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Pennsylvania's New Right to Know Law

Act 3 of 2008, as signed on February 14, 2008

Effective January 1, 2009     (Download: PDF Version : Text Version)
                                                   (Download: 2014 Powerpoint Presentation on Right To Know Law in PDF Version)
                                                   (Chart: Right to Know Law: The Request through the Appeal)
                                                   (Chart: Commonwealth and Supreme court decisions on RTKL)

PA Constitution (Download: PDF Version)

SunShine Act (Download: PDF Version) Be aware that the Office of Open Records has no jurisdiction over the Sunshine Act or violations of the Sunshine Act. A copy of the Act is provided here as a courtesy because it is a complementary law to the Right to Know Law. They work together to provide for the transparency of Government. (Download: Powerpoint Presentation on SunShine Act in PDF Version)

Legislative history of the Right-to-Know Law (Download: PDF Version)