Monday, September 12, 2011

California Laws: Great new ideas

Waldo Jaquith of the StateDecoded, and Matt Carey have added a number of excellent ideas for organizing California's laws as part of our California Law Hackathon (RSVP here).

Do you have ideas for the hackathon?  Add them here*:
http://code.google.com/p/calaw/wiki/FeatureProposals

Current ideas include:

  • Cluster related code sections, for search and navigation
  • Create a timeline view for each code section
  • Bulk downloads for codes and legislation
  • Create identifiers for useful legislative units (e.g. language on "unfair practices")
  • Track movement of statutory text from one place in the code to another
*Write to me (aih at tabulaw dot com) for access to the wiki.