FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2019
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GUILLEN WORKS TO IMPROVE AGENCY COMMUNICATIONS & CREATE TRANSPARENCY
AUSTIN -- State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) filed a bill that would update statute in order to allow state agencies to modernize their communications and operations methods to be more timely, efficient and cost effective.
"The current code requires agencies to evaluate and improve mail operations, however, it is written only in the context that they maintain the use of mail services," said Guillen. "This prevents the adoption of more productive and practical methods."
HB 2476 would not only amend to remove the limit placed on Texas agencies, but includes several other efficiency creating measures. Each year, state agencies and commissions write hundreds of statutorily required reports. The bill would allow for the review and evaluation of these reports to ensure necessity. It would also change the platform that the reports are published to from the Department of Information Resources (DIR) portal to TSLAC's Texas Digital Archives (TDA).
"The outcome would not only save the state money, it would additionally help to increase transparency through online publishing of reports, " Guillen added. "After all, it is our duty to improve Texas in any and everyway we can," he concluded.
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen