THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY HACKETT, BARRAR, COHEN, D. COSTA, FLECK, GILLEN, GROVE, HEFFLEY, HESS, KILLION, KORTZ, MIRABITO, MUNDY, MURT, MUSTIO, PASHINSKI, PICKETT, READSHAW, REICHLEY, ROSS, SWANGER, VULAKOVICH, WATSON AND BOYD, MARCH 23, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, MARCH 23, 2011
Amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in emergency telephone service,
providing for prohibited release of information.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 5399. Prohibited release of information.
(a) Prohibition.--In a response to a request for a record
under section 708(b)(18) of the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6,
No.3), known as the Right-to-Know Law, a PSAP may not release a
record or part of a record containing identifying information
related to an individual calling a 911 center unless a court of
competent jurisdiction determines that the public interest in
disclosure outweighs the interest in nondisclosure.
(b) Definition.--As used in this section, the term
"identifying information" includes name, telephone number,
address and location.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.