Lawmakers continue push for RTK law to cover Penn State; one advises caution

YDR staffer Ed Mahon reports that Rep. Eugene DePasquale (D-West Manchester) believes his bill to bring Penn State and other state-related universities under the Right-to-Know Law would pass, if it can be brought to a vote. The Freeh report, he said, gives it momentum.

Right now it’s still in committee. Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) said he hopes to get amendments to the RTK law, including addressing state-related universities, passed and signed by October.

House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-Windsor Township) said he would like the legislature to proceed cautiously on broadening the RTK law, fearing that courts could later use it to make public some records of private companies who work with public agencies.

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Read the annotated Freeh report on Penn State.


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