HB 2134

84(R) - 2015
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Cindy Burkett

Bill Caption

Relating to allowing a governmental body to request clarification of a request for public information by electronic mail.

Fiscal Notes

The Office of the Attorney General indicated the costs associated with implementation of the bill could be absorbed with existing resources. No significant fiscal impact is expected.  

Bill Analysis

HB 2134 seeks to allow a reasonable standard for public information requests sent through email by allowing the governmental body to also communicate through email. This bill would not change the responding deadlines. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 2134 would allow governmental bodies to respond to public information requests in a more expedient and cost effective manner. This bill would allow governmental bodies' responding capabilities to evolve with technology while also saving Texans some money. We support this legislation.  

The Senate sponsor is Senator Hall.