S.589 - Faster FOIA Act of 2005

A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Faster FOIA Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Short: Faster FOIA Act of 2005 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Faster FOIA Act of 2005 - Establishes a 16-member Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays to conduct a study concerning methods to: (1) reduce delays in processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to Federal agencies; and (2) ensure the efficient and e

Official Summary

Faster FOIA Act of 2005 - Establishes a 16-member Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays to conduct a study concerning methods to:
(1) reduce delays in processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to Federal agencies; and
(2) ensure the efficient and equitable administration of FOIA throughout the Government. Requires the study to also address whether FOIA fees and fee waivers need to be reformed. Requires the Commission to submit study results and recommendations to Congress and the President within one year. Directs the heads of executive agencies, the Government Accountability Office, and the Congressional Research Service to provide the Commission with information needed by the Commission to carry out its functions. States that the Commission shall terminate 30 days after submitting its report.

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