THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FARNESE, FOLMER, RAFFERTY, FONTANA, ORIE AND WAUGH, MAY 11, 2009
REFERRED TO COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC AND RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MAY 11, 2009
Amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, providing for additional public meeting procedures.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 4 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 1202.2. Additional public meeting procedures.
In addition to the provisions of 65 Pa.C.S. Ch. 7 (relating
to open meetings), the board shall, prior to taking official
action, provide a reasonable opportunity at each advertised
regular meeting and advertised special or emergency meeting for
Commonwealth residents to comment on matters of concern or on
official action or deliberation on issues which are or may be
before the board. The board has the option to accept all public
comment at the beginning of the meeting. If the board determines
that there is not sufficient time at a meeting for residents of
the Commonwealth to comment, the board may defer the comment
period to the next regular meeting or to a special meeting
occurring in advance of the next regular meeting. The board may,
in its discretion, set reasonable time limits on an individual's
Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.