HBA-GUM S.B. 1642 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1642 By: Nixon, Drew Ways & Means 5/5/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, it is unclear whether orientation or training meetings held by appraisal districts for appraisal review board members regarding certain operations are open to the public. S.B. 1642 establishes provisions requiring that certain meetings of an appraisal review board be open to the public. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 6.42, Tax Code, by adding Subsections (d) and (e), as follows: (d) Requires a meeting of an appraisal review board (board) held for the purposes of educating, orienting, or training the board in appraisal district or board operations to be open to the public. Requires the board to post notice of the meeting in a specified manner, and allocate a reasonable amount of time for public input during the meeting. (e) Provides that Subsection (d) does not apply to training and educational courses supervised by the comptroller of public accounts under Section 5.041 (Training of Appraisal Review Board Members) of this code. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.