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2021 House Bill 4385: Expand open records law to legislators and governor’s office
Introduced by Rep. Annette Glenn R-Midland on March 2, 2021
To establish procedures for appealing a denial by the House or Senate open records law coordinator of a Freedom of Information Act request submitted to the legislature, or the fees demanded to fulfill it. Appeals would go not to the courts but to an existing Legislative Council appointed by legislature itself, which would have final say on whether the information will be provided. This is part of a package comprised of House Bills 4383 to 4392 that would extend the state’s open records law to the legislature, subject to a range of exceptions and exemptions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on March 2, 2021
Reported in the House on March 11, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on March 23, 2021
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on March 23, 2021