LexisNexis and State Net Expand Alliance

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LexisNexis customers to gain more in-depth legislative history to serve growing need for improved legal and compliance programs.

The states enact more than 25,000 new laws each year, and by adding our legislative history information to its product offering, LexisNexis is providing its customers access to a more in-depth resource that could significantly improve the effectiveness of their legal and compliance programs

LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, today announced an expanded alliance with State Net® by adding state legislative history content to the LexisNexis® services. State legislative history gives legal and government affairs practitioners’ insights as to the legislative intent behind proposed and enacted legislation.

With thousands of laws enacted each year, organizations are increasingly concerned with remaining in compliance and evaluating legislative intent. With the addition of State Net Legislative Histories, LexisNexis now provides complete research solutions to help practitioners track proposed and enacted legislation and also dig deeper into the meaning of legislation to ensure that their compliance programs not only fit the letter of the law, but also the intention.
“The states enact more than 25,000 new laws each year, and by adding our legislative history information to its product offering, LexisNexis is providing its customers access to a more in-depth resource that could significantly improve the effectiveness of their legal and compliance programs,” said Laurie Stinson, State Net executive vice president.

According to State Net, legislative mandates can impose significant costs on U.S. businesses. Compliance with the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, for instance, is expected to cost American businesses an estimated $27 billion annually by the year 2010. Now, LexisNexis clients can more effectively marshal their lobbying and compliance efforts by identifying relevant bills, and actively monitoring them through the legislative process.

The State Net content available on the LexisNexis services now provides

  •     access to legislative history since 2003 (2000 in California);
  •     full-text searching through thousands of Committee Reports, Fiscal Notes, Governors’ Messages, etc.; and
  •     fast access to legislative history linked directly from the Bill Tracking Document along with the full text of the bill.

“We are committed to providing complete solutions to help customers remain in compliance. LexisNexis has been a provider of the State Net full-text bills and bill tracking solutions for nearly two-decades. Our expansion to include the legislative history offering provides our customers with a more in-depth understanding that can help them protect what matters most,” said Darrell Huntsman, vice president and managing director at LexisNexis.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® (http://www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis® and Nexis® research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (http://www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

About State Net        
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, State Net® has been delivering vital legislative and regulatory intelligence and in-depth reporting to the government relations community for over 30 years. In a continued effort to maintain market leadership, the company monitors every bill in every state, the District of Columbia and Congress, as well as every state and federal administrative regulation. In addition to Sacramento, State Net maintains offices in several states and Washington, DC.                                                

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