In Pennsylvania, local governments still seeking guidance on open meetings rules amid coronavirus outbreak

Submitted by NFOIC on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:25am

A key Pennsylvania state senator says he’s not ready to push forward a House-passed bill that would codify what steps governmental bodies — from county commissions to local zoning boards — must follow to conduct business during the coronavirus outbreak.

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously passed HB1564 to define how governments can comply with the Sunshine Act when conducting meetings remotely during declared disasters and emergencies.

But the chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee does not think legislation is necessarily the appropriate next step. (Read more)