A noteworthy recent decision involves a demand for records submitted to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That request was denied and the Requester appealed to the Office of Open Records (OOR).
The OOR in Monighan v. Pennsylvania House of Representatives, OOR, Docket No.: AP 2019-0585 (April 18, 2019), explained that pursuant to the RTKL, legislative agencies such as the House of Representatives are not subject to the jurisdiction of the OOR. See 65 P.S. § 67.503(a). Rather, appeals involving a legislative agency are heard by an appeals officer designated by the legislative agency. Accordingly, the appeal in this matter was transferred to the Appeals Officer for the House of Representatives.