This unmatched reference walks you through the PA Right-to-Know Law. For a statute that touches upon almost every aspect of government in the Commonwealth and has generated a significant amount of litigation, little in the way of guidance has been offered to navigate the substantive issues, procedural matters, and strict time limitations—until now. J. Chadwick Schnee, Esq., former Assistant Chief Counsel of the Office of Open Records, shares practical guidance about this important, yet often-overlooked statute.
Summary of Contents
- Overview of the Right-to-Know Law
- Filing a Request for Records
- Agency Response
- Exemptions from Public Access
- Appeals Before the OOR
- Judicial Appeal
- Legislative and Regulatory Developments
- Appendix A: Sample Agency Right-to-Know Policy and Procedure
- Appendix B: Sample Uniform Right-to-Know Request Form
- Appendix C: Sample County Right-to-Know Request Agreement
- Appendix D: Sample Commonwealth Agency Right-to-Know Request Agreement
- Appendix E: Overview of the Right-to-Know Process
- Appendix F: Right-to-Know Checklists
- Appendix G: Right-to-Know Internet Resources
- Index of Cases
- Index of Statutes
- Subject Index
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