James Quintero is is the policy director for the Government for the People campaign at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

As introduced, HB 3015 would provide additional enforcement mechanisms to encourage compliance with and a timely response to Public Information Act (PIA) requests, even if the desired information does not exist or if it may be legally withheld. Enshrining these extra protections in state law would promote transparency and ensure accountability.

Testimony Before the Texas House Committee on State Affairs