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H.R. 852 (106th): Freedom to E-File Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 1999 (Introduced).


HR 852 IH

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 852

To require the Department of Agriculture to establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable the public to file all required paperwork electronically with the Department and to have access to public information on farm programs, quarterly trade, economic, and production reports, and other similar information.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 25, 1999

Mr. LAHOOD introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To require the Department of Agriculture to establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable the public to file all required paperwork electronically with the Department and to have access to public information on farm programs, quarterly trade, economic, and production reports, and other similar information.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Freedom to E-File Act’.

SEC. 2. ELECTRONIC FILING AND RETRIEVAL.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable the public to file all required paperwork electronically with the Department of Agriculture and to have access to public information on farm programs, quarterly trade, economic, and production reports, and other similar information.

    (b) PROGRESS REPORTS- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall report to Congress the progress made toward implementing subsection (a).