LexisNexis® Legal & Professional announced today it has launched a new Web interface and innovative features for its state and federal legislative and regulatory activity solution, LexisNexis® State Net®. The new design and features help government, public affairs and compliance professionals easily find, assess and act upon data and intelligence about government activity faster and with more confidence than ever before.
Legislative and regulatory activity in U.S. state legislatures has increased dramatically over the past decade. During that period, there has also been a significant rise in the number of state regulatory agencies and the number of bills introduced. State Net helps professionals interested in legislative and regulatory activity stay up-to-date on this growing volume of activity by providing a single destination for comprehensive and trusted legislative and regulatory actions from 50 state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
State Net collects, verifies and analyzes this information to deliver comprehensive coverage, high-integrity intelligence and customized tracking tools enabling users to cut through large volumes of data to get the most current, relevant and reliable information on government activity to evaluate impacts to their business and move decisively if needed.
“State Net offers government affairs and compliance management professionals a comprehensive data source and analytical tools to monitor government activity from beginning to end,” said Jeff Pfeifer, Vice President, LexisNexis Primary Law Solutions. “The updates and enhancements we’re announcing today are a great example of the LexisNexis commitment to continually work with customers to update, enhance and improve State Net over time to meet their changing needs.”
As a result of new enhancements, a significant change to State Net that is immediately visible is a new user interface that makes it easier than ever for customers to find, track and act on legislative and regulatory developments important to them. In addition to a new look and more intuitive search capabilities, other updated features include tailored intelligence reporting, an “Upcoming Events” calendar displaying future hearings and deadlines for bills and states of interest, post-search filters to quickly get to what is most important, streamlined tracking and customized reporting tools that provide more control with simplified tagging and alerting applications.
LexisNexis has recently added some other new tools and features for State Net, including:
• Legislative Outlook an exclusive forecasting tool for all 50 U.S. states, Congress and DC government that enables users to focus on bills that are likely to move forward in those bodies and understand the political factors that are contributing to that movement.
• Voter Scorecards this tool allows clients to run reports to see if legislators voted favorably or unfavorably towards their positions for all 50 states, DC, US, & Puerto Rico so they can score, analyze, and share the effectiveness of federal and state legislators for bills that matter to their organization.
• New Mobile Features updates to the State Net mobile Website make it easier for users to stay connected to critical bills, hearings and legislators while they no matter where they are. New capabilities include the ability to quickly add bills to multiple tracking files and receive intraday alerts.
State Net also has a feature, Code Links, which are direct, highly reliable links from proposed or enacted bills to specific and relevant code sections that allow users to access the most current version and context for statutory changes.
Founded more than 40 years ago and acquired by LexisNexis in 2010, State Net is available either as a standalone solution that does not require a subscription to Lexis Advance or lexis.com or as a content source within a customer’s subscription to one of those online legal research solutions.
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