H.R. 3762 (111th): Congressional Research Service Electronic Accessibility Act of 2009

Introduced:
Oct 08, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Frank Kratovil Jr.
Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Oct 08, 2009
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 118 (Related)
A resolution to provide Internet access to certain Congressional Research Service publications.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 29, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 8, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Oct 08, 2009
Referred to Committee Oct 08, 2009
 
Full Title

To provide members of the public with Internet access to certain Congressional Research Service publications, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


10/8/2009--Introduced.
Congressional Research Service Electronic Accessibility Act of 2009 - Directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, working jointly with the Director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), to establish and maintain a centralized, searchable, electronic database consisting of:
(1) CRS Issue Briefs, Reports, and Authorization of Appropriations Products and Appropriations Products; and
(2) an index of such information.
Exempts:
(1) any information determined to be confidential by the CRS Director or the head of the agency that provided it to CRS; and
(2) any document that is the product of a confidential research request made by a House or Senate Member, officer, employee, or office.
Authorizes the Clerk and the Secretary, on the basis of information provided by the Director, to: (1) remove from the database information about a CRS employee or material that may infringe the copyright of a protected work; and (2) make any changes that the Director determines are necessary to ensure that information in the database is accurate and current.
Requires each official public website of a Member or committee of Congress to permit public use to obtain the information contained in such database to the same extent congressional users may obtain such information through the CRS website.
Provides that this Act does not require the Director to respond to any public inquiry with respect to information in the database.

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