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S. 760: Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act

About the bill

GovTrack endorses this bill because it codifies the practices of open government data that we helped to pioneer. For more information, see a letter of support that we signed onto.

Data.gov was launched in 2009 as a public repository for data about the federal government, including budgets, revenues, and more. But the website has fallen short of some of its initial promises regarding scope and usability. And many fear the Trump administration could interfere with or restrict open data.

A 2013 President Obama executive order attempted to accomplish some ...

Sponsor and status

Brian Schatz

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2017
Length: 24 pages
Introduced:

Mar 29, 2017

Status:

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 17, 2017.

Prognosis:

26% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 29, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 17, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 24, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Pending
 
Passed Senate (House next)

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 760 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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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