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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 9, 2016 03:52 PM
From: Representative Rick Saccone
To: All House members
Subject: Title 65 – Executive Sessions
In the near future, I plan on reintroducing legislation that would amend Title 65 dealing with executive sessions. My legislation would allow an executive session to be held to discuss the following:
  • Any matter as it pertains to a specific individual who is a prospective, current or former employee when it relates to policies of employment, appointment, termination of employment, terms and conditions of employment, performance evaluations, promotions and disciplining.
  • To review and discuss plans related to security and emergency preparedness.
  • Provides that an entire executive session shall be recorded and maintained for one year.
  • Having the agency consult with a solicitor or legal counsel on the subject matter prior to holding the executive session. If the agency decides not to get advice from a solicitor or legal counsel, the elected official shall determine whether or not the information should be discussed in an executive session and publicly state on the record whether that opinion is from the solicitor or the elected official in charge.
  • Penalties for participating in a meeting with the intent of violating the law are a summary offense for the first offense and a misdemeanor of the third degree for second and subsequent offenses.
  • Gives any member of the agency immunity from criminal liability if the member makes a good faith report of a violation of the law.
Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation

Introduced as HB37