H.B. No. 726
  relating to the electronic distribution of information to
  legislators by state agencies.
         SECTION 1.  Sections 2052.002(a) and (c), Government Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  To avoid waste in the duplication and distribution of
  state agency publications, a state agency that issues a publication
  relating to the work of the agency and distributes the publication
  to members of the legislature shall send to each member before
  distributing the publication an electronic [a written] notice to
  determine whether the member wants to receive the publication.
         (c)  A member who elects to receive the publication shall
  notify the state agency.  The member may notify the agency
         SECTION 2.  Section 2052.0021(d), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  At the time a report required by law is ready for
  distribution outside the state agency, the agency shall send
  written notice to each member of the legislature that the report is
  available. The agency shall send the notice [by mail or, if it is
  acceptable to the member,] electronically. The notice must briefly
  describe the subject matter of the report and state:
               (1)  the manner in which the member may obtain the
  report electronically; and
               (2)  that the agency will send a printed copy of the
  report to the member at the request of the member.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 726 was passed by the House on April
  12, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 726 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________