Relative to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act
en-CA, bills, wrapper, status
- Referred to Committee
- Bill Passed
We believe that online video is an important and growing medium for engaging with our government at every level: state, city, local, and others. Unfortunately, state legislatures generally not make video of their proceedings (e.g., legislative actions like votes and committee hearings) available in ways that meet the community-generated Principles of Open Government Data.
California- editorial note: as far as what's out there now, as of this writing: the most-central repository of official online video for bills in the CA state legislature of which we're aware is CalChannel, but they do not make their video available in ways that are fully open. So at the moment, a fair amount of research and digging is still required to access video content relevant to this bill and bills in general. But they do have some decent offerings in streaming Flash video from both chambers of the legislature, it would seem, via their customized WordPress installation.
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