RegBlog (Penn Law) reports that Senators Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT), and Susan Collins (R-ME) have in introduced the E-Rulemaking Act of 2010 (S. 3961). As outlined in Section 2 of the bill, its purposes are:
(1) establish a framework for governing, managing and funding the next stage of the e-rulemaking program;
(2) enhance the capabilities of the Federal Docket Management System so that it can serve as effective core e-rulemaking support, while allowing the system to grow through innovation to provide for the development of new functions, tools and services, by both agencies and interested entities outside of Government;
(3) promote processes for discovering and disseminating good e-rulemaking practices and identifying and overcoming barriers to the evolution of e-rulemaking; and
(4) encourage all Federal entities that participate in the e-rulemaking process to work towards an accessible and interoperable docket management system.
The bill text is available from Thomas.