senate Bill S3952

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the taxpayer access to publicly funded research act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
Feb 24, 2015 referred to finance


S3952 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Freedom of Information Law
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7046, A9162
2013-2014: S4050, A180
2017-2018: S8731

S3952 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the taxpayer access to publicly funded research act requiring any executive branch agency, commission or authority that funds direct research to establish a public access policy that would provide access to certain published works that were funded by the state.

S3952 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3952 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2015

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to establish the taxpayer access to publicly funded research act


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "taxpayer access to publicly funded research act".
  S 2. (a) As used in this act, the term:
  (i) "Agency" shall mean any executive branch  agency,  including,  but
not limited to any agency, commission or authority;
  (ii)  "Direct  research"  shall  mean research resulting directly from
proscribed grants from state agency funding for the purpose of  specific
research undertakings; and
  (iii)  "Policy" shall mean the public access policy established pursu-
ant to subdivision (b) of this section.
  (b) Each agency that provides funding for direct research shall devel-
op a public access policy that shall:
  (i) Include a requirement that electronic  versions  of  the  author's
final  manuscripts  of  original research papers that have been accepted
for publication in  peer-reviewed  journals  and  result  from  research
supported  from  funding  by the state of New York, be submitted to such
funding agency;
  (ii) Provide free online public access  to  such  final  peer-reviewed
manuscripts  or  published versions as soon as practicable but not later
than twelve months after publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  (iii) Produce an online bibliography of all research papers  that  are
publicly  accessible  under  the  policy,  with each entry linked to the
corresponding free online full text;
  (iv) Provide for the long-term preservation of, and  free  access  to,
published research findings in a stable digital repository maintained by

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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