SRC-JJJ C.S.S.B. 1642 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research CenterC.S.S.B. 1642 By: Nixon Intergovernmental Relations 3/31/1999 Committee Report (Substituted) DIGEST Currently, it is unclear whether or not orientation or training meetings held by appraisal districts for appraisal review board members regarding certain operations are open to the public. C.S.S.B. 1642 would establish that appraisal review board meetings held for the purpose of educating, orienting, or training board members in certain appraisal operations are required to be open to the public with reasonable time allocated for public input. PURPOSE As proposed, C.S.S.B. 1642 establishes provisions regarding the requirement that certain meetings of an appraisal review board be open to the public. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 6.42, Tax Code, by adding Subsections (d) and (e), to require a meeting of the 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. Sets forth requirements regarding the posting of notice for the board and public input during the meeting. Provides that Subsection (d) does not apply to training and educational courses supervised by the comptroller under Section 5.041 of this code. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage. SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE CHANGES SECTION 1. Amends Section 6.42, Tax Code, by adding Subsection (e), to provide that Subsection (d) does not apply to training and educational courses supervised by the comptroller.