Sens. Hinojosa/Zaffirini, Reps. Canales/Guerra take leadership roles on SB 1640, which benefits the Texas Open Meetings Act, reports Omar Ochoa
Featured, right: Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville, Chair, House Committee on Insurance, was part of a united Rio Grande Valley state legislative delegation which coauthored, sponsored, and/or voted for Senate Bill 1640, which clears up confusion on requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act in order to prevent members of a governmental body from meeting in a series of small, private gatherings to avoid a quorum. The measure, which became law on Monday, June 10, 2019, was co-authored by Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, and sponsored by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen.
Photograph By PAUL CHOUY