A bill filed Wednesday seeks to limit the scope of the Texas Public Information Act to Texas residents.
The legislation, filed by Rep. Mike Schofield, R-Katy, would allow members of a governmental body to decide if they want to deny or comply with open records requests filed by non-Texas residents. Current law stipulates public information in Texas must be made available to all members of the public, without regard to residency.
“The purpose of Texas government is to serve Texans, not folks from other places,” Schofield said. “It costs money and takes time every time we have a request.” Continue>>>