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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Legal notices. Allows a political subdivision, which includes an agency of a political subdivision, to publish legal notices on a notice web site instead of in a newspaper. Establishes requirements regarding availability and accessibility of the web site. Requires the political subdivision to designate an official responsible for the electronic publication of notices. Requires a notice web site to have an electronic mail link that allows a person to submit a complaint to the political subdivision if access to any legal notice fails. Provides that if a political subdivision does not have an official web site, legal notices shall be published on an existing official web site of the county government, if: (1) the county government has an official web site; and (2) the county government web site complies with the electronic publication requirements. Establishes requirements for the duration of the posting of a legal notice and proof of posting. Requires a political subdivision or agency of a political subdivision to publish an advertisement in a newspaper once a week that states the Internet address of the legal notice web site and information regarding Internet accessibility. Provides that a state or local government agency shall provide notice to anyone that makes an annual request for notice by: (1) transmitting the notice by electronic mail, if the agency has the capacity to transmit electronic mail; (2) transmitting the notice by facsimile; or (3) United States mail.