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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 12, 2016 12:58 PM
From: Senator Mario M. Scavello and Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati, III
To: All Senate members
Subject: Title 37 (Historical & Museum) Amendments
 
Please join us in co-sponsoring legislation that will amend Title 37 (Historical & Museums) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. This legislation has several key provisions to update and modernize the History Code.

These key provisions include:
  1. Adding definitions for Archival Records, the State Archives and State Archivist.
  2. Removing language on the operation of the Conservation Center which the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) no longer operates.
  3. Modernizing the sale and disposition of property as well as adding language on abandoned property on loan to the PHMC.
  4. Including language that the State Archives shall be the official repository for the permanent and historically valuable public records of the Commonwealth.
  5. Adding a new section on the protection and recovery of historical Commonwealth and local government records.
  6. Opening access to older public records after 75 years, unless specifically prohibited by law.
  7. Removing from Title 37 certain historical properties that the PHMC either has transferred or sold to other entities.
Please join us in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation. If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Christine Zubeck at 717-787-6123 or czubeck@pasen.gov. Thank you for your consideration


Introduced as SB178