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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 98 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the requirements for newspaper notice of a public meeting on a permit issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 523 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the requirement that certain elected school district boards make audio and video recordings of certain work sessions and special called meetings available on the Internet. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 536 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia | et. al. Relating to the participation of a county judge in a meeting of a commissioners court conducted by videoconference call. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 630 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the Internet broadcast and archiving of open meetings of the Health and Human Services Commission, health and human services agencies, and related advisory entities. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1251 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the board of directors of certain development corporations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Considered in Calendars
HB 1341 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to property owners' associations; imposing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1493 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to requirements for the construction of a natural gas pipeline in a municipality. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1784 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to the period during which an action alleging a violation of the open meetings law may be brought. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2012 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the requirements for meetings of certain special districts. House: Special Purpose Districts Referred to Special Purpose Districts
HB 2641 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to Internet broadcasts of meetings held by the board of directors of a community development corporation. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 2649 85-0 (2017) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to certain meetings of open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3027 85-0 (2017) Author: Phelan, Dade | et. al. Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3047 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3203 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to recordings of meetings of certain governmental bodies; creating offenses. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 3394 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain candidate events under the open meetings law. House: Government Transparency & Operation Received from the House
HB 3608 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3708 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to recordings of meetings of certain governmental bodies; creating offenses. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 3895 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the application for and loans from the Texas military value revolving loan account. House: Economic & Small Business Development Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3910 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the requirement that a political party's county executive committee hold open meetings. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3983 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to persons allowed to record meetings of house and senate committees. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HB 4226 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to the operation of the special education continuing advisory committee. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 79 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 96 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to Internet access to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 115 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al.
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 116 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Racing Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 117 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Workforce Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 118 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 119 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Lottery Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 120 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Medical Board. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 121 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Nursing. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 122 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Optometry Board. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 123 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Dental Examiners. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 124 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 125 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 126 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 127 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 171 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 347 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Phelan, Dade
Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 388 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the repeal of the authorization for a governing body to conduct economic development negotiations in a closed meeting under the open meetings law. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 436 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Uresti, Tomas
Relating to the operation of the special education continuing advisory committee. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 445 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
SB 554 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Metcalf, Will
Relating to notice requirements for certain special districts that hold board meetings outside the district. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 564 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to the applicability of open meetings requirements to certain meetings of a governing body relating to information technology security practices. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 851 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the requirements for meetings of certain special districts. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 988 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Israel, Celia
Relating to the participation of a county judge in a meeting of a commissioners court conducted by videoconference call. House: County Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1092 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to access to certain meetings and information of private or independent institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1440 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain candidate events under the open meetings law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1452 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the application of the open meetings law to district judges performing certain management or administrative functions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 259 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to persons allowed to record meetings of house and senate committees. House: House Administration Referred to House Administration
HB 347 85-1 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to government transparency and operations. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
SB 57 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings. Filed
HB 283 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 814 84-0 (2015) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to posting notice of a meeting of a governmental body on the Internet instead of in a newspaper. House: Government Transparency & Operation Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
HB 856 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of a metropolitan planning organization. House: Government Transparency & Operation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1913 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to public meetings of joint airport boards. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1934 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2518 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to discussion or deliberation regarding certain economic development negotiations by governmental bodies. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2785 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to notice requirements for certain meetings or hearings in fire or police departments in certain municipalities. House: Urban Affairs Postponed
HB 2839 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the production of public information under the public information law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3357 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to permitted methods for certain political subdivisions to post notice of a meeting. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3474 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Relating to issues affecting counties and other governmental entities. House: County Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Senate discharges conferees
HB 3593 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the online access to open board meetings of metropolitan planning organizations. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3997 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to prosecution of violations of the open meetings law and the open records law. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 4024 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the application of the open meetings and public information laws to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 27 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the online broadcast of open meetings of institutions of higher education. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 392 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to posting notice of a meeting of a governmental body on the Internet instead of in a newspaper. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 434 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the repeal of the authorization for a governing body to conduct economic development negotiations in a closed meeting under the open meetings law. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 679 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to public meetings of joint airport boards. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 685 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Raney, John
Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1089 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1152 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1237 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Sanford, Scott
Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of certain metropolitan planning organizations. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1254 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to transparency in economic development negotiations involving a governmental body and a business prospect. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1256 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to notice requirements for certain meetings or hearings in fire or police departments in certain municipalities. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1946 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the application of the open meetings and public information laws to the Texas Mutual Insurance Company. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 31 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain requirements applicable to meetings of the governing board of a general academic teaching institution or a state university system. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 628 83-0 (2013) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to the right of a member of the board of trustees of a school district to obtain information, documents, and records. House: Public Education
Senate: Open Government
