Shelby Sterling, JD, is a policy analyst for the Government for the People campaign at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

As introduced, SB 1225 would clarify state law as it pertains to catastrophe notices that governmental entities can file to temporarily suspend Public Information Act (PIA) responses during a time of disaster. It is imperative, at all times, to uphold the spirit of transparency and accountability of our governing bodies. SB 1225 proposes needed clarification of current law that will allow Texans to be informed. For these reasons, we strongly support this bill.

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce