January 18, 2022

Open Access Legislation Passes Illinois Senate and House, Awaits Governors Signature

The “Open Access to Research Articles Act” (SB 1900) recently passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly.

From an Illinois Senate Democrats News Release:

Legislation State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) [where Northwestern U. is located] sponsored to work toward making state universities’ taxpayer-funded research available to the public passed the House today [May 16, 2013] by a vote of 98-16. Senate Bill 1900, which will require each public university to convene an open access task force, now awaits the governor’s signature.

The task forces will study other institutions’ experiences with open access and issue recommendations as to how each school can make more of its researchers’ work available to the public at no cost.

Read the Legislation

Read the Complete News Release

Hat Tip and Thanks: Alliance For Taxpayers Access

See Also: The Illinois Open Access to Articles Act (SB 1900) (via SPARC)

See Also: “Biss’ legislation puts Illinois on path to open access” (via Sen. Biss; April 25, 2013)

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