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CapitolTrack is your daily dashboard for tracking and reporting on California bills from idea to law.

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Tip of the Week

  • New Summaries by ChatGPT      By now you’ve heard about ChatGPT; an artificial inteligence that’s reshaping professional fields from engineering to medicine. At CapitolTrack we’ve leveraged this technology to provide you with new summaries of bill text which we call Laymen’s Summaries:      Starting today, we’ve added the Laymen’s Summary to the list of summary tabs available on the bill information page. It would be a huge help if you could let us
  •     New Tools in CapitolTrack      We’ve released many new tools in CapitolTrack Version 3.5 and announced each debut with an email like this one.  Check our CapitolTrack, Tip of the Week page, if you’re concerned that you might have missed a past Tip introducing a new feature.      Review this page for a collection of past Tips, and click ‘Read More’ at the bottom of each to view the Tip in
  • Scheduled Email Banner      Scheduled reports in CapitolTrack Version 3.5 now allow for a customized banner to be added. Brand your scheduled email with your logo, add instructions or a message for your recipient with a Scheduled Email Banner. Here’s how:      Navigate to Settings and Tools by clicking on your username in the upper-right corner of CapitolTrack V3.5. Click ‘Scheduled Email Banner’ to reach a tool for building a banner which will
  • Introducing Masthead         Masthead offers customization and branding for your reports. Logos and custom fonts can be applied to the header and footer of your report using the new dropdown menu located above Header 1 when editing a report. Here’s how it works:      Use the ‘i’ shown above near the Masthead to open an instructional document of what we need to build your custom Masthead. Send us a draft of how you’d
  • Create a New Report Category      Organize your reports by creating Categories. Use these as folders to keep your account organized. Create named categories of your personal reports or keep all of your Web Reports in one place: Create a new Category for your reports by clicking on ‘Save’ above any existing report: Next, type the name of the new Category in the dropdown menu:   Save the report and the new category will
  •   Extraordinary Session Search      The start of the 2023-24 session brought with it an Extraordinary Session regarding California oil prices. Find and track all the Extraordinary Session bills by following these steps:      Create a New Report and Navigate to the Keyword Filters tab. In the box, type “Measure Contains *X*.” Then use the Bill Filters Tab to select Tracked, NonTracked and Archived Sources.      Click Run at the bottom right
  •     Categories Clean-Up      Start this new session with a clean account by removing any outdated Categories. Follow these steps to remove Categories from the Reports section of your Workspace: Method 1: A Category will be removed when it no longer contains any reports. Deleting all the reports under a Category is the fastest way to remove it altogether.  Method 2: Move reports you’d like to keep to a new Category. First, run
  • CapitolTrack Scheduled Reports      Scheduled Reports are now available in CapitolTrack version 3.5! Log into the new version and find a calendar icon next to each of your reports to get started.      Click the icon to set a schedule for emailing this report. Enter a comma separated list of email address recipients, which days of the week the report should be sent and at what time of day. You can even customize
  • Switching to the 23-24 Session      Next week, CapitolTrack will switch from the 2021-22 session to the new 2023-24 session. There’s no need to change or purge your current bill file, it will always be available to you in the future by selecting 2021/22 at the top of the page.      All of your reports will be copied into the new session, making this a great time to make any updates to your
  • Request for Comment Available on New Document Types      The Request for Comment feature is now available on both the Amends the Law and the Bill Analysis documents, due to popular demand. Send an email to any colleagues whose oppinions you’d like, right from the document in question.      As before, the Request for Comment includes the document in order to cut and paste relevant portions for your note. Emails can be sent