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Links & Tips for Tracking Legislation

State Links

Aids for Action

Tips for Tracking Legislation

Go to www.legis.state.ak.us.

Double click on "Bill Action & Status Inquiry System" (BASIS) on the top right-hand side.

Enter the bill number. You must click on the gray area Display Bill Root—the enter key does not work.

Type in "SB ___" or "HB ___".

"Bill History & Action" is the next page to appear. This page shows you all the action that has taken place thus far on the bill.

Scroll down and you will see which committee it is in.

Scroll back up and double click on "Full Text"; you then arrive at "Bill Resolutions Versions Display."

If you have Adobe Acrobat, choose the PDF file. If you don't, choose from the left-hand side. You will notice several versions of the bill, but the bottom one is the most current version. This is the version that is in the respective committee. Let's say you want to compare the original bill and the most current version. Print out the version at the top of the page (original version) and the version at the bottom of the page (current version) and compare.

Let's say you want to look at the minutes of a particular meeting but you're not sure of the date of the meeting. The best way to do this is to go back to the "Bill History & Action" page.

Scroll down. The entries for a bill will show action by a committee, including the summary of the committee members' votes.

Go back to the "Bill History & Action" page. On the right-hand side you will see a list ("bill action, sponsor summary, subject summary, etc"). Scroll down to "Committee Minute Selection" (2nd from the bottom). You are now at "Committee Minute Query."

Click on "Senate Minutes" and enter the dates. (Tip: enter dates a little before and a little after the date that is shown on the "Bill History & Action" page.)

Enter the Bill Number — "SB ___" or "HB ___".

Click on "Display Minute Summary." You will now see all the minutes from the meetings. Click on whichever ones you want to read.

Let's say you don't know a bill number but know sponsored a bill. ON the BASIS home page you will see "Sponsor Summary" on the right-hand side. Click on it and go from there.

Let's say you don't know the bill number nor the sponsor. On the BASIS home page you will see "Subject Summary." Click on the subject and go from there.

This may seem like "too much to handle," but it really is simple once you get used to it. You will notice on the www.legis.state.ak.us page there is a great deal of information available to you.

Use it. Get familiar with it. The more you use it, the stronger we become and the more we will be heard.

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