THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY DePASQUALE, CONKLIN, BLOOM, BRIGGS, CALTAGIRONE, D. COSTA, CUTLER, DAVIS, DEASY, DeLUCA, DeWEESE, FABRIZIO, GEORGE, GOODMAN, GROVE, HARKINS, HARRIS, HORNAMAN, JOSEPHS, KORTZ, METZGAR, MIRABITO, MUNDY, MURPHY, PARKER, READSHAW, SABATINA, SACCONE, SAMUELSON, SCHRODER, SHAPIRO, VULAKOVICH, WATSON, WHITE AND KOTIK, DECEMBER 6, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, DECEMBER 6, 2011
Amending the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), entitled
"An act providing for access to public information, for a
designated open-records officer in each Commonwealth agency,
local agency, judicial agency and legislative agency, for
procedure, for appeal of agency determination, for judicial
review and for the Office of Open Records; imposing
penalties; providing for reporting by State-related
institutions; requiring the posting of certain State contract
information on the Internet; and making related repeals,"
further defining "Commonwealth agency."
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The definition of "Commonwealth agency" in
section 102 of the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known
as the Right-to-Know Law, is amended to read:
Section 102. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
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"Commonwealth agency." Any of the following:
(1) Any office, department, authority, board, multistate
agency or commission of the executive branch, an independent
agency [and], a State-affiliated entity and a State-related
institution. The term includes:
(i) The Governor's Office.
(ii) The Office of Attorney General, the Department
of the Auditor General and the Treasury Department.
(iii) An organization established by the
Constitution of Pennsylvania, a statute or an executive
order which performs or is intended to perform an
essential governmental function.
(2) The term does not include a judicial or legislative
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.