Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to appointees and state agencies following the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals’ ruling striking down a key provision of the Texas Open Meetings Act.  Of note, the court declared Section 551.143 of the Texas Open Meetings Act unconstitutional, all other provisions of that statute remain valid and binding.

In his letter, the Governor instructed his appointees and state agencies to continue to follow the spirit of the Open Meetings Act, despite yesterday’s ruling.