Bill Summaries at GovTrack

Dr. Joshua Tauberer‘s GovTrack free access to law and e-participation service now includes summaries of selected legislation, according to Dr. Aviad Eilam‘s post entitled Update: Adding Bill Summaries, at GovTrack Blog.

Here is an excerpt of the post:

Here at GovTrack we’ve gotten a fair amount of complaints about wordy, incomprehensible legislative language. So we’ve started doing our own research on certain bills, in an effort to provide simple and straightforward explanations of their content and purpose. These are bills that have gotten a lot of coverage in the press and social media, have many of our users tracking them, or have piqued our interest. Oftentimes, they have all three features.

Here’s a list of the bills we’ve summarized so far, ordered by the number of users tracking them:

H.J.Res. 15: A bill to repeal presidential term limits
S. 150, H.R. 437: Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
H.R. 138, S. 33: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
H.R. 142, S. 35: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013
H.R. 21: NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act of 2013
H.R. 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013
H.R. 193: Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2013
S. 22: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2013 […]

For more details, please see the complete post.

HT @freegovinfo

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