SB 685

84(R) - 2015
Senate Higher Education
Senate Higher Education
Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kel Seliger

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or local government.

Bill Analysis

SB 685 would add provisions that will cause the education research center advisory board to be considered a governmental body for purposes of Chapters 551 and 552 in Government Code, which would allow them to conduct meetings to the extent and manner authorized by Chapter 551, Government Code.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would affirm the principle of limited government, therefore we support this legislation. One way that the principle of limited government can be affirmed is by increasing transparency in government. SB 685 would require education research center advisory board meetings to be more accessible and transparent according to Government Code.