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H.R.3157: Public Access to Public Science Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||science, technology, communications|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.|
|Total Cosponsors||1 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||Sept. 20, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Dec. 13, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Public Access to Public Science Act - Directs each of the covered agencies (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA], National Science Foundation [NSF], National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST], and National Weather Service [NWS]) to formulate and implement a public access policy to make covered works publicly available, without charge, on the day after the end of an embargo period.
Defines: (1) "covered work" as any peer-reviewed research results published in scholarly publications, with certain exceptions, that are based on research funded in whole or in part by a covered agency; and (2) "embargo period" as the period of time no more than 12 months after the initial date of publication of a covered work, unless modified.
Specifies that the public access policy shall: (1) allow the public to read, download, and analyze by machine covered works in digital form; (2) facilitate easy public search of, analysis of, and ...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Dec. 13, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.|
|Sept. 20, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.|