H.R. 4775 (111th): Open and Transparent Smithsonian Act of 2009


Mar 4, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 4, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Eleanor Norton

Delegate for District of Columbia At Large



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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2010
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About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the application of sections 552, 552a, and 552b of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) to the Smithsonian Institution, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/4/2010--Introduced.Open and Transparent Smithsonian Act of 2009 - Makes the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, federal law relating to open meetings of federal agencies, and the Federal Advisory ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 4, 2010

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4775”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1786 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 5, 2011

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