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Online Tools Help Track New Bills in Utah

March 7, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 7, 2019--With the start of the 2019 legislative session Utah residents turn their attention to the business of state government. Utah.Gov and the Utah State Legislature work to provide useful tools to help Utahans track legislation and learn more about what legislators are proposing.

Last year the legislature launched a newly redesigned legislative website, le.utah.gov. The site helps Utah residents connect and interact with their legislators. Utah residents can learn about proposed and past legislation as well as listen to committees and floor debates.

“One of the primary goals of the Utah House is to be accessible to the public,” said Speaker of the House Brad Wilson. “In doing so, we need ensure that we are equipping our constituents with the tools to have meaningful interactions. The Department of Technology Services provides platforms that make the work we do more effective and meaningful. I’d encourage citizens to use them and engage.”

At le.utah.gov residents and interested parties can:

  • Find all proposed legislation
  • Create an account
  • Create lists for tracking legislation
  • Track your lists from any device
  • Follow the process and see status
  • See sponsors for legislation

The legislature also provides the Bill Watch mobile application, Bill Watch helps residents who want to keep up with legislative issues search for bills by topic, legislator’s name, or bill number. The app will send updates directly to a mobile device via push notification. Bill Watch users can create and share lists of legislation with other concerned residents.

Find Bill Watch in the iTunes or Google Play Store to download the app.

“These simple online services help improve communication and make information about the legislative process easily accessible to all,” said Brad Wilson, Speaker of the House of Representatives. “They are an important tool to demonstrate our accountability to the people of Utah.”

Another way to learn more about what goes on at the capitol and on le.utah.gov is the capitol virtual tour. Website visitors can explore the capitol by moving in any direction in the 360-degree image and viewing points of interest that include exterior buildings, legislative chambers, artwork and building information. The tour’s exclusive access to the capitol provides stunning views that are not usually available to visitors.

To learn more visit Utah.Gov.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahGov

Facebook: http://www.utah.gov/facebook/

RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html

Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/

About Utah.Gov

Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the state of Utah. Utah.gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2018 alone, Utah.gov received 15 awards making it one of the nation’s most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of firm NIC’s family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

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CONTACT: Utah Interactive

Sara Watts

General Manager

801-983-0275

swatts@utahinteractive.org

or

Stephanie Weteling

Department of Technology Services

Public Information Officer

801-538-3284

stweiss@utah.gov

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA UTAH

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT MOBILE/WIRELESS STATE/LOCAL

SOURCE: Utah Interactive

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