PRINTER'S NO.  1280

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE BILL

 

No.

1174

Session of

2011

  

  

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  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania

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Consolidated Statutes, in emergency telephone service,

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providing for prohibited release of information.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated

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Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:

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§ 5399.  Prohibited release of information.

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(a)  Prohibition.--In a response to a request for a record

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under section 708(b)(18) of the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6,

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No.3), known as the Right-to-Know Law, a PSAP may not release a

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record or part of a record containing identifying information

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related to an individual calling a 911 center unless a court of

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competent jurisdiction determines that the public interest in

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disclosure outweighs the interest in nondisclosure.

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(b)  Definition.--As used in this section, the term

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"identifying information" includes name, telephone number,

 


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address and location.

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Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.   

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