By Wentworth S.B. No. 1149 76R9133 JD-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the application of the open meetings law to certain 1-3 gatherings at which a governmental body receives information from 1-4 third persons, including government employees. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. Section 551.001(4), Government Code, is amended 1-7 to read as follows: 1-8 (4) "Meeting" means: 1-9 (A) a deliberation between a quorum of a 1-10 governmental body, or between a quorum of a governmental body and 1-11 another person, during which public business or public policy over 1-12 which the governmental body has supervision or control is discussed 1-13 or considered or during which the governmental body takes formal 1-14 action; or 1-15 (B) a gathering: 1-16 (i) that is conducted by the governmental 1-17 body or for which the governmental body is responsible; 1-18 (ii) at which a quorum of members of the 1-19 governmental body is present; 1-20 (iii) that has been called by the 1-21 governmental body; and 1-22 (iv) at which the members receive 1-23 information from, give information to, ask questions of, or receive 1-24 questions from any third person, including an employee of the 2-1 governmental body, about the public business or public policy over 2-2 which the governmental body has supervision or control. The term 2-3 does not include the gathering of a quorum of a governmental body 2-4 at a social function unrelated to the public business that is 2-5 conducted by the body, or the attendance by a quorum of a 2-6 governmental body at a regional, state, or national convention or 2-7 workshop, if formal action is not taken and any discussion of 2-8 public business is incidental to the social function, convention, 2-9 or workshop. The term includes a session of a governmental body. 2-10 SECTION 2. Section 551.075, Government Code, is repealed.