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 889 83-0 (2013) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet. House: Technology Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1339 83-0 (2013) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to the authority of certain water districts to hold meetings by teleconference or videoconference. House: Natural Resources Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1749 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1933 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to condominium association records and meetings. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2414 83-0 (2013) Author: Button, Angie | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to open meetings of governmental bodies held by videoconference call and to written electronic communications between members of a governmental body. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
HB 2668 83-0 (2013) Author: Vo, Hubert
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to requirements applicable to meetings of the governing board of certain junior college districts. House: Technology
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
HB 2792 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the circumstances under which an appraisal review board hearing shall be closed to the public. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 2934 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to electronic communications during a public meeting and the definitions of public information and official business under the public information law; creating an offense. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2961 83-0 (2013) Author: Huberty, Dan
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the social security numbers of school district employees. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3708 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to rules governing the rules governing the meetings of general law districts of the Texas Water code. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 3804 83-0 (2013) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to written electronic communications between members of a governmental body. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
SB 293 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Ritter, Allan
Relating to the authority of certain water districts to hold meetings by teleconference or videoconference. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
SB 471 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to technological efficiencies in the recording of certain open meetings. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
SB 895 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to access to records of a nonprofit organization supporting the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas under the public information law. House: Transparency in State Agency Operations, Select
Senate: Open Government
Effective immediately
SB 984 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1076 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the circumstances under which an appraisal review board hearing shall be closed to the public. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1215 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to meetings of the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Oversight Task Force. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1297 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Branch, Dan
Relating to written electronic communications between members of a governmental body. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1650 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy
Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by governmental bodies, including regional tollway authorities, regional mobility authorities, and metropolitan planning organizations. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 893 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the meetings of certain property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1044 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to categories of information presumed to be public under the public information law. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1046 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information concerning current and former employees of certain divisions of the office of attorney general. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1500 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to allowing the commissioners court of a county to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding business and financial issues related to a contract being negotiated. House: County Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
HB 1833 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to notice requirements for certain hearings and meetings of the board of trustees of a school district. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1882 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to the meetings and records of certain property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 2313 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law. House: County Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
HB 2761 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to meetings, elections, and records of certain property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 2977 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to electronic communications during a public meeting; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2978 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the applicability of open meetings requirements to certain meetings of the governing board of a county hospital or county hospital authority. House: County Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2980 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the assessment of litigation costs in certain actions under the public information law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3784 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to the ethics and financial disclosure requirements and audits of certain governmental bodies. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
SB 366 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the repeal of information disclosure exemptions for public power utilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 375 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to categories of information presumed to be public under the public information law. House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1270 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to the public information law. House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1306 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to the procedures for and appeals of desired future conditions adopted by groundwater management areas. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 1370 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to meetings and records of and certain information provided by or concerning a property owners' association. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1613 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Brown, Fred
Relating to the application of the public meetings and public information laws to public power utilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Effective immediately
SB 1743 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to access by members of certain electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
No action taken in committee
SB 1826 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the definition in the open meetings law of the term "deliberation." House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1829 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the application of the public information law to chambers of commerce and nonprofit corporations that provide economic services to a governmental body. House: State Affairs
Senate: Open Government, Select
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1904 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the open meetings and public information laws. Senate: Open Government, Select No action taken in committee
SB 27 82-1 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the definition in the open meetings law of the term "deliberation." Filed
HB 45 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to notice requirements for certain municipal zoning actions. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 372 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to the meetings and records of certain property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 433 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the procedures for acting on applications for certain permits under the Solid Waste Disposal Act. House: Environmental Regulation Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 772 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the State Board of Education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1002 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1390 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1830 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to information technology security practices of state agencies. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2468 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to public access to the examination and approval of voting systems used in an election. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 2822 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to requiring a regional mobility authority to post on its website copies of minutes approved at a meeting. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 3254 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to property owners' association meetings and records. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3298 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the requirement to post notice of the subject of a meeting under the open meetings law as it relates to informal discussion of a social, ceremonial, or community event. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3622 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the meetings of certain property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3943 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the requirement to post notice of the subject of a meeting under the open meetings law as the requirement relates to reports about items of community interest at a city council meeting. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 2880 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1182. Reported enrolled
SB 921 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to access by the members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1472 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Hernandez, Ana
Relating to public meetings for permit applications under the Texas Clean Air Act. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1933 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the confidentiality of information and documents collected, developed, or produced during a school district security audit. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2164 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to information technology security practices of state agencies. Senate: Government Organization No action taken in committee
SR 1062 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1182. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
SR 1080 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1182. Reported enrolled
