HB 2476

86(R) - 2019
House State Affairs
House State Affairs
State Agencies

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Ryan Guillen

Bill Caption

Relating to the operations, communications, and notice procedures of state agencies.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated, although some agencies may experience an indeterminate but positive fiscal impact as a result of being able to transmit and receive documents in electronic format.

Bill Analysis

HB 2476 would allow state agencies greater discretion regarding the medium by which they transmit and receive state documents, including through the Internet. The agencies would be required to include cost savings or other efficiencies achieved in their next Legislative Appropriations Request.

The bill would additionally require The Texas State Library and Archives Commission to submit a biennial report to the Legislature and the Legislative Budget Board regarding statutorily required reports prepared by and submitted to a state agency, and would direct the Comptroller to conduct a study regarding the efficiency of mail operations of each state agency in the executive branch.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 2476 which would uplift our limited government principle by modernizing the way state agencies transmit and receive documents which will improve efficiency and reduce costs.