Preserving the Records of the E-Legislature
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is an internationally renowned research institution. Primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), SDSC is the leading-edge site for the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), a 41-institution partnership to create a computational environment for tomorrow's scientific discoveries. The SDSC will lend us their computer expertise in grid technology and provide support
The Revisor's Office is the principal records creator in the project. It is a legislative, non-partisan office that provides services to members of both houses of the legislature as well as all constitutional offices, and all state agencies and departments. In 2005, the Revisor's Office will move to an XML-based bill drafting application. For information on how a bill becomes law, read the "Making Laws" information brief produced by the Minnesota House Research Department.
The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library is the repository of legislative committee records and the primary office involved in guiding legislative history research. Library staff members play a key role in the organization and management of the legislative web site.
The California Legislative Counsel is the legal counsel to the Legislature and its members. Among many of its responsibilities include drafting legislation, reviewing and analyzing statutory law, and providing information technology services to the Legislature, through the Legislative Data Center. The Legislative Counsel maintains the web site, http://www.leginfo.ca.gov, which is the official public site for information on California law, pending legislation, bills, and other legislative publications. The California Legislative Counsel began using an XML bill drafting system at the start of the 2005 session. For more information on data maintained in electronic format by the California Legislative Counsel/Legislative Data Center, see its online catalog.
The California State Library serves as the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The State Library offers a wide range of services to a variety of audiences ranging from access to California historical documentation, to California legislation, and to the internet.
The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is the repository of permanent government records as well as other materials documenting California history. Included in its government records collection are legislative committee records, legislators and governor's records, and videotapes of selected floor sessions and committee hearings.
September 15, 2005