Past SPARC Policy Priorities

AB 2192, a bill to modify The California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act

Open Access

On September 7, 2018, Governor Brown signed AB 2192 into law!

Originally filed on March 16th by California State Assembly Member Mark Stone, AB 2192 amended the ‘California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act’, a bill that was chartered in 2014 and requires articles reporting on California state funded-research to be made publicly available.

This legislation builds on an earlier bill (AB 609), which provided public access to articles reporting on research funded by the California State Public Health Agency. AB 609 contained a sunset clause, and was set to expire in January 2020. To preempt this expiration, Assembly Member Stone has submitted AB 2192, which significantly expands and improves on AB 609 by:

  • Requiring public access to articles reporting on research from all California state research agencies; and
  • Provides explicit guidance on approved repositories for deposit of articles including the University of California‚Äôs eScholarship repository and PubMedCentral.

The text of AB 2192 can be found here.

A letter in support of this legislation was submitted to the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee on April 4, 2018, the text of which can be found here.

SPARC provided a formal response to the issues raised by opposition to the legislation, and the text of that letter can be found here.

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