Legislation XML

From the Windley’s Enterprise Computing Weblog:

US House of Representatives and XML

The US House of Representatives has made a significant effort in developing DTDs for describing bills. My authority as Utah CIO doesn’t extend to the Utah Legislature (you can tell from their URL), but I’d still love to see them adopt something like the House standards. They might be able to just use the House DTDs directly. A recent article in Government Computer News writes about the House XMl efforts.

This could be quite useful for tracking legislation for association government affairs programs. It will be very interesting to see how this is deployed. I’d love to be able to make an xml-rpc call to a government server to get the latest version of a particular bill in xml.