Legislature

Photo by Beth Cortez-Neavel.

Photo by Beth Cortez-Neavel.

At the state Capitol, the FOI Foundation of Texas supports bills promoting transparency in government and protecting the rights of free speech and free press. The foundation’s staff and volunteers advocate for legislation that strengthens the Texas Public Information Act, the Texas Open Meetings Act and other state laws. Here are updates about transparency efforts in recent Texas legislative sessions.

Legislative Session 2021: Key open government bills

Legislative Update: 2019 Session

Legislative Update: 2017 Session

Legislative Update: 2015 Session

Texas Adopts the Defamation Mitigation Act, Laura Prather, Haynes & Boone, LLP

Legislative Update: 2013 Session, Laura Prather, Thomas Williams, Haynes & Boone, LLP

New Laws Protecting Texas NewsroomsLaura Prather, Haynes & Boone, LLP

Texas Citizen Participation Act Gets StrongerLaura Prather, Haynes & Boone, LLP