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H.R. 5493 (114th): EDIT Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 15, 2016 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5493

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 15, 2016

(for herself and Mr. Messer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To direct the Librarian of Congress to ensure that each version of a bill or resolution which is made available for viewing on the Congress.gov website is presented in a manner which permits the viewer to follow and track online, within the same document, any changes made from previous versions of the bill or resolution.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Establishing Digital Interactive Transparency Act or the EDIT Act.

2.

Permitting viewers to track changes made to bills and resolutions made available on Congress.gov website

(a)

Requirements for website

In the operation of the Congress.gov website, the Librarian of Congress shall ensure that each version of a bill or resolution which is made available for viewing on the website is presented in a manner which permits the viewer to follow and track online, within the same document, any changes made from previous versions of the bill or resolution.

(b)

Effective date

This section shall take effect upon the expiration of the 1-year period which begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.