civic reform

HB 318, requiring webcasting of all open meetings by state agencies of a certain size. PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE

HB 1886, requiring that the Personal Financial Statements of electoral candidates and officeholders are available online. PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE

HJR 37/HB 512, allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections, provided that they will be 18 by the date of the general election. DIDN’T GET COMMITTEE HEARING.

HJR 25/HB 312, establishing an Independent Redistricting Commission to draw electoral boundaries and reduce gerrymandering. HEARD IN COMMITTEE

HB 2977, allows greater flexibility in state negotiations for land development with the City of Austin. PASSED