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H.R.4858 Public Online Information Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 26, 2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Government Operations - Federalism and the Census

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  • 5% of users oppose H.R.4858

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    5% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose H.R.4858.
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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would encourage the Executive Branch to put all public government information online in a timely manner and in user-friendly formats. It would also create an advisory panel to develop government-wide disclosure policies following the principle that government information isn't "public" unless it is online. All information that is exempted from FOIA disclosure would be exempted from the disclosure requirements under this act as well.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would encourage the Executive Branch to put all public government information online in a timely manner and in user-friendly formats. It would also create an advisory panel to develop government-wide disclosure policies following the principle that government information isn't "public" unless it is online. All information that is exempted from FOIA disclosure would be exempted from the disclosure requirements under this act as well.

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    • On March 25, 2010, by ressy - I'd be very interested in hearing the reasoning of those here (currently one) opposing this bill.

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      As noted by ressy, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 25, 2010, "I'd be very interested in hearing the reasoning of those here (currently one) opposing this bill."
    • On December 11, 2010, by concernedcitzen - I would also be interested as well. I am in complete support of this bill.

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      As noted by concernedcitzen, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 11, 2010, "I would also be interested as well. I am in complete support of this bill. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Open access in 2010 (SPARC) - January 02, 2011 by SPARC - Full Feed - Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced the Public Online Information Act (HR 4858), mandating OA for all government information currently required to be public but currently available only in print. (For other OA mandate bills in the US, ...

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      As noted by SPARC - Full Feed on January 02, 2011, "Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced the Public Online Information Act (HR 4858), mandating OA for all government information currently required to be public but currently available only in print. (For other OA mandate bills in the US, ..." (http://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/articles/oa-in-2010.shtml)
    • Blogging isn't dead, influence contests should be, and hyperlinks ... - January 01, 2011 by digiphile - Will you support H.R.4858? http://bit.ly/bRRACW #1q 1 hour ago; RT @DruidSmith Looks good! RT @jahendler My #semweb #opendata #gov20 research agenda for 2011 http://bit.ly/ePsTqM // #opengov 1 hour ago ...

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      As noted by digiphile on January 01, 2011, "Will you support H.R.4858? http://bit.ly/bRRACW #1q 1 hour ago; RT @DruidSmith Looks good! RT @jahendler My #semweb #opendata #gov20 research agenda for 2011 http://bit.ly/ePsTqM // #opengov 1 hour ago ..." (http://digiphile.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/blogging-isnt-dead-influence-contests-should-be-and-hyperlinks-rock/)
    • S.1749: Cell Phone Contraband Act of 2009 - U.S. Congress ... - August 08, 2010 by Open Congress : Senate Judiciary - Major... - Bills, People, Issues. H.R.3200 America's Affordable ... 3 · H.R.470 Economic Recovery and... 3 · H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009. 3 · H.R.17 Citizens' Self-Defens... 3 · H.R.4858 Public Online Informa. ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Senate Judiciary - Major... on August 08, 2010, "Bills, People, Issues. H.R.3200 America's Affordable ... 3 · H.R.470 Economic Recovery and... 3 · H.R.25 Fair Tax Act of 2009. 3 · H.R.17 Citizens' Self-Defens... 3 · H.R.4858 Public Online Informa. ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1749/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congress moves to make transparency initiatives permanent - March 17, 2010 by NextGov - ...open government agenda. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., introduced on Tuesday the 2010 Public Online Information Act (H.R.4858), which would require all executive branch records to be searchable on the Internet inside a governmentwide electronic card catalog

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      As noted by NextGov on March 17, 2010, "...open government agenda. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., introduced on Tuesday the 2010 Public Online Information Act (H.R.4858), which would require all executive branch records to be searchable on the Internet inside a governmentwide electronic card catalog" (http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100318_9196.php?oref=rss)
    • It's time to create online, public accountability for government - March 17, 2010 by Coshocton Tribune - Every day, the federal government releases vast amounts of useful information about every aspect of our nation and how government works. This public information has a deep impact on almost every aspect of American life.

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      As noted by Coshocton Tribune on March 17, 2010, "Every day, the federal government releases vast amounts of useful information about every aspect of our nation and how government works. This public information has a deep impact on almost every aspect of American life." (http://www.coshoctontribune.com/article/20100317/OPINION02/3170311)
    • Redefining “Freedom of Information” in the 21st Century - March 16, 2010 by Capitol New Connection - oday Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., will introduce the Public Online Information Act. Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Ellen Miller says the bill reflects a new formula for transparency: public equal online.

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      As noted by Capitol New Connection on March 16, 2010, "oday Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., will introduce the Public Online Information Act. Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Ellen Miller says the bill reflects a new formula for transparency: public equal online." (http://www.capitolnewsconnection.org/?q=node/14236)
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