The New Mexico Bill Tracker
Track bills you're interested in during the NM legislative session.
The NM BillTracker is a free service for following pending legislation, written by Akkana Peck.
I wrote it because I was frustrated at how difficult it is to find out when bills are actively being considered in the legislature. I wanted something I could use to track bills and let me know when important issues are coming up for debate or for a vote.
And besides, if I help make it easier for people to keep track of what our government is doing, maybe more people will be able to take an active role in New Mexico's government and help our state move in the right direction. (If you're interested in being more active in government, I'm also the webmaster for the League of Women Voters of New Mexico, which has lots of useful legislation-related links on the LWVNM Action page.)
NMBillTracker asks for your email address so it can send you updates on bills. Email addresses are not used for any other purpose, and will never be shared with outside projects or companies.
If you don't want email updates and just want to check bill status online with a web browser, you can leave the email field blank.
If you initially register an email address, then change your mind and decide you don't want email updates after all, go to Settings and make the Email field blank.
Currently BillTracker is still experimental. I'm still changing things (like the order in which bills are shown), and I'm sure there are bugs. Use it at your own risk, but I welcome feedback. I hope you find it useful during our 2019 session!
Right now the BillTracker only works in New Mexico, but it should be fairly easy to extend it to any state that has bill status online. The NM BillTracker uses Python to scrape the New Mexico Legislative website. if you're interested in using BillTracker in your state, I'd be happy to work with you to integrate scrapers for other states into the BillTracker source code. Drop me a line.
BillTracker is free open source software, written in Python and Flask. Billtracker source code is on GitHub. Contributions are welcome!
Problems, pet peeves or wish list? Contact Akkana.