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Pennsylvania House Unanimously Approves Open Records Reform Bill

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The Pennsylvania House unanimously passed a heavily amended Senate bill that will radically change the state’s 50-year-old Right to Know Act, now considered the weakest public records law in the nation. The bill creates an open records office to mediate disputes and prohibits agencies from charging records requesters for research, redaction and copying time. The bill now goes back to the Senate, which will not consider it until at least January. (12/13/07)