HB 364 80-0 (2007) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to authority to conduct a closed meeting to discuss certain personnel matters involving a municipal advisory body. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 402 80-0 (2007) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to a prohibition on ex parte communications between a member of the board of directors and the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; providing a penalty. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 768 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to providing notice regarding certain actions proposed to be taken with respect to a community residential facility. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2374 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain events under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2465 80-0 (2007) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to special notice to the news media of the meeting of a governmental body in certain situations under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3157 80-0 (2007) Author: Noriega, Rick Relating to public meetings held by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in geographic areas listed on the commission's air pollutant watch list. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 3193 80-0 (2007) Author: Hill, Fred Relating to the circumstances under which an appraisal review board hearing shall be closed to the public. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3599 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the procedures for acting on applications for certain permits under the Solid Waste Disposal Act. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3642 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to homeland security; providing a penalty. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Left pending in committee
HB 3673 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, John Relating to the operation of property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3674 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the operation of property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3827 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the authority of the governing board of a junior college district to hold an open or closed meeting by telephone conference call. House: Higher Education
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HJR 106 80-0 (2007) Author: Herrero, Abel Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for open meetings of each House of the Legislature, and its committees and subcommittees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 1263 80-0 (2007) Author: Jones, Delwin | et. al. Authorizing the House Committee on Corrections to meet in executive session in accordance with House Rule 4, Section 12, and take testimony from invited witnesses in a closed meeting. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 2915 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 11. Reported enrolled
SB 11 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to homeland security and protection of the public, including protections against human trafficking; providing penalties. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
SB 592 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to special notice to the news media of the meeting of a governmental body in certain situations under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1046 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the provision of notice to institutions of higher education of meetings of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to certain telephone conference meetings of the board and other boards of institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1306 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to the attendance by a quorum of a governmental body at certain events under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1499 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Relating to the meeting notice that a governmental body may post in certain emergency situations. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1548 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to certain open meetings requirements applicable to a regional mobility authority. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
SCR 90 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Corte, Jr., Frank
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 11. Signed by the Governor
SR 1204 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 11. Reported enrolled
HB 305 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the prohibition against members of a governmental body meeting in numbers less than a quorum. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 634 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al. Relating to requiring public officials to receive training in the requirements of the open meetings and public information laws. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 683 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to allowing the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners to hold telephonic hearings. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 976 79-0 (2005) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to allowing the Texas Building and Procurement Commission to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding business and financial considerations of a contract being negotiated. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1083 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to an independent organization established by a power region and certified by the Public Utility Commission. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2046 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the applicability of the open meetings law to actions taken by certain directors of a water district; providing a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2125 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the procedure applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2247 79-0 (2005) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to state contract management, including the training of personnel, the negotiation of contracts, and the standardization of practices. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2381 79-0 (2005) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to posting on the Internet the notice of a meeting of a governmental body. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2397 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to allowing certain state boards to hold hearings by telephone or similar means. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2476 79-0 (2005) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to allowing the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel to hold hearings by telecommunication methods. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2496 79-0 (2005) Author: Wong, Martha Relating to the publication of the notice of a public hearing on a proposed conversion of a nontoll state highway or highway segment to a turnpike project or toll facility. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 3022 79-0 (2005) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the sales tax information the comptroller must provide certain counties on request. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3090 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Delwin | et. al. Relating to authority to conduct a closed meeting to discuss certain personnel matters involving a municipal advisory body. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3245 79-0 (2005) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to allowing a governmental body to discuss matters regarding computer security in a closed meeting. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3383 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the process for the approval of voting systems. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 100 79-0 (2005) Author: Dunnam, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for open meetings of each House of the Legislature, and its committees and subcommittees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 182 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike
Relating to the board of directors of an intermunicipal commuter rail district. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 286 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Baxter, Todd
Relating to requiring public officials to receive training in the requirements of the open meetings and public information laws. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 1/1/06
SB 299 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Menendez, Jose
Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of the name of an applicant for the position of city manager of certain home-rule municipalities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Point of order sustained
SB 511 79-0 (2005) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to public testimony at regular meetings of the governing board of a general academic teaching institution. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 690 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the requirement to post meetings of a governmental body under the open meetings law in certain circumstances. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1133 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to posting notice online of the meetings of certain governmental bodies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/06
HB 1088 78-0 (2003) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to sales tax information provided by the comptroller to certain municipalities. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1177 78-0 (2003) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain health maintenance organizations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1226 78-0 (2003) Author: Eissler, Rob
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to a closed meeting for a school board deliberation that will necessarily reveal personally identifiable information about a public school student. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1269 78-0 (2003) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to meetings and information of certain governmental bodies relating to the security of a port in this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1302 78-0 (2003) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to deliberations and information regarding the safety, security or integrity of public water and sewer supplies and public water and sewer systems. House: State Affairs Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1342 78-0 (2003) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a security threat, disaster, or energy emergency. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1512 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to meetings to exchange information regarding emergency management plans relating to pipeline safety. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1719 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to allowing a school board to conduct certain team building sessions in a closed meeting. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1728 78-0 (2003) Author: Griggs, Bob Relating to attendance by the superintendent of a school district at a closed meeting of the board of trustees of the district. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2004 78-0 (2003) Author: Marchant, Kenny | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to allowing a commissioners court to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding business and financial considerations of a contract being negotiated. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2243 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to meetings and information regarding certain security plans of a municipal hospital, a hospital district, or a health department. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2643 78-0 (2003) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the open records law to certain entities that are parties to certain contracts with this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3088 78-0 (2003) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to excepting a benefits appeals committee for a public self-funded health plan from deliberating the medical or psychiatric records of an individual applicant for a benefit. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 29 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to meetings of governing boards of public institutions of higher education held outside this state and to the manner in which certain meetings of those boards may be held. Senate: Education Referred to s/c on Higher Education
SB 121 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Marchant, Kenny
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain health maintenance organizations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 152 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to meetings and information regarding certain response plans of a municipal hospital or hospital district. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 762 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to meetings and information regarding certain security plans of a municipal hospital, a hospital district, or a health department. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in subcommittee
