HB 1032

85(R) - 2017
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
State Agencies

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Senfronia Thompson

Bill Caption

Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: a negative impact of ($152,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

Bill Analysis

HB 1032 would amend the Government Code to establish the Legislative Council as the official electronic publisher or the Texas Constitution and the Secretary of State as the official electronic publisher of laws passed by the legislature and agency rules beginning on or after 2019. A process to verify the electronic documents would be required, as well as ensuring that material is made reasonably available for use by the public permanently. Finally, the Secretary of State and Records Management Interagency Coordinating Council would be required to develop an implementation plan for these provisions.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is a procedural bill regarding official electronic document publishing that does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral. 

Organizations Supporting

Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas