State Policies

  

  
Current U.S. State Policy Efforts

SPARC actively supports state-level policies that ensure public access to articles resulting from publicly funded research. Find out more about the policies current in play below:

California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609)
The California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Legislation (AB 609) will require all articles resulting state-funded research to be made freely available online.  See details on the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act.

NY State Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (A 180 / S 4050)
A bill introduced into the New York State Legislature that would require recipients of New York State research funding to make articles reporting on the results of their funded research freely available to the public via an online database. See details on the New York Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act.

The Illinois Open Access to Articles Act (SB 1900)
As introduced, the legislation would require that all Illinois State Universities and Colleges develop an “open access to research articles policy” within one year of the bill’s passage. See details on the Illinois Open Access to Articles Act.

 

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