Honorable Carol Alvarado, Chair, House Committee on Urban Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB336 by Taylor, Van (Relating to the right of municipal officers to obtain information, documents, and records.), As Engrossed
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to permit a municipal officer the right to access certain information from a municipal governmental body. The bill would establish a procedure of maintaining confidentiality of the information. Under the provisions of the bill, a municipal officer may seek a decision from the Attorney General whether information is confidential or excepted from disclosure. The Attorney General would be required to respond to the county by issuing a written decision within 45 days or within an extension of the 45 day period by 10 business days. The municipal officer or municipal governing body may appeal the decision to a district court under certain conditions.
The Office of Court Administration reported no significant fiscal impact to the state court system is anticipated.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 302 Office of the Attorney General