2013 Amendments

In 2013, the Texas Open Meeting Act was amended to specifically allow electronic communication between members of a governing body without violating the Texas Open Meeting Act, provided certain conditions were met. 
  • Messages are posted and viewable by the public on an on-line message board.
  • Communications are displayed in real time and remain viewable for at least 30 days.
  • The governmental body may have no more than one system used for this purpose.
  • Is no more than one click away from the governmental body’s primary Internet Web Page.
  • Maintain record of the posting for six years.
  • May not vote or take action.
Additional information on HB2414 can be found here.