1-1 By: Gallego (Senate Sponsor - Shapleigh) H.B. No. 1056
1-2 (In the Senate - Received from the House May 4, 2001;
1-3 May 7, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on
1-4 Administration; May 11, 2001, reported favorably by the following
1-5 vote: Yeas 4, Nays 0; May 11, 2001, sent to printer.)
1-6 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-7 AN ACT
1-8 relating to the composition of the general investigating committee
1-9 of the house of representatives and to certain records of a
1-10 legislative general investigating committee.
1-11 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-12 SECTION 1. Section 301.017(c), Government Code, is amended
1-13 to read as follows:
1-14 (c) The house general investigating committee must consist
1-15 of not fewer than five house members appointed by the speaker. The
1-16 speaker shall designate a committee member as chairman.
1-17 SECTION 2. Section 301.018(d), Government Code, is amended to
1-18 read as follows:
1-19 (d) A majority of the [
Three] members of a general
1-20 investigating committee constitutes [ constitute] a quorum to
1-21 transact business.
1-22 SECTION 3. Section 301.020, Government Code, is amended by
1-23 adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
1-24 (e) Information held by a general investigating committee
1-25 that if held by a law enforcement agency or prosecutor would be
1-26 excepted from the requirements of Section 552.021 under Section
1-27 552.108 is confidential and not subject to public disclosure.
1-28 SECTION 4. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
1-29 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
1-30 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
1-31 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
1-32 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
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