The most important and often undervalued component of any legislative tracking system is the quality and depth of the content. Great features are useless if the underlying content is inaccurate, slow to update, or sparse. We pride ourselves on delivering accurate, comprehensive, and timely legislative content sourced directly from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Congress. Here's a summary of the content included in our legislative tracking module:
Powered by our comprehensive content, GovHawk's legislative tracking solution includes access to a wide-variety of platform features designed specifically for government affairs professionals. Our most popular features include:
Use our quick or advanced search tools to search our comprehensive database of legislative content. Searches can be based on specific keywords, phrases, jurisdictions, bill numbers, folders, dates, custom fields, and much more. Use our advanced modifiers and operators to hone in on the content that matters while filtering out irrelevant items. Our search combs through bill metadata and bill text to ensure don't miss relevant items.
Setup personalized alerts based on searches, folders, or individual bills. Users can receive alerts within 15 minutes of new activity being posted by a legislature or schedule alerts to come at specific times throughout the day. If speed isn't your thing, you should know that most GovHawk users experience sizeable reductions in the number of irrelevant alert results compared to competitive tools. In some cases, our customers are seeing reductions of more than 40% saving them hours of screening time each week.
Use our folder management system to organize your bills of interest into personalized categories of your choosing. Unlike many legislative tracking services, GovHawk is capable of automatically adding new items to your folders when they meet your specified criteria. For users that prefer more control, self-manage the contents of your folders by adding or hiding items. All folders can be easily edited, sorted, filtered, exported, or turned into shareable reports.
Compare two unique versions of the same bill side-by-side. This tool saves time when it comes to determining what is different between two different versions. Unique text will be marked and highlighted to show where bill language has been added or removed from each version. There are numerous features including searching within the comparison, changing the view, printing, downloading, and reviewing a summary of the changes in a list format.
Using our beloved link-to-keywords feature, users can quickly locate all occurrences of their keywords or phrases within the text of bills. If keyword-based criteria are present, users can cycle through each occurrence and have their keywords highlighted to quickly scan long documents for relevance and context. This can save considerable time when deciding if a bill needs to be tracked moving-forward.
Create custom fields for bill and member pages allowing your users to log and store custom content. Common examples include fields for notes, analysis, position, priority, and more. Users can choose from a variety of field types including open text, picklists, checkboxes, and color coded labels. Custom fields can be included in your custom reports to be shared with external stakeholders or they can be kept private for internal use.
At no additional cost, receive full access to our federal and state legislator directory. This includes general contact information for each legislator, a biography, staff contacts (with contact information), committee assignments, district maps, and much more. You can also choose to add custom fields to legislator pages to manage your interactions with each office, record meeting notes, assign a status, or track key information.
Create internal or external bill reports using our custom report builder. Reports can be created based on a specific folder, searches, or specific bills. Personalize your reports by adding your logo, including a description, adding an interactive map, customizing layouts, selecting relevant fields, and more. Once saved, reports can be edited, cloned, or shared with internal or external stakeholders. Saved reports will automatically update each time they are opened based on the underlying criteria.
We make it easy to share legislative content with internal or external stakeholders -- without contractual limitations. In addition to being able to export any search or folder, users can export any saved report as a PDF or spreadsheet. Even more popular, all reports can also be shared via the web as public links or embedded into your public or private web pages. All web-based reports automatically update ensuring recipients of your reports will always see the most recent content at the fastest possible speed. All web report layouts and formats can be customized to your desired preferences including options to enable front-end filtering and sorting, exports, searching, interactive maps, and much more.
Every GovHawk customer is assigned a dedicated Account Manager who is responsible for providing personalized account setup, training, and support to all of your users. All of our Account Managers are experts on our platform and they have a background in public policy. Our customers rave about our training and support given our industry-leading response times and our personalized approach that ensures you get the most value out of your subscription. What's included:
Legislative tracking customers also utilize:
Track regulations in all 50 states, DC, federal through a centralized platform. Conduct searches, receive alerts, organize your register entries by issue, create and share custom reports, and much more.
For more specialized requirements, have our team screen new bills and regulations for relevancy, write custom summaries or analysis, or curate custom reports for your stakeholders.
Complete the form to request your no-cost demo. We will contact you to schedule a personalized session to discuss your specific needs and provide you with a demo of the GovHawk platform.
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