Web Site Changes at the Montana Legislature

You MUST update your web browser’s bookmarks or favorites

What: Many of the documents linked from the Montana Legislature’s web site are being moved to a new server. Users with bookmarks\favorites MUST update their bookmarks\favorites to point to the new location after the change is made. See the list of documents below.

When: The server change will occur in early June 2013. For a short time both the old and new servers will contain the documents. The old (existing) server will be shut down before the end of June 2013.

Why: The Legislature has contracted for web hosting with the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) since the 1990s. On July 1, 2013 that contract will end, and the web documents hosted at OPI will have been moved to a Legislative Branch owned web server.

List of documents that are moving:

  1. Online MCA.
  2. Online Constitution.
  3. Bill text from all legislative sessions that are online.
  4. Fiscal notes from all legislative sessions that are online.
  5. Journals from all legislative sessions that are online.
  6. House and Senate rules online.
  7. LAWS status reports from some older sessions.
  8. Amendment text, committee amendments, and other documents related to legislative sessions.
  9. For you techies: Any Montana Legislature related documents that have a URL base of “data.opi.mt.gov”.

FAQS:

  1. Q: Can you just do redirects so I don’t have to change my bookmarks\favorites?
  2. Q: This is really a pain for me to delete and recreate all my bookmarks\favorites, is there an easier way to do this?
  3. Q: Why are these documents on the OPI server in the first place?