SB 347

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce
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Companion Bill

HB 3027

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kirk Watson


Dawn Buckingham

Bill Caption

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

Fiscal Notes

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. SB 347 would change this requirement from just input to “participation.” It would also subject regional water planning groups and their committees to the government code requirements on open meetings and public information.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would support limited government by fostering transparency in regional water planning groups. For this reason, we support SB 347.