CPI Releases Model Legislation Tracker to See Who Is Trying to Push Identical Legislation Across State Legislatures

This is neat:

Earlier this year, the Center for Public IntegrityUSA TODAY and the Arizona Republic analyzed model statehouse bills to take the first nationwide accounting of how prolific copycat legislation has become.
Today, the news organizations publicly released a new model legislation tracker that goes deeper, identifying copycat legislation by comparing statehouse bills to each other — and making that information accessible to the public.


The tool developed by Public Integrity reveals model bills — some previously unidentified — that impactnearly every aspect of American life, from who can grow hemp or breed puppies, to what can be called “milk” or “meat” for purchase at your local grocery stores.
Using the new model legislation tracker, Public Integrity retrieved nearly 1.2 million bills across all 50 states and compared their text to identify when two bills in different states have common language.

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