HB 214

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Terry Canales


Konni Burton

Bill Caption

Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings.

Fiscal Notes

A negative impact of ($346,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill

Bill Analysis

HB 214 would amend the Government Code to require the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals to make a video and audio recording of each oral argument and public meeting of the court available on the court’s website if funds are made available.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our limited government principle by increasing transparency of the supreme court and court of criminal appeals requiring oral arguments and public meetings to be made available online. We support HB 214.