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FFOIA UPDATE: Senate committee approves HB 670

The Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee voted 4-0 to adopt a committee substitute for HB 670 by Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer, D-San Antonio.

Voting "YES"

  • Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, Chairman
  • Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, Vice Chairman       
  • Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, Co-Author of SB 915, Senate FFOIA             
  • Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen                                             

Voting "NO"

  • None


  • Sen. John J. Carona, R-Dallas                                                          
  • Sen. Chris Harris, R-Arlington                                                           
  • Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin                                                               

The Committee added conforming language which had previously been added to the Senate version of the bill a few weeks ago.  There was also a new addition to the bill - an immediate effect clause if the measure becomes law. 

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