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2019 House Bill 4007: Extend open records law to governor
Introduced by Rep. Daire Rendon (R) on January 9, 2019
To establish specific exceptions to the proposal in House Bill 4008 to repeal the exemption of records in the possession of the governor and lieutenant governor’s offices and staff from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. These exceptions include records related to gubernatorial appointments; sanctions on judges; pardons, reprieves and commutations; executive budget preparations; deficit-related spending cuts; and the annual state-of-the-state address.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on January 9, 2019
Reported in the House on March 12, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on March 19, 2019.
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To establish specific exceptions to the proposal in House Bill 4008 to repeal the exemption of records in the possession of the governor and lieutenant governor’s offices and staff from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. These exceptions include records related to gubernatorial appointments; sanctions on judges; pardons, reprieves and commutations; executive budget preparations; deficit-related spending cuts; the annual state-of-the-state address; records subject to executive privilege; communications with constituents; and information related to security, employee personal information and cell phone numbers.
Received in the Senate on March 20, 2019
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on March 20, 2019

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