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Senate Committee on Public Information, Interim - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members
Jeff Wentworth, Chair
Ken Armbrister
John Carona
Eliot Shapleigh
John Whitmire
Charges
• Identify areas of concern associated with the Public Information Act, (formerly known as the Open Records Act), including harassment, commercial enterprise, circumvention of the Act's requirements, delays in production of information, access and availability of information, costs and expenditure of public resources. If necessary, make recommendations for legislative action.
• Study the impact of the Public Information Act on privacy interests of Texans and monitor the implementation of SB 1069, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, and developments in federal law regarding these issues.


• Review the role of technology as it applies to the Public Information Act, such as the Internet, and study pertinent issues in the public information process, including but not limited to whether HB 1718, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1995 regular session, adequately responds to technological advances.



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