The House Assembly has passed the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609). The act is now set to be heard in the Senate later this summer.
If AB 609 becomes law, it will unlock access to the results of more than $200 million in annual, state-funded scientific research. Those who would like to reach out to their state senator to show their support for AB 609 can click on SPARC's legislative action center and follow the prompts.
Meanwhile Open Access momentum continues in other states in the US. The New York Open Access bill, S.4050 (Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research) will be considered by the Senate Finance committee next week.