Right To Know Policy

Office of the Budget Right to Know Law Policy, effective June 1, 2014

Information and Documents Pertaining to Office of Open Records (OOR) Appeal Hall v. Office of the Budget, OOR Appeal Dkt No. 2014-1158

On June 16, 2014, Attorney Stuart L. Hall submitted a request under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law (RTKL), 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq., to the Office of the Budget on behalf of his client, the Pennsylvania State Camp Lessees’ Association (PASCLA). PASCLA sought access to a “master list” of camp leases used to mail out the annual invoices. PASCLA also sought access to copies of all invoices mailed in the most recent year if a master list did not exist. PASCLA’s purpose is to use the names and addresses of camp lessees to inform camp lessees of its existence so that they may join if they so choose.

On July 23, 2014, the Office of the Budget provided a final response to PASCLA. The Office of the Budget informed PASCLA that a master list of camp leases does not exist. The Office of the Budget also informed PASCLA that it would grant the request for copies of the invoices, but that it would redact the names and addresses from the invoices before providing access to them. On July 28, 2014, PASCLA appealed the Office of the Budget’s decision to redact the names and addresses to the Office of Open Records.

The Office of the Budget has identified camp lessees as third parties with a direct interest in the records subject to this appeal. The Office of the Budget provided a link to this page in its recent letter to those third parties. A copy of that letter is available here:

Notice Letter Provided to Interested Third Parties

As referenced in the letter, the following links provide all documents pertinent to this appeal:

Request to Participate as a Direct Interest Party Form

Appeal Packet filed by Attorney Hall

Documents filed by the Office of the Budget in Support of its Position on Appeal