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Monday, November 19, 2007

Word of a vote in PA...

House Democrats said Monday they would attempt to move a new open records bill that closely follows an approach being considered by the Senate, but goes a step farther by fully applying the law to the Legislature.

The announcement by Majority Leader Bill DeWeese, D-Greene, followed a sequence of events Monday afternoon in which his party thought the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee had approved a bill to be used as a vehicle for the amendment, only to realize they were a vote short, then failed in an effort to vote on it again.

DeWeese said the same language will be considered Tuesday in the form of an amendment to a previously considered records bill. Because of the problems with the committee votes on Monday, it will require a two-thirds majority vote to suspend the House rules before any action can be taken.

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