October 17, 2010
The Plain Writing Act of 2010 becomes law.
Our good buddy Joe Hodnicki at the Law Librarian blog reports that the Plain Writing Act of 2010 was signed into law by President Obama on Wednesday, October 13. The law, 111th Congress (2009-2010) H.R. 946, requires all federal executive agencies to:
(A) designate 1 or more senior officials within the agency to oversee the agency implementation of this Act;
(B) communicate the requirements of the Act to the employees of the agency;
(C) train employees of the agency in plain writing;
(D) establish a process for overseeing the ongoing compliance of the agency with the requirements of this Act; [and]
(E) create and maintain a plain writing section of the agency's website as required under paragraph (2) that is accessible from the homepage of the agency's website.
You can read the full text here.