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701.1.    Authority.
701.2.    Scope.
701.3.    Definitions.
701.4.    Open-records offiecr.

§ 701.1. Authority.

 This chapter is adopted and promulgated under section 504(a) of the law (65 P. S. §  67.504.4(a)).

§ 701.2. Scope.

 This chapter establishes the process and procedures that the Committee will follow when responding to a request for access to or copies of legislative records in the possession, custody or control of the Committee.

§ 701.3. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Appeals officer—The individual responsible, under section 503(c)(1) of the law (63 P. S. §  67.503(c)(1)) for appeals from determinations of an open-records officer.

   Bureau—The Legislative Reference Bureau.

   Committee—The Capitol Preservation Committee.

   Law—The Right-to-Know Law (65 P. S. § §  67.101—67.3104).

   Legislative agency—Any of the following:

     (i)   The Senate.

     (ii)   The House of Representatives.

     (iii)   The Bureau.

     (iv)   The Committee.

     (v)   The Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

     (vi)   The Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee.

     (vii)   The Joint State Government Commission.

     (viii)   The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee.

     (ix)   The Legislative Data Processing Committee.

     (x)   The Independent Regulatory Review Commission.

     (xi)   The Local Government Commission.

     (xii)   The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.

     (xii)   The Legislative Reapportionment Commission.

     (xiv)   The Legislative Office for Research Liaison.

     (xv)   The Legislative Audit Advisory Commission.

   Legislative record—As defined in section 102 of the law (65 P. S. §  67.102).

   Mass request—A number of requests under the law to which all of the following apply:

     (i)   Each request is for the same legislative record.

     (ii)   Each request is to the Committee.

     (iii)   The number exceeds the daily average number of requests to the Committee by at least 200%.

     (iv)   The requests are substantially identical in format and language.

     (v)   The open-records officer is able to trace the requests to a common source.

   Office of Open Records—The Office of Open Records established under section 1310 of the law (63 P. S. §  67.1310).

   Open-records officer—The individual responsible for access to the information of the Committee under section 502(a)(2) of the law (63 P. S. §  67.502(a)(2)).

   Requester—A person that makes a request for information from the Committee under the law.

§ 701.4. Open-records officer.

 (a)  Designation.

   (1)  Under section 502(a)(2) of the law (63 P. S. §  67.502(a)(2)), the Bureau has coordinated with the Committee to do one of the following:

     (i)   Accept the Capitol Preservation Committee’s designation of the open-records officer.

     (ii)   Designate the head of the Committee as the open-records officer.

   (2)  The designation under paragraph (1), as it applies to the Committee, is as follows:

   The Capitol Preservation Committee: Open-Records Officer Capitol Preservation Committee Room 630, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 Fax: (717) 772-0742 E-mail:

 (b)  Notice. The Bureau has codified the designation in subsection (a) in 101 Pa. Code §  31.2(a)(2)(ii) (relating to open-records officers).

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