|An "Add Checked Items to Notification" button has been added to
the registered user Filing Cabinet page, making it simple to sign up for email
notification of updates to items in your filing cabinet. Contents of the
Filing Cabinet are now automatically alphabetized. Also, new formatting
and default values make this feature easier to use and understand.
Find out more about the filing cabinet, or
find out more about notification.
|The most recent history item has been added to the result
list of bill searches, so it is no longer necessary to open each bill to
determine the last activity on the item.
|The Daily Introduced, Engrossed and
Enrolled Bills page now returns the first several characters of the
description of each bill, so it is no longer necessary to open each bill to
determine the nature of the bill.
| An RSS 2.0 XML file has been
provided on the Bills page for syndication
of bill updates.
|An option to receive plain text notification emails (as opposed to
Html emails) has been added to the Notify page. Note that you can only
access the Notify page when logged in with your registered username and
|The ability to search Committee Bill Records by key word has been
added to the Advanced Legislative
|Search result limitations have been removed.
|History items on the bill status pages now link committee names
(as in "referred to committee on...") to their Committee Bill Records.
|When a link on the site has been "visited" it will change to a
slightly different color to help with site navigation.
|Registered users now have the option of being notified when
bills they are watching have analysis files submitted to the site.
|The Search Introduced, Engrossed,
and Enrolled Bills page can now be queried using a date range or a
specific date. This essentially provides a "Currently Enrolled Bills" report,
among other things.
|A "Printable Version" of most pages in the site can be accessed
by clicking on the new printer icon at the
top of the page.
|An MCL document outline, or "index", is available, and can be
seen as an index icon at the top of
|Bill searches by category
and by detailed category
can take multiple categories. The result of a search using multiple
categories/detailed categories will be only those bills that belong to all of
the selected categories/detailed categories.