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Bill Comparison Tool

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This tool helps users compare the text of bill documents using the document comparison feature in Microsoft Word. Bill documents are retrieved from the Legislature’s website. When two bill documents are selected, the tool creates a comparison document where differences are shown in tracked changes. You can use the tool to see changes in substitute or engrossed bill versions compared to the original version. Additional related documents, such as fiscal notes, can also be retrieved and compared.

Bill comparison tool

You'll need to download the Excel file to your computer for full functionality.

Bill comparison tool troubleshooting guide

Guidance for using the bill comparison tool.

Bill compare tool example

Example screenshot of bill comparison tool, showing a list of bills with checkboxes to the left of each one. Two checkboxes are checked., with a "compare" button below these.

Word compare document example

Screenshot showing examples of two bills being compared in MS Word. Differences are shown in red text.

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