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State Agency Databases Activity Report 5/6/2012

Activity at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project continues. For a blow by blow description of the changes over the last two weeks, see http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d. Here are some highlights:

DATABASES ADDED

GEORGIA (Chris Sharpe)

Search General Assembly Audio/Video – “Search through the sound tracks of audio and video files from the Georgia State Legislature.” From 2001-2008

MAINE (Alex Burnett)

Bill Tracking and Text Search – Database of bills in the Maine Legislature since the 112th (1985) Legislature. Includes basic information about bills.

MICHIGAN (Michael McDonnell)

Trail or Pathway Search – You can search for information on a trail by name, by county, by feature or accommodation, or activity. You can also search from an interactive map. The site does not include many small county and city trails. Be sure you reset the search parameters after each search.

TEXAS (Ann Ellis)

Manufactured Housing Report Options – For those interested in information about manufactured homes in the state of Texas, this database provides records for ownership history, retailer data, tax information, and title, license, and inspection reports.

UTAH (Susanne Caro)

Statewide Warrant Search – First and last name required for searching The Utah Statewide Warrants file (SWW) is designed to provide information on individuals wanted in the state of Utah. The warrant information comes from courts that send in data to the Utah Criminal Justice Information System (UCJIS) via electronic transfer, which means that the data viewed is the direct result of court activity. As with any warrant system, caution must be used when viewing data from this file. Accuracy and timeliness are critical factors when acting on warrant information, as this system is dependent upon timely entry and removal of records by the courts.

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