PA Sunshine Act and Right to Know Law
The PA Sunshine Act
The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 701-716, requires agencies to deliberate and take official action on agency business in an open and public meeting. It requires that meetings have prior notice, and that the public can attend, participate, and comment before an agency takes that official action.
Information on the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act can be found on the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records can be found here.
The PA Right to Know Law
The Pennsylvania Right to Know Law (RTKL), Act 3 of 2008, is a law that is designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies in Pennsylvania. It sets forth procedures for requesting documents, procedures for appeals of an agency’s determination, imposes penalties, sets fee limitations and directs that an Open Records Officer be appointed.
A standard Right to Know Request form can be accessed here.
The Right to Know Law fee schedule can be accessed here.
Additional information and forms applicable to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law can be found on the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records website found here.
If you have any questions regarding the PA Sunshine Act or Right to Know Law, please contact the Cambridge Township Secretary, Debra E. Merritt at the Municipal Building at (814) 398-8327 or email email@example.com.