S0554B0581A01520 AJB:JMT 06/08/21 #90 A01520
AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 554
Sponsor: SENATOR STEFANO
Printer's No. 581
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 7 and 8, by striking out all of
said lines and inserting
Section 1. Section 709(d) of Title 65 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended and the section is amended by
adding a subsection to read:
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 11 through 19; page 2, lines 1
through 11; by striking out all of said lines on said pages and
inserting
(c.1) Notification of agency business to be considered.--
(1) In addition to any public notice required under this
section, an agency shall provide the following notification
of agency business to be considered at a meeting as follows:
(i) If the agency has a publicly accessible Internet
website, the agency shall post the agenda, which includes
a listing of each matter of agency business that will be
or may be the subject of deliberation or official action
at the meeting, on the website no later than 24 hours in
advance of the time of the convening of the meeting.
(ii) The agency shall post the agenda, which
includes a listing of each matter of agency business that
will be or may be the subject of deliberation or official
action at the meeting, at the location of the meeting and
at the principal office of the agency .
(iii) The agency shall make available to individuals
in attendance at the meeting copies of the agenda, which
include a listing of each matter of agency business that
will be or may be the subject of deliberation or official
action at the meeting.
(2) This subsection shall not apply to a conference or a
working session under section 707 (relating to exceptions to
open meetings) or an executive session under section 708
(relating to executive sessions).
(d) Meetings of General Assembly in Capitol Complex.--
Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary,
in case of sessions of the General Assembly, all meetings of
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legislative committees held within the Capitol Complex where
bills are considered, including conference committees, all
legislative hearings held within the Capitol Complex where
testimony is taken and all meetings of legislative commissions
held within the Capitol Complex, the requirement for public
notice thereof shall be complied with if, not later than the
preceding day:
(1) The supervisor of the newsroom of the State Capitol
Building in Harrisburg is supplied for distribution to the
members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents
Association with a minimum of 30 copies of the notice of the
date, time and place of each session, meeting or hearing[.]
or the notice is provided via electronic means to an email
address designated by the Pennsylvania Legislative
Correspondents Association.
(2) There is a posting of the copy of the notice at
public places within the Main Capitol Building designated by
the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House
of Representatives or the notice is posted on the publicly
accessible Internet website of the General Assembly.
Amend Bill, page 3, lines 15 through 25, by striking out all
of said lines and inserting
(e) Changes to agenda.--
(1) Upon majority vote of the individuals present and
voting during the conduct of a meeting, an agency may add a
matter of agency business to the agenda. The reasons for the
changes to the agenda shall be announced at the meeting
before any vote is conducted to make the changes to the
agenda. The agency may subsequently take official action on
the matter added to the agenda. The agency shall post the
amended agenda on the agency's publicly accessible Internet
website, if available, and at the agency's principal office
location no later than the first business day following the
meeting at which the agenda was changed.
(2) This subsection shall not apply to a conference or a
working session under section 707 (relating to exceptions to
open meetings) or an executive session under section 708
(relating to executive sessions).
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See A01520 in
the context
of SB0554