Stephens Wants Open Records Laws Applied to State-Related Universities
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) has announced his support for legislation that would apply Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law to state-related universities.

“This is about accountability,” Stephens said. “This critical change would give the media, and the public, access to documents and information as to who knew what and when in the Penn State child abuse scandal."

The legislation would add Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh and Lincoln University to the organizations that must abide by the guidelines for Commonwealth agencies set forth under the state’s Right-To-Know Law.

"While the legal system moves ahead, we in the legislature must ensure this never happens again,” Stephens said. “To that end, the open records law must be amended to include state-related institutions. All entities affiliated with the Commonwealth must be accountable for their actions and one of the best ways to do that is to apply the open records regulations to them. Frankly, if you want to receive the taxpayers’ money you must accept the taxpayers’ scrutiny.”

State Representative Todd Stephens
151st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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