What is the Sunshine Act and where can I read it?

The Sunshine Law known as Act 84 of 1986 became effective on January 3, 1987, requiring local officials in Pennsylvania to comply with stricter open meeting requirements. All official actions and deliberations held for the purpose of making a decision must take place at a public meeting under the provisions of the Sunshine Law. In 1993 the law was amended by Act 20 to require that time be provided at each advertised regular meeting for the public (taxpayers and residents) to comment on matters before the Board. For copies or more information contact the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors www.psats.org, or phone 717-763-0930.