This bill — the TL; DR Act of 2018 — would require federal agencies to place important action items at the beginning of communications with constituents when they’re allowed or required to complete an action item. The clearly marked section at the top would include: the action item; if a response is required or optional; the deadline (if applicable); how to complete the action item; and the agency’s contact information. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) develop and issue regulations implementing this requirement.
Within nine months of this bill’s enactment, the head of each federal agency would publish an agency plan for compliance with the requirements on the plain writing section of the agency’s website. Within 18 months of this bill’s enactment and annually thereafter, agencies would be required to post a compliance report on its website.
The bill’s full title is the Too Long, Didn’t Read Act.