HBA-MPA H.B. 413 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 413 By: Talton State Affairs 2/9/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, historically underutilized businesses are allowed to exempt certain information from public information laws. Businesses that are potential vendors or contractors for public entities are required to disclose this information. H.B. 413 repeals the exemption of historically underutilized businesses from reporting certain information. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Repealer: Section 552.127, Exception: Certain Information submitted by Potential Vendors and Contractors, Government Code, as added by Chapter 1227, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997. Section 552.127 provides an exception to a disclosure requirement for certain information provided by potential vendors or contractors with an application for certification as a historically underutilized or disadvantaged business. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: 90 days after adjournment.