The Maryland State House. Photo from Flickr user cometstarmoon under Creative Commons for Attribution.
As Technical.ly Baltimore reported in July, Maryland was selected as the first testing ground for the second version of the tool. That second version remains under development. But today on Madison Maryland, with the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly in full swing, people can read and comment on a number of bills being introduced.
Among them, Sen. Bill Ferguson‘s bill calling for an establishment of a uniform statewide open data policy and a bill calling for reforming the state’s Public Information Act, the subject of scrutiny in recent months for being cumbersome and unhelpful in disseminating state information that people request.
Adding comments to proposed legislation requires signing up for a free user account, and the site is still in the public beta phase, which means bugs are likely to crop up.
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