SB 763 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to certain meetings and information regarding plans for responding to an act of terrorism. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in subcommittee
SB 764 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to meetings and information of certain governmental bodies relating to the security of a port in this state. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in subcommittee
SB 872 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to meetings and information regarding certain plans, including emergency prevention or response plans and engineering or architectural plans. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in subcommittee
SB 980 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas or the Railroad Commission of Texas to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate a security threat or disaster. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Left pending in subcommittee
SB 984 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to excepting certain governmental bodies from deliberating in an open meeting certain matters that involve the medical or psychiatric records of an individual. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1214 78-0 (2003) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to allowing a governmental body to deliberate in a closed meeting regarding the business and financial considerations of a proposed contract. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1452 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to an offense for certain communications between an appraisal review board member and a chief appraiser or appraisal district employee concerning a matter related to an ad valorem tax protest. House: Local Government Ways and Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1875 78-0 (2003) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to deliberations and information regarding the safety, security, or integrity of public wholesale water and sewerage supplies and public water and sewerage systems. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SR 1029 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1000. Reported enrolled
HB 63 78-1 (2003) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to meetings of the Legislative Budget Board conducted through the use of certain telecommunication devices. House: Government Reform Received from the House
HB 8 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to meetings of the Legislative Budget Board conducted through the use of certain telecommunication devices. House: Government Reform Reported engrossed
HB 10 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to meetings of the Legislative Budget Board conducted through the use of certain telecommunication devices. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 35 77-0 (2001) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the requirements for a meeting of certain governmental bodies held by videoconference call. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 174 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to requiring the Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panels of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to meet to perform duties. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 351 77-0 (2001) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to meet and transact business in a location other than the county seat. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 371 77-0 (2001) Author: Glaze, Bob
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the open records law to certain entities eligible to receive funds under the federal community services block grant program. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 838 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to the governing body of an economic development corporation. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 894 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to requiring certain governmental bodies to consistently post notice of an open meeting at the same designated location. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 936 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the application of certain laws to local workforce development boards and to the application of certain conflict of interest requirements to the members of those boards. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 973 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to annexation hearing requirements. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1021 77-0 (2001) Author: Clark, Ron | et. al. Relating to consultations between a governmental body and its attorney. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1056 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the composition of the general investigating committee of the house of representatives and to certain records of a legislative general investigating committee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1074 77-0 (2001) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the requirements for a meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2032 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the notice requirements for joint meetings of the boards of water districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2105 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the operation of the advisory committees of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 3139 77-0 (2001) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to an exemption from the requirements of the open meetings law for certain negotiations involving the Texas Lottery Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 131 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the length of time notice of a meeting of a governmental body with statewide jurisdiction must be posted under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 170 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to attendance at a legislative committee or agency meeting by a quorum of another governmental body. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
SB 390 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to an exemption from the requirements of the open meetings law for certain negotiations involving the Texas Lottery Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 542 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to meet and transact business in a location other than the county seat. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 559 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al. Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain committees, subcommittees, and similar entities that are created by the governing body of a municipality. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 695 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Clark, Ron
Relating to consultations between a governmental body and its attorney. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1178 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the procedure under the open meetings law in certain independent school districts for the appointment of a school trustee. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
SB 1742 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to allowing a closed session for a school board to consider student matters. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 156 76-0 (1999) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain gatherings at which a governmental body receives information from third persons, including government employees. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 216 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to videotaping of a child by a school district employee. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 445 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur Relating to the audio and video recording of a closed meeting held by a governmental body. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 595 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to allowing a governmental body to discuss its test questions in a closed meeting. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 596 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the open records law to certain entities that are parties to certain contracts with the State of Texas. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 599 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the application of the open meetings law to district judges performing management or administrative functions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 747 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to certain evaluations made by the governing body of a hospital district, hospital authority, or public hospital. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective immediately
HB 756 76-0 (1999) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to certain meetings held by a nonprofit corporation. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1030 76-0 (1999) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the deliberations of certain school district advisory bodies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1264 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to broadcasting public meetings over the Internet. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1315 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Glenn | et. al. Relating to requiring the Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panels of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to meet to perform duties. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1450 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the public information law to certain state associations of counties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1461 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to oversight of and public access to the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 1862 76-0 (1999) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to requiring that proposed real property transactions between governmental bodies must be deliberated in an open meeting. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2075 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the public notice required to be provided by a school district before adopting a proposed budget and tax rate. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 2114 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the application of the open meetings law to a board or committee of a sports and community venue district. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 2319 76-0 (1999) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the evaluation of medical and health care services provided by the Nueces County Hospital District. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2459 76-0 (1999) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to applying the open meetings and open records laws to certain property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2551 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to the applicability of open-records and open-meetings statutes to open-enrollment charter schools. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2557 76-0 (1999) Author: Glaze, Bob
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the application of the open meetings law and the open records law to certain entities eligible to receive funds under the federal community services block grant program. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3147 76-0 (1999) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the requirement that a taxing unit proposing to increase the unit's tax rate provide notice of and hold a public hearing on the proposal. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3239 76-0 (1999) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to parental access to school board meetings. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 3317 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to broadcasting over the Internet the public meetings and certain other events held by a state agency. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3370 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the requirement that certain meetings of an appraisal review board be open to the public. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3407 76-0 (1999) Author: Williams, Thomas
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to applying the open meetings and open records laws to certain property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3695 76-0 (1999) Author: Clark, Ron Relating to the authorization of a closed meeting by the governing body of a municipality to deliberate certain personnel actions affecting a member of an advisory body. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 191 76-0 (1999) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to restrictions on certain actions involving the executive head of a state agency; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 753 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Hunter, Bob
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain nonprofit health maintenance organizations. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 916 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to notices of open meetings posted by the secretary of state. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1149 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain gatherings at which a governmental body receives information from third persons, including government employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1252 76-0 (1999) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to broadcasting public meetings over the Internet. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1280 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to an exemption from the requirements of the open meetings law for certain negotiations involving the Texas Lottery Commission. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1639 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to the application of the open meetings law and public information law to certain meetings and information relating to the finances of an applicant for economic development assistance. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1642 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to appraisal review board meetings. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 668 75-0 (1997) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the requirement that deliberations relating to collective bargaining between certain public employers and certain employee associations be open to the public. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 746 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 764 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain deliberations of the governing bodies of entities that are parties to certain contracts with the State of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1002 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to access to certain law enforcement and prosecutorial records under the open records law. House: State Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1051 75-0 (1997) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to requiring that proposed real property transactions between governmental bodies must be deliberated in an open meeting. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Tagged in committee
HB 1084 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to allowing a governmental body to discuss its test questions in a closed meeting. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1108 75-0 (1997) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to the authorization of a closed meeting to deliberate the appointment of, or certain other personnel actions affecting, a member of an advisory body. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1285 75-0 (1997) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the meetings of a condominium board or association. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/98
HB 1597 75-0 (1997) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to public school district- and campus-level planning and decision-making committees. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1772 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to allowing a governmental body to hold a meeting or receive testimony by videoconference. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1919 75-0 (1997) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to public comment at public meetings of certain county bodies. House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2328 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to an exception to the open meetings law for certain deliberations of the board of a hospital district. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2591 75-0 (1997) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to an exception to the open meetings law for certain deliberations of the board of directors of a hospital district. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2763 75-0 (1997) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to the application of the open meetings law to judges performing management functions in connection with a community supervision and corrections department. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3247 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the application of the open meetings law to judges performing management functions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3448 75-0 (1997) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the authorization of a closed meeting by the commissioners court of a county to deliberate certain personnel actions affecting a member of an advisory body. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 3482 75-0 (1997) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the requirement that a taxing unit proposing to increase total ad valorem tax revenues hold a public hearing on the increase. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 308 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain meetings at which a governmental body receives information from third persons, including government employees, or deliberates a matter made confidential by law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Returned to Calendars Committee
SB 839 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to allowing a governmental body to hold a meeting by videoconference call under certain circumstances. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 931 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David Relating to allowing a governmental body to hold a meeting by videoconference call under certain circumstances. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1101 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to access to certain law enforcement and prosecutorial records under the open records law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1396 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to an exception to the open meetings law for certain deliberations of the board of a hospital district. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1634 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the application of the open meetings law to judges performing management functions in connection with a community supervision and corrections department. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 1850 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to the requirement of public disclosure of information by the governing bodies of entities that are parties to certain contracts with the state. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 36 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al. Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 419 74-0 (1995) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the authority of the governing board of the Texas Youth Commission to hold an open or closed meeting by telephone conference call. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 629 74-0 (1995) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to conforming the Harris County Road Law to the Open Meetings Act and other statutes applicable to meetings of commissioners courts. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1093 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to an exception to the open meetings law for certain deliberations of the board of managers of a hospital district. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1664 74-0 (1995) Author: Horn, Jim
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to notice of a meeting of the governing board of an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1779 74-0 (1995) Author: Black, Layton Relating to meetings of the Parks and Wildlife Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2508 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the authority of a governmental body to hold an open or closed meeting by telephone conference call. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2688 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to an exception from the open meeting law for certain meetings of school district boards of trustees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2882 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia Relating to an exception to the open meetings law for certain deliberations of the board of directors of hospital districts. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 246 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Sponsor: Greenberg, Sherri
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 253 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to meetings of the Commissioners Court of Harris County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 760 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the authorization for the governing body of certain hospitals to conduct meetings by telephone conference call. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
SB 915 74-0 (1995) Author: Haywood, Tom
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain meetings of the board of directors of an industrial development corporation. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Withdrawn from calendar
HB 78 73-0 (1993) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain municipal boards, commissions and committees. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 377 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to the notice required under the open meetings law when a state governmental body holds a meeting on a subject that directly affects a local governmental body. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 807 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to notice requirements for hearings related to certain permits for air contaminant sources. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1172 73-0 (1993) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to an exemption from open meeting requirements for confidential matters of the Finance Commission of Texas and the State Banking Board. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1320 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Pete
Sponsor: Shelley, Dan
Relating to the authority of the State Seed and Plant Board to hold board meetings telephonically. House: State Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 1577 73-0 (1993) Author: Swinford, David Relating to meetings of the Texas State Seed and Plant Board under the Texas Open Meetings Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2098 73-0 (1993) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina | et. al. Relating to exceptions to open meeting requirements for certain deliberations of municipal hospitals and municipal hospital authorities. House: State Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2549 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al. Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2775 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the civil and criminal enforcement of the Texas open meetings and open records laws. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 316 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Maxey, Glen
Relating to notice requirements for hearings related to certain permits for air contaminant sources. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 480 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Texas Public Finance Authority to hold board meetings telephonically. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 851 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Delco, Wilhelmina
Relating to an exception to the open meetings law for certain deliberations of the board of directors of a municipal hospital or a muncipal hospital authority. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 890 73-0 (1993) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the authority of the State Seed and Plant Board to hold board meetings telephonically. Senate: Natural Resources Meeting cancelled
SB 1000 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the civil and criminal enforcement of the Texas open meetings and open records laws. Senate: State Affairs Referred to special subcommittee
SB 1020 73-0 (1993) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1212 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roberto
Relating to an exemption from open meeting requirements for confidential matters of the Finance Commission of Texas and the State Banking Board. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 72 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the membership of the board of directors of the medical liability joint underwriting association and to the application of the open records law and the open meetings law to that association. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1358 72-0 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to the notice required for meetings of certain state boards, commissions, and other agencies. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1599 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the location at which a municipality must post notice of its meetings. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1705 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the confidentiality of the records and proceedings of a medical committee. House: Public Health 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
HB 1898 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the notice required under the open meetings law when a state governmental body holds a meeting on a subject that directly affects a local governmental body. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2749 72-0 (1991) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the access and right of notice of public representatives to regulatory agency negotiations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1119 72-0 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill
Sponsor: Rudd, Jim
Relating to the open meetings requirements applicable to school board deliberations on certain matters. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1191 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the regulation of non-profit water supply corporations and the open meeting and open records acts. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1433 72-0 (1991) Author: Turner, Jim | et. al. Relating to the notice required for meetings of certain state boards, commissions, and other agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 155 70-0 (1987) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the open meetings requirements applicable to the consideration of certain personnel matters and the making of certain final decisions by a governmental body. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 415 70-0 (1987) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to the authority of persons to make visual recordings of public meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 428 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the open meeting requirements applicable to governmental bodies; giving private rights of action and access in certain circumstances; defining offenses and providing penalties. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
SB 58 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the authority of persons to make visual recordings of public meetings of governmental bodies. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 165 70-0 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to smoking in public places or at public meetings; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Pending in committee
SB 168 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the open meeting requirements applicable to governmental bodies; giving private rights of action and access in certain circumstances; defining offenses and providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 364 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the application of the open meetings law to meetings of certain governmental bodies composed of judges. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Pending in committee
SB 718 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to giving public notice of and holding a public meeting about a housing project of a housing authority. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 750 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Horn, Jim
Relating to the authority of certain governmental bodies to conduct meetings by telephone conference call. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 868 70-0 (1987) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Shine, Hugh
Relating to actions and meetings of the Texas Employment Commission and participation by member by telephonic communication and requirements for that participation. House: Labor and Employment Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1312 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Relating to the frequency of meetings of the Texas Board of Health. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 272 69-0 (1985) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to placing subjects on the agenda of meetings held by the board of trustees of a school district. House: Public Education Withdrawn by author
HB 600 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the open meetings and open records requirements applicable to governmental bodies; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1616 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliver, Jesse Relating to the confidentiality of certain records of committees of hospitals and medical organizations; and declaring an emergency. House: Public Health Transferred to Calendars Committee
HB 1870 69-0 (1985) Author: Patterson, Pete
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to meetings of the Egg Marketing Advisory Board. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
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HB 2025 69-0 (1985) Author: Gavin, John Relating to the deliberations of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs Withdrawn by author
HB 2464 69-0 (1985) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to the location of meetings held by the governing bodies of certain governmental entities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 370 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Adkisson, Tommy
Relating to the open meetings and open records requirements applicable to governmental bodies; giving private rights of action in certain circumstances; defining offenses and providing penalties; amending Chapter 271, Acts of the 60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967, as amended (Article 6252-17, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by amending Subsections (a) and (b), Section 1; Subsections (a) and (f), Section 2; Subsections (a) and (h), Section 3A; and Section 3; and by adding Sections 2A and 3B; and amending Chapter 424, Acts of the 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1973, as amended (Article 6252-17a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by amending Sections 4, 7, 8, and 10; adding Section 6A; and repealing Section 12. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 615 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Richardson, Bob
Relating to the meetings at which the commissioners court of a county may conduct business. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 979 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Relating to the deliberations of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 1128 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Gavin, John
Relating to the compensation, leave and work accounting records, and meetings of the members of the State Board of Insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1170 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Messer, Bill
Relating to the meetings of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners; to registration of practitioners and interns; to grounds for refusal to admit persons to examinations and to issue licenses and renewal licenses; to hearings, rules, and to judicial review; to reports by peer review committees or medical personnel and their immunity from liability; and to applicability of the open meetings law. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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SB 1240 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to meetings of the Egg Marketing Advisory Board. Senate: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1480 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the requirement that a housing authority conduct a public hearing before obtaining any governmental permits for a housing project. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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HB 2262 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the distribution of the minutes of meetings of the appraisal district board of directors. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Committee on Finance
HB 2317 68-0 (1983) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to reports by the Parks and Wildlife Department concerning public hearings in counties that may be affected by a proclamation. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
SB 412 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to notice requirements, violations, and the requirement to keep minutes under the open meetings law, and the status of actions taken in violation of the law. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 995 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the open meetings and open records requirements applicable to governmental bodies; giving private rights of action in certain circumstances; defining offenses and providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 228 67-0 (1981) Author: Semos, Chris V.
Sponsor: Leedom, John
Relating to the location of meetings of the Metric System Advisory Council. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 520 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to application of the open meetings law to industrial and medical development corporations and housing finance corporations. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 796 67-0 (1981) Author: Ware, Bob
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to notice and a public meeting about a proposed housing project of a housing authority. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 943 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to attorney's fees in actions to enforce the Open Meetings Act. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1555 67-0 (1981) Author: Adkisson, Tommy
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the notice requirements, violations, and the requirement to keep minutes under the open meetings law. pref. no. 118 House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1804 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to application of the open meetings law. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 387 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to certain definitions under and application of the open meetings law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 388 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to tape recording of closed meetings by governmental bodies with statewide jurisdiction and to use of the tape; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 991 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to notice requirements, violations, and the requirement to keep minutes under the open meetings law. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1148 67-0 (1981) Author: Leedom, John Relating to the location of meetings of the Metric System Advisory Council. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 229 66-0 (1979) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to application of the open meetings law to certain organizations supported by public funds. House: State Affairs Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 94 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the failure to provide public notice of meetings of certain governmental bodies; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 104 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Grant, Ben Z.
Relating to standing to enforce the open meetings law. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 413 65-0 (1977) Author: Bigham, John R. Relating to certain meetings to be held by water supply corporations. House: Natural Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1796 65-0 (1977) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to notices of certain meetings that are open to the public. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 2116 65-0 (1977) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to meetings that are open to the public. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 57 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to public access to meetings of the board of directors of an electric cooperative corporation and to public access to information in the custody of an electric cooperative corporation; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 285 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
To provide for at least four regular meetings per year in the state capital (instead of six) of the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; and declaring an emergency. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 608 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Blythe, W.J. "Bill"
Relating to requiring semiannual meetings at each nursing home to discuss conditions at the home. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Calendars
SB 901 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to open meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 1027 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the failure to provide public notice of the meetings of certain governmental bodies; providing a penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably substituted
HB 162 64-0 (1975) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to keeping records of posting of notices of certain meetings. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 736 64-0 (1975) Author: Waters, Ron Changing the dates of certain meetings of county and state executive committees and of state conventions of political parties which hold primary elections, so that the meetings will be held on Saturday; authorizing the state executive committee to reschedule the date of a state convention under certain circumstances. House: Elections Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 741 64-0 (1975) Author: Earle, Ronald Relating to the requirement that meetings of Boards of Trustees of Community Centers for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services be open to the public. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1214 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to notices of meetings that are open to the public. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 1234 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to the requirement that a tape recording and minutes be made and kept of every meeting or session of a governmental body. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2077 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Redefining the meaning of the word, "deliberation;" authorizing the addition of emergency items to the agenda for a meeting after notice of meeting has been posted; providing for the length of time that notice of meeting shall be posted; repealing the provision relating to deliberations by members of a governing body in numbers less than a quorum; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act; providing for severabilty. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
SB 208 64-0 (1975) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Earle, Ronald
Amending Section 3.04, Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act, as amended (Section 3.04, Article 5547-203, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); relating to the requirement that meetings of boards of trustees of community centers for mental health and mental retardation services be open to the public. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 485 64-0 (1975) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Von Dohlen, Tim
Relating to notice of meetings of governmental bodies. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
90 day bill
SB 781 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to requiring monthly meetings at each nursing home to discuss conditions at the home. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably substituted
HB 3 63-0 (1973) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the requirement that meetings of governmental bodies be open to public; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HCR 55 63-0 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Proposing that the meetings and hearings of the Legislative Budget Board be tape-recorded and the records or tapes be kept on file. House: Rules Reported engrossed
HB 204 62-0 (1971) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to the application of the Act prohibiting governmental bodies from holding meetings closed to the public and to procedures to be followed where a portion of the meeting is closed to the public.
HB 949 62-0 (1971) Author: Solomon, Neal
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to providing regular meeting dates of the State Board of Education.
HB 1518 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to the requirements for holding public hearings under the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act.
SB 524 62-0 (1971)
Sponsor: Doran, Jr., Hilary B.
Relating to public meetings of governmental bodies.
SB 557 62-0 (1971) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Salter, Robert
Relating to requiring notices of meeting by certain governmental bodies to be posted in their administrative offices, the State Capitol, and in the county courthouse of the county in which the administrative offices are located instead of in their administrative offices and the county courthouse of all counties in which the governmental body is located.
SB 587 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending statutes to require holding of public hearings under the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act.
HB 421 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett Relating to certain exceptions to the prohibition of closed meetings by governmental bodies and notice of meetings.
SB 260 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Relating to certain exceptions to the prohibition of closed meetings by governmental bodies and notice of meetings.
SB 315 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to amending Statutes to provide for the organization and procedure of the Finance Commission of the State of Texas; setting forth the Rules and Regulation authority, Loan and Investment Authority and Advisory Powers of the Savings and Loan Section of the Finance Commission; providing for the Savings and Loan Commissioner to appoint one or more Deputy Savings and Loan commissioners and to provide for the appointment of Hearing or Investigation Officers by the Savings and Loan Commissioner may call special meetings of the Savings and Loan Section of the Finance Commission, and to provide for the changing of the name of the Building and Loan Section of the Finance Commission of Texas to the Savings and Loan Section of the Finance Commission of Texas.
SB 830 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to posting notice of meetings of governmental or governing bodies.
SCR 83 61-0 (1969)
SB 72 61-1 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to posting notice of meetings of governmental or governing bodies and requiring a receipt of notice by the secretary of state or county clerk.
SB 38 61-2 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to amending "Open Meetings" Statutes relative to posting notice of meetings of governmental or governing bodies and requiring a receipt of notice by the secretary of state or county clerk.
HB 17 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to the prohibition of governmental bodies from holding meetings which are closed to the public; prescribing a penalty therefor.
HB 76 60-0 (1967) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to requiring all meetings of governing bodies of municipalities, county commissioners, boards of education and school trustees, and all other boards, commissions or organizations except grand juries or certain executive session, supported by or expending public funds, to be public meetings.
HB 586 60-0 (1967) Author: Williamson, Billy H. | et. al. Relating to the validity of policies, rules, regulations, and decisions made by a state commission or board in executive session.
HB 1292 60-0 (1967) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to requiring any school board, county commissioners court, or governing board of a city, or tax equalization board to publish notice of certain public hearings and of regular or special elections.
SB 94 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Relating to prohibiting governmental bodies from holding meetings which are closed to the public; making unlawful certain acts pertaining to closed meetings and prescribing a penalty therefor.
SJR 40 60-0 (1967) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for open sessions of the House and Senate; providing for an election and the issuance of a proclamation therefor.
HB 88 59-0 (1965) Author: Allen, John | et. al. Relating to prohibiting governmental bodies from holding meetings which are closed to the public.
HB 103 59-0 (1965) Author: Jungmichel, Charles H. | et. al. Relating to providing for closed court hearings in cases involving juveniles, except in cases involving juveniles who have repeatedly committed felonies or who have committed heinous offenses.
SB 207 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to prohibiting governmental bodies from holding meetings which are closed to the public; prescribing a penalty.
SJR 15 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing for open sessions of the House and Senate, providing for an election and the issuance of a proclamation therefor.
HB 242 58-0 (1963) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, committees of the Legislature, and all other agencies of the State, city, county, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; prescribing a penalty.
HB 260 58-0 (1963) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Relating to requiring all meetings of the governing bodies of municipalities, county commissioners, boards of education and school trustees, and all other boards, governing commissions or organizations, supported by public funds or expending public funds, to be open to the public; providing certain exceptions; providing for action by any interested person for violations by members of governing bodies or agencies of the provisions of the Act.
HB 269 58-0 (1963) Author: Alaniz, John C. | et. al. Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, committees of the Legislature, and all other agencies of the State, City, County, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; prescribing a penalty.
SJR 22 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing for open sessions of the House and Senate.
HB 390 57-0 (1961) Author: Rapp, William M. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, committees of the Legislature, and all other agencies of the State, city, county or other political subdivisions of the State be open, with certain exceptions; making it unlawful to hold or participate in a closed meeting; prescribing a penalty.
HB 613 57-0 (1961) Author: Collins, Sam Forse Relating to amending a certain Act providing for additional notice in certain hearings.
SB 292 57-0 (1961) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, committees of the Legislature, and all other agencies of the State, City, County, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; making it unlawful to hold or participate in a closed meeting; defining an offense; prescribing a penalty.
HB 79 56-0 (1959) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, committees of the Legislature, and all other agencies of the State, City, County or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; making it unlawful to hold or participate in a closed meeting; providing for removal of officers from office; prescribing a penalty.
SB 66 56-0 (1959) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, committees of the Legislature, and all other agencies of the State, City, County, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; prescribing a penalty.
SB 431 56-0 (1959) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to authorizing boards of trustees of independent school districts located in counties having a population of eight hundred thousand (800,000) or more, and having a scholastic enumeration of one hundred thousand (100,000) or more, to make expenditures from local school funds of the district for the purpose of televising and/or broadcasting their meetings.
HB 69 55-0 (1957) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, and all other agencies of the State, City, County, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; prescribing a penalty.
HB 164 55-0 (1957) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to providing that state, county and other officials who refuse to permit the public examination of records except those designated by law as not open to public inspection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; providing a penalty.
SB 88 55-0 (1957) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commission, committees of the Legislature, and all other agencies of the State, City, County, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; making it unlawful to hold or participate in a closed meeting; prescribing a penalty.
SB 132 55-0 (1957) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, and all other agencies of the State, City, County, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; making it unlawful to hold or participate in a closed meeting; prescribing a penalty.
HB 187 54-0 (1955) Author: Mullen, Bob R. Relating to requiring all meetings of all boards, commissions, and all other agencies of the State, City, County, or other political subdivision of the State to be open, with certain exceptions; making it unlawful to hold or participate in a closed meeting; defining an offense; prescribing a penalty; providing for removal of officers from office.
HB 492 54-0 (1955) Author: Smith, Vernon Eugene "Gene" Relating to amending certain Statutes to prohibit the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry from enacting any rules or regulations prohibiting, limiting, regulating, or in any manner affecting advertising, displaying of merchandise or eye frames, or the number or location of offices used for the purposes of the practice of optometry; excepting from the provisions of the optometry laws qualified opticians as defined.
HB 410 53-0 (1953) Author: Osborn, William E. Relating to amending certain Statutes by authorizing the commissioners' court to order publication of the record of its proceedings, in whole or in part, in some newspaper or general circulation in the county.
SB 142 53-0 (1953) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by authorizing the commissioners' court to order publication of the record of its proceedings, in whole or in part, in some newspaper of general circulation in the county.
HB 810 52-0 (1951) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Act relating to the Texas Prison Systems.
SB 466 52-0 (1951) Author: Colson, Esther Neveille Relating to amending certain statutes changing the time of meeting of the Texas Prison Board and providing a new method of handling certain moneys and accounts of the Texas Prison System.
HB 428 51-0 (1949) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest | et. al. Relating to require all State Boards, agencies and bureaus that spend State money, all policy forming Boards, and all boards created or provided for by the Legislature to hold open meetings at all times, except where otherwise expressly provided by law, and to permit representatives of the press to attend such meetings, and requiring notice of all regular and special meetings to be given to the press and to all newspapers located in the city or town at which said meeting is held, said Act to apply to all meetings, whether regular or special, and repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; providing for forfeiture of office for violation; providing a saving clause.
HB 392 49-0 (1945) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al. Relating to provide that it shall be unlawful for governing board of any state agency created under Section 59, Article XVI, to transact any official business except at the principal office of such state agency as fixed by the Act creating such agency, in an open meeting; providing penalties for the violation hereof; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HJR 32 46-0 (1939) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that the sessions of each House shall be open.
SB 367 33-0 (1913) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to amending article 23 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1911.

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