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Open State Project API

The Open State Project API, provided by Sunlight Labs (part of the Sunlight Foundation), is part of the Sunlight Labs community of open source developers and designers dedicated to opening up our government to make it more transparent, accountable and responsible. The Open State Project API is a RESTful API for accessing state legislative information in a JSON format.

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Open State Project: Highlights

Summary
Provides State Legislative Information
Category
Government
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON
API home
http://sunlightlabs.github.io/openstates-api/ 
This is 1 of
8 APIs by Sunlight Labs

Open State Project: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://openstates.sunlightlabs.com/api/v1/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Request API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
sunlightlabs.com/  
Company
Sunlight Labs  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Yes  
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
services.sunlightlabs.com/accounts/register/#tos 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Python 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
sunlightlabs.com/blog/ 
Site Blog
sunlightfoundation.com/blog/ 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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