The House Committee on Government Transparency & Operation

84th Legislature

May 24, 2016

1:00 p.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on April 19, 2016, the House Committee on Government Transparency & Operation met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Elkins, at 1:03 p.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Elkins; Walle; Galindo; Gonzales, Larry; Gutierrez; and Leach.


A quorum was present.





The committee met jointly with the Select Committee on Emerging Issues in Texas Law Enforcement to take testimony on the following interim charge:


Study the impact of emerging technologies used by law enforcement and issues related to appropriate dissemination of the data provided by those technologies, including the impact of technologies on the operation of law enforcement agencies, the operation of the Public Information Act, and any appropriate safeguards for citizens and law enforcement officers who interact with those technologies or whose data is recorded.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 3:45 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Elkins, Chair




Teri Avery, Clerk