To provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that-- (1) the Federal Government funds basic and applied research with the expectation that new ideas and discoveries that result from the research, if shared and effectively disseminated, will advance science and improve the lives and welfare of people of the United States and around the world; (2) the Internet makes it possible for this information to be promptly available to every scientist, physician, educator, and citizen at home, in school, or in a library; and (3) the United States has a substantial interest in maximizing the impact and utility of the research it funds by enabling a wide range of reuses of the peer-reviewed literature that reports the results of such research, including by enabling computational analysis by state-of-the-art technologies.
SEC. 3. DEFINITION OF FEDERAL AGENCY.
In this Act, the term ``Federal agency'' means an Executive agency as defined under section 105 of title 5, United States Code.
SEC. 4. FEDERAL RESEARCH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY.
(a) Requirement To Develop Policy.-- (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, each Federal agency with...