H.R.1234: Electronic Message Preservation Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 18, 2013
Latest Major Action June 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Electronic Message Preservation Act - (Sec. 2) Requires the Archivist of the United States to promulgate regulations governing federal agency preservation of electronic messages that are federal records and to periodically review and amend such regulations as necessary. Requires such regulations to: (1) require the electronic capture, management, and preservation of such electronic records in accordance with the Federal Records Act; (2) require such records to be retrievable through electronic searches; (3) establish mandatory minimum functional requirements for electronic records management systems and a process to certify federal agency compliance with such requirements; (4) include timelines for federal agency compliance; and (5) include requirements for the capture, management, and preservation of other electronic records. Defines "electronic records management system" as software designed to manage electronic records, including by categorizing and locating records, ensuring ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 25, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 93.
June 25, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-128.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.