HARRISBURG – The Office of Open Records (OOR) will conduct its annual training on the Right-to-Know Law and Sunshine Act on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Senator Dominic Pileggi, author of Pennsylvania’s current Right-to-Know Law, will open the session.
“The Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act are fundamental to government transparency in Pennsylvania,” said Erik Arneson, Executive Director of the OOR. “I’m particularly excited that Senator Pileggi has agreed to say a few words at the start of this year’s session.”
The free session will cover the basics of both the Right-to-Know Law (also known as the Open Records Law) and the Sunshine Act (also known as the Open Meetings Law), including a discussion of recent significant OOR rulings and court decisions impacting the laws.
“The issue of government transparency has never been more prominent than it is today,” Arneson said. “This session is designed to give both agencies and citizens the latest information about the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act in an easy-to-understand way.”
The training, which has been approved for 1.5 continuing legal education credits (CLEs), will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Pennsylvania State Museum auditorium, 300 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg. It will also be recorded and aired by PCN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network.
The event is free and open to everyone, including citizens, public officials, agency employees, and members of the media. Registration is highly recommended as seating is limited. Online registration is available at http://oor-training-2015.eventbrite.com.