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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 17, 2021 04:24 PM
From: Senator Patrick J. Stefano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Sunshine Act Legislation
 
In the near future, I will introduce legislation amending the Sunshine Act to bring additional transparency and accountability to government decision-making.
 
The Sunshine Act has enshrined the right of the public to be informed and present at their government’s proceedings.  This transparency into the policy formulation and decision-making of agencies is critical for Pennsylvanians to fully participate in and trust the democratic process.
 
To strengthen the Sunshine Act’s intent and ensure that the public can be fully informed when following governmental proceedings, this legislation, with the support of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, will require that agencies make their meeting agendas available to the public.  Further, once the agenda has been finalized and posted for the public, the agency may not take any official action on any item that is not listed on the notice, except in emergency situations or to consider matters that are de minimis in nature.
 
As Pennsylvanians become more interested in governing, we must ensure they are provided with information about what will be considered to effectively participate in the issues that matter to them. 
 
I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to bring additional transparency to government.  If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Jake Gery in my office at jgery@pasen.gov.
 



Introduced as SB554