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The Right-to-Know Law: A Practice Guide, 3rd Edition (eBook)

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An essential guide for navigating the Right-to-Know Law

This unmatched reference walks you through Pennsylvania's 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.

Get updated on the latest developments

This new edition provides updates concerning the case law and regulatory developments including:

  • OOR decisions on what kind of agencies are subject to the RTKL
  • Conflict of RTKL with other laws
  • Constitutional rights of requesters; vexatious requesters
  • Right to privacy of third parties
  • Act 77 of 2020 access to records during a disaster (COVID-19)
  • Obligation of requesters to review or pay for records prior to filing an appeal
  • Judicial appeals nunc pro tunc
  • Pa.R.A.P. 3761 enforcement in Commonwealth Court
  • And more!

Summary of Contents

  • Overview of the Right-to-Know Law
  • Filing a Request for Records
  • Agency Response
  • Fees
  • 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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Published: 5/20/2022
Pages: 500
Size: Other

Authors/Faculty

J. Chadwick Schnee Esq.
Law Office of Tucker R. Hull LLC
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