Sunlight’s distributed effort at creating a model transparency bill – the Transparency in Government Act of 2008 – reached its next stage today. The revised version of the bill, found at PublicMarkup.org, is now open for public comment. The bill was initially opened for public comment back in March. New sections added to the bill thanks to public suggestions include improving oversight of the executive branch and provisions articulating the best methods for accessing legislative data.
I’m sure Sunlight’s John Wonderlich, who is leading this project, will be around here later to talk about the revisions and how working on a markup of a bill in an open, distributed manner has been.
Previous links about PublicMarkup.org and the Transparency in Government Act of 2008: