HB 2259

83(R) - 2013
General Investigating & Ethics
Urban Affairs

Vote Recommendation

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Joe Moody

Bill Caption

Relating to circumstances under which a vacancy on the governing body occurs in certain municipalities.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated

Bill Analysis

Summary of Legislation: This legislation adds "not present at the adjournment of a meeting at which a quorum is established" to the definition of absence, concerning members of governing bodies.

Analysis: This creates more accountability and transparency in local government. This prevents abuse of quorum rules by preventing government officials from being present for quorum call but not staying until adjournment. We recommend legislators support HB 2259.