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CS/HB 7065: Local Government Fiscal Transparency

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Ways and Means Committee ; Burton ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Metz

Local Government Fiscal Transparency; Revises Legislative Auditing Committee duties; specifies purpose of local government fiscal transparency requirements; requires local governments to post certain voting record information on websites; requires property appraisers & local governments to post certain property tax information & history on websites; requires public notices for public hearings & meetings prior to certain increases of local government tax levies; specifies noticing & advertising requirements; requires local governments to conduct debt affordability analyses under specified conditions; provides method for local governments that do not operate website to post certain required information.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/26/2017 Senate - In Messages
Location: In messages from House
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/9/2017 House • Filed
• Introduced
3/20/2017 House • Referred to Government Accountability Committee -HJ 395
4/17/2017 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 04/19/17, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
4/19/2017 House • CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 8 -HJ 787
4/20/2017 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 784
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/17
• CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 783
4/25/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 827
• Amendment(s) adopted (115257) -HJ 828
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 868
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 98 NAYS 15 -HJ 868
4/26/2017 Senate • In Messages