On September 7, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2192 into law. This legislation amends 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. AB 2192 was originally filed by California State Assembly Member Mark Stone on March 16, 2018.
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 filed 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’s eScholarship repository and PubMedCentral.
The text of AB 2192 can be found here.