HB 81

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Terry Canales
Dustin Burrows
Giovanni Capriglione
Poncho Nevarez
Dade Phelan


Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain information related to parades, concerts, or other entertainment events open to the general public that are paid for with public funds.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated

Bill Analysis

HB 81 would require the receipt or expenditure of public or other funds by a governmental body for a parade, concert, or other entertainment event open to the general public and paid for in whole or part with public funds to be publicly disclosed. The bill would additionally prohibit any language in a contract for such an event that would prohibit the public disclosure of this information. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 81 for promoting the principle of limited government. This is a simple bill that will go a long way towards increasing transparency and accountability regarding the use of public funds.