The fits-and-starts process of overhauling Pennsylvania's open records law took a step forward Monday as the House of Representatives made a host of mostly minor revisions to a version previously approved by the state Senate. The main amendment, a measure sponsored by Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-Fayette, would provide greater access to records of the Legislature but prevented disclosure of birth dates and phone numbers in public records. The grueling hours of votes on Monday laid the groundwork for a final vote in the House, which could come as early as Tuesday. A House-Senate conference committee may be necessary to negotiate a compromise version before the measure can gain final approval by each body and be sent to Gov. Ed Rendell.
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Another turn in the PA saga....
Posted by National Freedom of Information Coalition at 9:50 PM
Labels: FOI reform, Pennsylvania
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