H.R. 4004 (112th): Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012

Introduced:
Feb 09, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Michael “Mike” Doyle Jr.
Representative for Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 09, 2012
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5037 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2010

S. 2096 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 09, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 09, 2012
Referred to Committee Feb 09, 2012
 
Full Title

To provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency.

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Cosponsors
34 cosponsors (22D, 12R) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/9/2012--Introduced.
Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 - Requires each federal agency with extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to develop a specified federal research public access policy that is consistent with, and that advances, the purposes of the agency.
Makes each federal research public access policy applicable to: (1) researchers employed by the federal agency whose works remain in the public domain; and (2) researchers funded by the agency. Specifies exclusions.
Requires the submission of annual reports by each federal agency on its federal research public access policy.

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