Legislative Reporting Service


The Legislative Reporting Service run by the UNC School of Government has dropped its subscription fees and is now free. The service includes a daily digest of bills and legislative actions, as well as bill summaries written by School of Government staffers. While the legislature's nonpartisan staff also provides bill summaries, the School of Government's summaries are available for bills as they're filed, rather than only being prepared when a bill gets a committee hearing. The LRS digests also explain what changes are made to bills during committee meetings. Users can create an account and bookmark individual bills. Until the switch to a free service, users paid $1,300 per legislative biennium to use the service. The service is found online at lrs.sog.unc.edu. (Colin Campbell, THE INSIDER, 1/04/19)