H.B. No. 1128
  relating to posting suggestions and ideas on cost-efficiency on
  certain state agency websites.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 2054, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 2054.1264 to read as follows:
  IDEAS ON STATE AGENCY WEBSITE.  (a)  In this section, "state
  agency" does not include an institution of higher education, as
  defined by Section 61.003, Education Code.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (d) and to the extent
  possible using available resources, each state agency that has
  1,500 or more employees shall post on the agency's intranet website
  or generally accessible Internet website an electronic form or link
  allowing an employee of the agency to submit suggestions and ideas
  on how to make the agency more cost-efficient.  The system for
  submitting suggestions and ideas must allow an employee to elect to
  submit a suggestion or idea that includes the employee's name or to
  submit an anonymous suggestion or idea.  If an employee elects to
  submit anonymously, the suggestion or idea may not be traceable to
  the employee and the system for anonymous submission may not record
  data linking the suggestion or idea to the computer used for the
         (c)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), each state agency
  that posts a form or link as provided by Subsection (b) shall post
  on the agency's generally accessible Internet website a link
  allowing members of the public to:
               (1)  monitor, in real time or on a weekly, monthly, or
  quarterly basis, submissions made under Subsection (b); and
               (2)  vote for the public's favorite submission.
         (d)  The department may exclude from the requirements of this
  section a state agency if the agency has a preexisting program or
  link that the department determines substantially meets the
  requirements of this section.
         (e)  The department shall adopt rules establishing
  procedures and required formats for implementing this section. The
  rules adopted under this subsection must require that submissions
  under Subsection (b) and votes under Subsection (c) be moderated to
  exclude overtly political or offensive material.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1128 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 111, Nays 34, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1128 on May 24, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 103, Nays 41,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1128 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 23, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________