Category: Public Information Act


by Mattie Tullos, Law Clerk Effective September 1, 2023, the recently passed House Bill 3033 will alter the processes and procedures surrounding the Public Information Act, most notably regarding how to count the days following a public information request. As the bill reads currently, a governmental body that receives an information request must respond to […]

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COVID-19 and the Public Information Act

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has issued the following guidance concerning the calculation of business days under the Public Information Act (PIA) during the response to COVID-19: Holidays observed by the governmental body are not business days. Weekends are not business days. Skeleton crew days are not business days. A day on which […]

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Public Information Overload

The 86th Legislature was hard at work this year drafting and pushing bills affecting school districts across Texas. One such bill you should be aware of may affect the way school districts handle the all too familiar Public Information Act request. Senate Bill 944 is effective September 1, 2019 and makes several changes to the […]

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