THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BLAKE, VOGEL, FONTANA, BREWSTER, RAFFERTY, BAKER, FOLMER, ERICKSON, SCHWANK, SOLOBAY, ORIE, VANCE, COSTA, BROWNE, ALLOWAY, BRUBAKER, BOSCOLA, WARD, MENSCH AND EARLL, JANUARY 17, 2012
REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT, JANUARY 17, 2012
Amending the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), entitled
"An act providing for access to public information, for a
designated open-records officer in each Commonwealth agency,
local agency, judicial agency and legislative agency, for
procedure, for appeal of agency determination, for judicial
review and for the Office of Open Records; imposing
penalties; providing for reporting by State-related
institutions; requiring the posting of certain State contract
information on the Internet; and making related repeals," in
preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions;
and repealing provisions relating to State-related
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The definition of "State-affiliated entity" in
section 102 of the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known
as the Right-to-Know Law, is amended to read:
Section 102. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
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"State-affiliated entity." A Commonwealth authority or
Commonwealth entity. The term includes the Pennsylvania Higher
Education Assistance Agency and any entity established thereby,
the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Pennsylvania Game
Commission, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Pennsylvania Municipal
Retirement Board, the State System of Higher Education, a
community college, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Pennsylvania
Infrastructure Investment Authority, the State Public School
Building Authority, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic
Association and the Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities
Authority. The term [does not include] includes a State-related
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Section 2. Chapter 15 of the act is repealed:
Section 1501. Definition.
As used in this chapter, "State-related institution" means
any of the following:
(1) Temple University.
(2) The University of Pittsburgh.
(3) The Pennsylvania State University.
(4) Lincoln University.
Section 1502. Reporting.
No later than May 30 of each year, a State-related
institution shall file with the Governor's Office, the General
Assembly, the Auditor General and the State Library the
information set forth in section 1503.
Section 1503. Contents of report.
The report required under section 1502 shall include the
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (4), all information
required by Form 990 or an equivalent form of the United
States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service,
entitled the Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax,
regardless of whether the State-related institution is
required to file the form by the Federal Government.
(2) The salaries of all officers and directors of the
(3) The highest 25 salaries paid to employees of the
institution that are not included under paragraph (2).
(4) The report shall not include information relating to
Section 1504. Copies and posting.
A State-related institution shall maintain, for at least
seven years, a copy of the report in the institution's library
and shall provide free access to the report on the institution's
Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.