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What is a "legislative record"?

Any of the following relating to a legislative agency or a standing committee, subcommittee or conference committee of a legislative agency:

  1. A financial record.
  2. A bill or resolution that has been introduced and amendments offered thereto in committee or in legislative session, including resolutions to adopt or amend the rules of a chamber.
  3. Fiscal notes.
  4. A cosponsorship memorandum.
  5. The journal of a chamber.
  6. The minutes of, record of attendance of members at a public hearing or a public committee meeting and all recorded votes taken in a public committee meeting.
  7. The transcript of a public hearing when available.
  8. Executive nomination calendars.
  9. The rules of a chamber.
  10. A record of all recorded votes taken in a legislative session.
  11. Any administrative staff manuals or written policies.
  12. An audit report prepared pursuant to the act of June 30, 1970 (P.L.442, No.151) entitled, "An act implementing the provisions of Article VIII, section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, by designating the Commonwealth officers who shall be charged with the function of auditing the financial transactions after the occurrence thereof of the Legislative and Judicial branches of the government of the Commonwealth, establishing a Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, and imposing certain powers and duties on such commission."
  13. Final or annual reports required by law to be submitted to the General Assembly.
  14. Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reports.
  15. Daily legislative session calendars and marked calendars.
  16. A record communicating to an agency the official appointment of a legislative appointee.
  17. A record communicating to the appointing authority the resignation of a legislative appointee.
  18. Proposed regulations, final-form regulations and final-omitted regulations submitted to a legislative agency.
  19. The results of public opinion surveys, polls, focus groups, marketing research or similar efforts designed to measure public opinion funded by a legislative agency.