Text of the Plain Writing Act of 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 2010. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 27, 2010 (Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment).

This is not the latest text of this bill.

Download PDF

Source: GPO


2d Session

H.R. 946

In the Senate of the United States,

September 27, 2010.


That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 946) entitled An Act to enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing that Government documents issued to the public must be written clearly, and for other purposes., do pass with the following


On page 2, line 17, strike relevant to and insert necessary for


On page 3, strike lines 5 through 9 and insert the following:


Plain writing

The term plain writing means writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience.


On page 4, line 2, after website insert as required under paragraph (2)