Post Session Update:  Vexatious PIA Requestors

Dozens of detrimental Public Information Act (PIA) bills were filed during the regular legislative session, but only one major bill relating to the PIA passed.  House Bill 3107 by Trent Ashby (R – Lufkin) improves on an existing law meant to help cities deal with PIA requestors who use frequent and voluminous requests as a tool to disrupt the operation of city business.

You can find more details about the bill here.  Please contact Zindia Thomas, TML assistant general counsel, with questions at 512-231-7400 or

TML member cities may use the material herein for any purpose. No other person or entity may reproduce, duplicate, or distribute any part of this document without the written authorization of the Texas Municipal League. 

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