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Relating to the inclusion of local school health advisory councils as
governmental bodies for purposes of the open meetings law and the public
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The School Health Advisory Council was established for the purpose of allowing community involvement in determining local health curriculum in public schools. SB 1854 would redefine "governmental body" to include local school health advisory councils, effectively making these entities subject to the open meetings law and the public information law.
Texas Action recommends supporting SB 1854 because it promotes limited government principles by increasing transparency in local school health advisory councils.