Seal of the Senate of the State of Texas Welcome to the Official Website for the Texas Senate
Seal of the Senate of the State of Texas
Welcome to the official website for the
Texas Senate
Senate Interim Committee on Public Information
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 75th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Jeff Wentworth

Kenneth L. Armbrister
John Carona
Eliot Shapleigh
John Whitmire


Video/Audio Archives

There are no audio/video archives available online for the 75th session.


The following reports are available for download:

Interim 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, 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, passed by the Legislature during the 1995 regular session, adequately responds to technological advances.