HARRISBURG – PA House Majority Leader, Centre County Rep. Kerry Benninghoff is urging Gov. Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 2463, legislation that passed the General Assembly unanimously to require state agencies to respond to Right-to-Know Law requests during a disaster declaration. Wolf said he would veto the bill. Benninghoff said throughout the pandemic, government overreach, secrecy, and lack of transparency has been perpetuated at an alarming rate. There is no justification for denying access to public records. The bill was sponsored by York County Rep. Seth Grove, who held a virtual press conference about his legislation on Monday. Grove said favoring transparency means providing the public with a view of not just what is happening, but why. That is what makes the governor’s threat to veto this emergency Right-To-Know legislation so concerning.

REP. SETH GROVE

REP. KERRY BENNINGHOFF