Lt. Governor Patrick on Public Integrity Unit Legislation


AUSTIN – Today the Texas Senate advanced Senate Bill 10 (SB 10) by State Affairs Chair Senator Joan Huffman.

SB 10 by Sen. Huffman will move the Public Integrity Unit, which is responsible for an initial investigation into complaints alleging offenses against public administration, into the Texas Ranger Division of the Department of Public Safety.

“Moving the Public Integrity Unit will help restore its accountability and the public’s trust,” said Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. “It is important and befitting that any alleged unlawful activity by a public official be investigated in their jurisdiction and adjudicated by their constituents.

“I congratulate Sen. Huffman for taking the lead on this important measure. Texans deserve for the Public Integrity Unit to uphold its most important function: integrity,” concluded Patrick.