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Pa. House passes open records bill

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Last night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 199-0 to pass an open records reform bill after making minor adjustments…

Last night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 199-0 to pass an open records reform bill after making minor adjustments to the legislation. The vote came five days after GOP members raised concerns about protecting the privacy of individuals.

The open records bill seeks to amend the existing 51-year old “Right to Know” law. It will make all documents open and place the burden on the government to prove why documents should not be made public.

Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, the Delaware County Republican who introduced the bill, plans for a full Senate vote today. If it passes, the bill will go to Governor Rendell to be signed.