HB 1246

84(R) - 2015
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Urban Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Neutral
  • Positive
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Linda Koop


Angie Chen Button

Bill Caption

Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal impact.

Bill Analysis

HB 1246 would amend Local Government Code to change the delivery method of required financial forms to certain municipal offices and candidates for municipal office.The forms would be able to be delivered by mail, personal delivery, or other forms of electronic transfer instead of mail only.


The Senate committee substitute adds definitions for 'deliver' and 'municipal' and adds a provision allowing a clerk to choose one or more methods of delivery.

Vote Recommendation Notes

05/08/2015 We still support this bill in the second chamber. Second chamber sponsor is Senator Hall. 

This bill affirms the principle of limited government, therefore we support this legislation. The principle of limited government is bolstered by legislation that causes government processes to be more efficient. HB 1246 would achieve this goal by allowing updated delivery methods that are now common to society.