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Boback Gaming Reform Legislation Approved by Committee
10/17/2011
HARRISBURG – The House Gaming Oversight Committee today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would require the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to include in its annual report to the governor and General Assembly information about where it publicly posts data on its website about executive sessions.

“This legislation is intended to improve oversight, communication and government cooperation,” said Boback. “The Legislature and the governor’s office need to know the frequency and purpose of these executive sessions so we can be certain the PGCB is holding these types of closed-door meetings appropriately and not skirting Pennsylvania’s Right to Know and Sunshine acts.”

House Bill 2007 was amended in committee at the request of the PGCB to require instructions about where executive session information is posted online, rather than including the already public information in its paper reports.

Boback’s legislation was introduced as part of the Gaming Control Board Rehabilitation Package, which is largely based on grand jury recommendations released several months ago.

Two other bills from the package were advanced today including Rep. John Lawrence’s (R-Chester) House Bill 2009, which would require the PGCB to list on its website a description and details of all Right-to-Know requests, and George Dunbar’s (R-Westmoreland) House Bill 2014, which would require the PGCB to make public the budgetary guidelines for all board members and employees.

In addition to legislation included in the Gaming Control Board Rehabilitation Package, two other legislative proposals were voted. All considered measures were advanced.

More information about Boback, who is a member of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, and her legislative priorities is available at RepBoback.com or Facebook.com/RepBoback.


State Representative Karen Boback
117th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

RepBoback.com
Facebook.com/RepBoback
Contact: Nicole Wamsley 
nwamsley@pahousegop.com 
717.783.8063
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