HB 53

85(R) - 2017
Civil Remedies
Open Records

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Ramon Romero Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to settlement of claims and actions against a governmental unit. 

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would prohibit a unit of government from entering into a settlement of equal to or more than $30,000 where a condition of the settlement requires a nondisclosure agreement. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill promotes limited government by preventing settlements for sums of $30,000 or more from including a nondisclosure stipulation. This enhances transparency in government. We support HB 53.