Vermont - incomplete data regarding Bills from current session (2015-2016)


I've run into some issues where OpenStates isn't showing updated data pertaining to Bills from Vermont's current 2015-2016 session. This is true in multiple instances. My web application depends on your data which is why I've marked the issue critical.

If I search OpenStates for S.241, you do show the Bill exists and who its sponsors are (though the legislators' images are blank on this page):

On their profile pages the legislator's images display fine:

If I click on the S.241, you're incorrectly showing the last action taken was on Jan. 5.

VT's official legislative website shows the last actions taken on S.241 were on Feb. 2.

When I go to the profile pages for the legislators who've sponsored S.241, and scroll down to their 'Sponsored Bills' section, it shows only data from the last session (2013-2014). You are showing current data for the other sections on the legislator's pages, ie. Media, Committee Membership and Recent Votes - just not for Sponsored Bills.

If I go to the Bill search page, and filter for the sponsoring legislator's names and for the current (2015-2016) session, it shows no data available (on S.241 or otherwise).

Please let me know if you need more info from me or if there's something else I can do to help in the meantime.

Thanks for all your hard work keeping OpenStates up and running!

Benjamin Brown


Andy Lo