Meeting to consider SB 488, SB 492, SB 1130, HB 2115, HB 2219, HB 2485, HB 2524

Senate State Government Committee

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8EA


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 488, SB 492, SB 1130, HB 2115, HB 2219, HB 2485, HB 2524

Schedule

  • Senate Bill 488 (Mastriano) – Amends the Right-to-Know Law for state-related universities to further provide for reporting, for contents of report and for copies and posting and providing for contracts.
    • Amendment A04963 (Argall) – Increases the amount of contracts required to be filed from $5,000 to $10,000 to coincide with HB 2485. 
  • Senate Bill 492 (Mastriano) – Amends the Right-to-Know Law further providing for definitions; in requirements and prohibitions, providing for Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association; in access, further providing for open-records officer, for regulations and policies, for uniform form, for requests and for retention of records and providing for inmate access.
    • Amendment ### – Deletes the section on commercial purpose and the section on inmate limitations, while making several other editorial changes.  Changes the effective date of the act to 60 days from 30 days.
  • Senate Bill 1130 (Dush) – Amends the Sunshine Act to facilitate the creation of local rules for broadcasting meetings online and allow public comment via authorized telecommunications devices.
    • Amendment A04720 (Dush) – Provides a definition for broadcast.   Further clarifying methods of broadcast and methods of remote public comment.
  • House Bill 2115 (Wheeland) – Amends the Administrative Code of 1929 to remove provisions referencing entities that were terminated under the Sunset Act.
  • House Bill 2219 (Rowe) – Amends the Administrative Code of 1929 to require each authority that initially authorized a regulatory suspension, under COVID-19 regulatory flexibility authority, that was previously extended, to issue an updated report to be published on the authority’s website.   For each suspension, the report must include whether the authority recommends that the suspension be extended further or enacted permanently into statute or regulation.
    • Amendment A05169 (Argall) – Changes the March 1, 2022 reporting date to August 1, 2022 and changes the March 31, 2022 recommendation date for further suspensions to August 31, 2022.
  • House Bill 2485 (Grove) – Amends the Right-to-Know Law, in State contract information, further providing for submission and retention of contracts.
  • House Bill 2524 (Schmitt) – Amends the Right-to-Know Law, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in access, further providing for open-records officer, for regulations and policies, for uniform form, for requests and for retention of records and providing for inmate access; in procedure, further providing for written requests, for redaction, for production of certain records and for exceptions for public records.
    • Amendment #### – Technical change to the definition of “commercial purpose”; removes “economic development authority” from the definition of “local agency”.   Changes the effective date of the act to 60 days from 30 days.