BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Legislature's website has been revamped a month before the start of the 2013 session.
Developers say the site hasn't been overhauled since 1999. Legislative Council information technology manager Kyle Forster says the new site is much easier to navigate.
The website will allow users to track the progress of bills that interest them. Before, many users relied on a paid tracking service.
The site is designed to let people search for phrases and words in bills and other documents.
Dustin Gawrylow (GUH'-vur-low) is the managing director of the North Dakota Watchdog Network. He says the former site was ``antiquated'' and almost impossible to search.
The Legislature's regular session starts Jan. 8. Its three-day organizational session begins Monday and runs through Wednesday.