Memo from David Herndon to Margo Branscomb, regarding open meeting notices for task forces, January 15, 1982
Memo from David Herndon to Margo Branscomb, regarding open meeting notices for task forces, January 15, 1982. Herndon recommends that Branscomb voluntarily comply with the Open Meetings Act.
State governments--Officials and employees
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
General Counsel | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers
TO: Margo Branscomb FROM: David Herndon DATE: January 15, 1982 RE: OPEN MEETING NOTICES FOR TASK FORCES As you know, Governor Clements has made more extensive use of the execu- tive order than any other Texas Governor. For this reason, the legal effect of an executive order and the legal status of a task force, com- mittee or council formed thereunder is untested. While it is likely that a court would find the executive orders informal in nature and the task forces, committees or councils merely lay advi- sors and not subject to the open meetings act, they should make every effort to remain above reproach. Therefore, I recommend that they vol- untarily comply with the Open Meetings Act. sors and not subject to the Open Meetings Act, they should untarily comply with the Open Meetings Act. bl