Open Records Decisions (Text/HTML)

Open Records Decisions are formal opinions relating to the Public Information Act (formerly the Open Records Act). These decisions usually address novel or problematic legal questions and are signed by the Attorney General. Open Records Decisions may be cited as precedent in briefing to the Open Records Division.

The documents below are in Text format, which may make legal research easier. View Portable Document Format (PDF) are exact reproductions of the original documents that can only be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. (If you do not already have this plug-in installed, you can get it for free from Adobe.) Best if viewed in Netscape Navigator/Communicator 3.0 or later or Microsoft Explorer 4.0 or later. (Will not work with Microsoft Explorer 3.0!)

Attorney General Open Records Decisions
Greg Abbott
2003-present
ORD-678 to ORD-679
John Cornyn
1999-2002
ORD-659 to ORD-677
Dan Morales
1991-1998
ORD-584 to ORD-658
Jim Mattox
1983-1990
ORD-358 to ORD-583
Mark White
1979-1982
ORD-221 to ORD-357
John L. Hill
1973-1978
ORD-1 to ORD-220


For copies of opinions, letter opinions and ORD's that are not online, please contact the Opinions Library at (512) 936-1730 or Open Records Division at (512) 936-6736.

All opinions issued since January 4, 1939 are online.
All letter opinions issued since January 21, 1953 are online.
All open records decisions (ORDs) issued since July 20, 1973 are online.

Check back with us often, as we continue to add to these online records.


 
Revised: May 07 2010