Government Transparency and Efficiency
Transparency in government is crucial to maintain Texans’ trust in government. To that end, several reforms provided more sunlight on the government agencies and programs funded by Texas taxpayers.
HOUSE BILL 2404 creates a database that contains information regarding all local development agreements and includes a civil penalty for local governments that fail to comply with the disclosure requirements.
SENATE BILL 15 the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I, limits disclosure of personal information through motor vehicle records by government agencies as well as the redisclosure or sale of the information by and to private entities.
SENATE BILL 1341 ensures integrity and accountability in government-subsidized programs by requiring the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to employ data-matching technology to enhance its data-sharing capabilities with other state agencies to determine eligibility and reduce fraud, waste, and abuse.
HOUSE BILL 114 directs the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to jointly provide high schools with materials regarding the availability of college credit awarded by institutions of higher education to veterans and military servicemembers for military experience, education, and training obtained during military service.