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 Bill Status of SB1900  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-OPEN ACCESS RESEARCH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss - Pamela J. Althoff - Jacqueline Y. Collins

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kelly Burke - Al Riley, Kathleen Willis and Camille Y. Lilly)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/9/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0295

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Open Access to Research Articles Act. Provides that no later than 12 months after the effective date of the Act, each public institution of higher education shall develop an open access to research articles policy. Provides that all public institutions of higher education shall develop policies that provide for the submission, by all faculty employed by the public institution of higher education, to the employing institution of an electronic version of the author's final manuscript of original research papers upon acceptance by a scholarly research journal; the incorporation of certain changes and replacements regarding the manuscript; free online public access to the final peer-reviewed manuscripts or published versions upon publication; an irrevocable, worldwide copyright license granted by the author to the public; production of an online bibliography of all research papers that are publicly accessible; and long-term preservation of, and free public access to, published research articles. Sets forth provisions concerning applicability, other policy requirements, and reporting requirements.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the introduced bill with the following changes. Makes changes to the General Assembly's findings and declarations and the definitions. Deletes the provision concerning open access to research articles. Provides instead that by January 1, 2014, each public university shall establish an Open Access to Research Task Force. Provides that each task force shall be appointed by the chairperson of the board of trustees for the public university, with the advice and consent of that board, and that each task force shall include, without limitation, members representing the university's library, members representing faculty, including, where applicable, a labor organization that represents faculty at the public university, and members representing university administration. Provides that each task force shall (i) consider how the public university can best further the open access goals laid out in this Act, whether by creation of an open access policy for the public university, creation of an open access policy for the State, or some other mechanism; (ii) review how peer institutions and the federal government are addressing issues related to open access and ensure that any institutional or statewide policies are consistent with steps taken by federal grant-making agencies; and (iii) consider academic, legal, ethical, and fiscal ramifications of and questions regarding an open access policy. Requires each task force to adopt, on or before January 1, 2015, a report setting forth its findings and recommendations, and requires the Board of Higher Education to publish a list indicating which public universities have submitted the required report. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that each task force shall be comprised of voting members and non-voting members and that the voting members shall include (rather than each task force shall include), without limitation, members representing the university's library, members representing faculty, including, where applicable, a labor organization that represents faculty at the public university, and members representing university administration. Provides that the non-voting members shall include, without limitation, a member representing publishers who publish scholarly journals. Provides that, notwithstanding any provisions of the Open Meetings Act and subject to feasibility, members of the task force and interested parties may participate by phone or video conference. Provides that the required report must be approved by a majority of the appointed task force voting members (rather than task force members). Deletes language providing that a task force may also issue minority reports. Provides instead that a task force shall also issue minority reports at the request of any member, including a non-voting member.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/5/2013SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/13/2013SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2013SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/21/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  3/22/2013SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 19, 2013
  4/10/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/10/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/16/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Higher Education
  4/17/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 008-004-000
  4/17/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 18, 2013
  4/18/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/18/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/18/2013SenateSecond Reading
  4/18/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 23, 2013
  4/19/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/23/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/25/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 008-000-000
  4/25/2013SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/25/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Biss
  4/25/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/25/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/25/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  4/25/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/26/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly Burke
  4/29/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/29/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/29/2013HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  5/8/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 012-000-000
  5/9/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 098-016-001
  5/16/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/16/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/16/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/14/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  8/9/2013SenateGovernor Approved
  8/9/2013SenateEffective Date August 9, 2013
  8/9/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0295

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