Thursday, June 07, 2007

Open to Change

There are currently several Right-To-Know bills floating through the legislature in Harrisburg. All of them, with the exception of the bill introduced by State Senator Dominic Pileggi, begin with the assumption that a record is public. At least that was the case until Monday afternoon. Following the a Senate hearing on his bill Pileggi announced that he has decided to amend his bill to flip the presumption. This is excellent news.

The debate will now focus on the definition of public records, carving out exceptions, what entities will be covered,enforcement, penalties, etc..... So the war is not over, but a major battle has been won.

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