HB 3027

85(R) - 2017
House Government Transparency & Operation
House Government Transparency & Operation
Open Records

Companion Bill

SB 347

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Dade Phelan

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees.

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the regional water planning group must provide an ongoing opportunity for public input during the creation of the regional water plan. HB 3027 would subject regional water planning groups and their committees to open meetings and public information laws.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our limited government principle by increasing transparency in regional water planning groups. For this reason, we support HB 3027.

Organizations Supporting

Central Texas Water Coalition
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
Texas Impact
Texas Municipal League
Texas Press Association
Texas TURF