Track the progress of current Open Access bills in California, Illinois, and New York

California AB-609, California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research
Passed the Assembly, sent to the Senate and referred to committees

Illinois SB1900, Open Access to Research Articles Act
Passed both Houses, on the Governor’s desk

New York (Senate version) S4050-2013, Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research (TAPFR)
New York  (Assembly version) A180-2013, Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research (TAPFR)
Sent to committee in each House

California Open Access Legislation Clears Latest Hurdle

On May 30, 2013 David Knudson posted this in the official PLOS blog:

” The House Assembly today passed the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609). The act is now set to be heard in the Senate later this summer. If you live in California and would like to reach out to your state senator to show your support for AB 609 click on SPARC’s legislative action center and follow the prompts. If AB 609 becomes law, it will unlock access to the results of more than $200 million in annual, state-funded scientific research. We’d like to thank everyone who contacted their legislator to show support for this bill.

Meanwhile Open Access momentum continues in other states. The New York Open Access bill, S.4050 (Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research) will be considered by the Senate Finance committee next week. PLOS will continue to follow these developments and keep you updated.”

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