Utah.Gov today announced new updates to the features of its Utah Bill Watch mobile application. The award winning Bill Watch free app helps concerned citizens track bills and receive instant updates as bills move through the Utah Legislature. The newly added features allow users to create and share lists of legislative priorities with like-minded advocates.
“We see transparency as a priority in the legislature,” said Rep. Brad Wilson, vice chair of the Executive Appropriations Committee. “Services like Bill Watch at Utah.Gov are a great way for our constituents to stay up-to-date on current legislation and public policy. Bill watch will help Utahans become more informed.”
The Bill Watch application allows citizens who want to stay on top of legislative issues to search for bills by topic, legislator's name, or bill number, and to receive updates directly to your mobile device via push notification. In 2013, Utah was the first state to create a mobile tracking service for state legislation. The app is provided by the official website for the state of Utah, Utah.Gov, and the Utah State Legislature (le.utah.gov). Bill Watch is one of hundreds of award winning services provided by Utah.Gov.
"Bill Watch is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in following the Utah legislature,” said Chip Dawson, Intergovernmental Affairs, eight years at the Utah legislature. "Finally we have a tool that allows citizens and government relations professionals to get real-time legislative updates on their mobile device."
Bill Watch Features:
Create and share collections of similar bills
Search for Utah bills by topic, bill number, legislator's name
Subscribe to one or several bills to watch
Receive push notifications when the bill status changes
View full details of the bill
View list of bills being watched
The application was selected as a finalist for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers IT Recognition Awards in the State Fast Track Solutions category.
Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1000 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 2012 alone, Utah.gov received an unprecedented 24 awards making it 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 eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.
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