|Posted:||December 16, 2022 08:43 AM|
|From:||Representative Seth M. Grove|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||E-Contract Law Update (Former HB 2485)|
|Our Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) gave the Pennsylvania Treasury Department the duty to operate an online Contracts e-Library and require certain agencies to upload all contracts valued at $5,000 or more. Unfortunately, compliance is based on the honesty system.
This proposed legislation requires agencies to provide the Pennsylvania Treasury department with a copy of any contract involving $10,000 or more and requires the agency to provide a summary of the contract. Each agency would be required to attest its compliance, and the Pennsylvania Treasury Department may be empowered to delay or reject requests for payments from non-compliant agencies until the contract is filed with the Treasury Department. This will ensure 100% compliance.
I hope you will join me in this important legislation to increase public transparency in the Commonwealth.
Introduced as HB885