Oct. 06, 2021

HARRISBURG – For the second time this week, Pennsylvania House Democrats unanimously opposed a public transparency measure, this time uniformly voting against House Bill 1332, legislation by Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) that would further public transparency and accountability by requiring school districts to put curriculums online.

In speaking in support of the legislation on the House Floor, Rep. Lewis noted the consistency of putting the information online—which is already available for in-person inspection—in the age increased digital transparency and participation.

"In a world that increasingly relies on electronic communication, remote learning, [and] getting things done through the internet, it is important we update all of our policies and transparency laws to be consistent with that," Lewis said.

Wednesday’s vote comes on the heels of Pennsylvania House Democrats unanimously voting against another public transparency bill—House Bill 1893—legislation that passed the House earlier this week that would subject information and data collected under the Disease Prevention and Control Law to the Right to Know Law.

Both bills now head to the Senate for consideration.

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