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FTP CSV FILE

Users having the desire and ability to do their own bill tracking have files available for download using FTP software. These files are suitable for spreadsheet or database input. The ftp domain name entry is "legis.state.va.us." The directory structure is "fromdlas\csv061". (in this example, 06 is for year 2006 and 1 is for session number... substitute the appropriate numbers for other year/session combinations). To acquire access, please contact our help desk (804) 786-9631 for a user id.

BILLS.CSV

The bills.csv file contains one row per bill. This file is updated hourly during session and reflects a 'snapshot' status of all bills. The bolded items indicate columns added in the fall of 2014. This is a comma separated values file with the following columns:

  • 1. Bill_id
  • 2. Bill_description
  • 3. Patron_id
  • 4. Patron_name
  • 5. Last_house_committee_id
  • 6. Last_house_action
  • 7. Last_house_action_date
  • 8. Last_senate_committee_id
  • 9. Last_senate_action
  • 10. Last_senate_action_date
  • 11. Last_conference_action
  • 12. Last_conference_action_dateril
  • 13. Last_governor_action
  • 14. Last_governor_action_date
  • 15. Emergency
  • 16. Passed_house
  • 17. Passed_senate
  • 18. Passed
  • 19. Failed
  • 20. Carried_over
  • 21. Approved
  • 22. Vetoed
  • 23. Full_text_doc1
  • 24. Full_text_date1
  • 25. Full_text_doc2
  • 26. Full_text_date2
  • 27. Full_text_doc3
  • 28. Full_text_date3
  • 29. Full_text_doc4
  • 30. Full_text_date4
  • 31. Full_text_doc5
  • 32. Full_text_date5
  • 33. Full_text_doc6
  • 34. Full_text_date6
  • 35. Last_house_actid
  • 36. Last_senate_actid
  • 37. Last_conference_act
  • 38. Last_governor_actid
  • 39. Chapter_id
  • 40. Introduction_date

HISTORY.CSV

The history.csv file contains one row for each history "action" related to a given bill.
This is a comma separated values file with the following columns:

  • 1. Bill_id
  • 2. History_date
  • 3. History_description

For more information on downloading legislative ftp csv files, please contact:
Legislative Automated Systems Help Desk
GAB Suite 660
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 786-9631