Bill would limit Public Information Act to Texans

A bill filed Wednesday seeks to limit the scope of the Texas Public Information Act to Texas residents.

The legislation, filed by Rep. Mike Schofield, R-Katy, would allow members of a governmental body to decide if they want to deny or comply with open records requests filed by non-Texas residents. Current law stipulates public information in Texas must be made available to all members of the public, without regard to residency.

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