A Texas lawmaker wants to ban emails, text
messages and Internet posting by city and state leaders when they
are doing the public's business.
A bill by Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi would amend the
Texas Open Meetings Act. The proposal says an official would be
committing an offense if he or she transmits an electronic message
during a public meeting.
The Austin American-Statesman reports, for Thursday editions,
that Hunter is considering how violators should be punished. Hunter
also says the update is necessary for Texas to take the open
meetings law into the digital age.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Hunter became involved
in the issue after a spat during a city council meeting involving