The table shows the electronic formats used to publish state legislation. The links provide an example bill for each chamber. The + symbol identifies files that use page and line numbering.
Overall Results (Created: January 2013)
- 46 states publish legislation using PDF (all except DE, KY, NY, and SC).
- 32 states publish legislation using HTML.
- 16 states publish their legislation using only PDF.
- New York is the only state that publishes legislation using only HTML.
- Kentucky is the only state that publishes legislation using only MS Word.
- 47 states use page and line numbers (all except DE, KY, and TN).
- All of the PDF files use page and line numbering except Tennessee.
- Nevada and Wisconsin are the only states that use https:
- Six states use barcoding (HI, IL, MD, MS, NC, WA).
- Missouri uses PDF bookmarks to each page and Washington uses PDF bookmarks that link to each section.
- None of the PDF files contain source file attachments.
- None of the files are digitally signed.
- None of the states publish legislation using XML.