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Introduced in House (02/02/1999)

Paperwork Elimination Act of 1999 - Amends the Paperwork Reduction Act to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to: (1) specifically promote the acquisition and use of alternative electronic information technologies that provide for electronic submission, maintenance, or disclosure of information as a substitute for paper and for the use and acceptance of electronic signatures; and (2) provide within a required information resources strategic management plan a description of progress in providing for the acquisition and use of such technologies as a substitute for paper and for the use and acceptance of electronic signatures.

Requires each Federal agency to: (1) ensure that each information collection provides to persons required to submit information the option to use electronic submission, maintenance, or disclosure of information; (2) use information technologies that provide for electronic submission, maintenance, or disclosure of information to reduce burden and improve data quality, agency efficiency, and responsiveness to the public; and (3) publish a description of how respondents may electronically submit, maintain, or disclose the information to be collected.

Requires the Director to report to the Congress on the extent to which Federal agencies reduced the collection of information burden on small businesses and other persons through the use of electronic submission, maintenance, or disclosure of information as a substitute for the use of paper.