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Public Information Act - Generally

Summaries

KP-0029
Ken Paxton

The Tarrant County Hospital District is authorized by subsection 285.091(a) of the Health and Safety Code to structure the managerial and oversight authority of a physician group as it deems necessary to carry out the functions of or provide services to the District.|Whether a physician group formed pursuant to subsection 281.0565(b) of the Health and Safety Code is a "governmental body" subject to the Public Information Act requires the resolution of certain fact issues and is thus beyond the purview of an attorney general opinion.|To the extent a physician group formed pursuant to subsection 281.0565(b) of the Health and Safety Code is not delegated any governmental authority, it is likely not a "governmental body" for purposes of the Open Meetings Act and thus is not subject to its provisions.|To the extent a physician group formed pursuant to subsection 281.0565(b) of the Health and Safety Code is not delegated any governmental authority, it is likely not a "governmental body" for purposes of the Open Meetings Act and thus is not subject to its provisions|The Tarrant County Hospital District is authorized to create and fund a physician group under subsection 281.0565(b) of the Health and Safety Code if it reasonably determines in good faith that the expenditure will serve a public purpose and it put sufficient controls in place to ensure that the public purpose is carried out and that the District receives a return benefit.|The Tarrant County Hospital District is authorized by subsection 285.091(a) of the Health and Safety Code to structure the managerial and oversight authority of a physician group as it deems necessary to carry out the functions of or provide services to the District

KP-0151
Ken Paxton

Personal information of judges, disclosure of in campaign reports and financial statements

KP-0152
Ken Paxton

Sworn complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission but which has been dismissed remains confidential under Government Code subsection 571.140(a)|Sworn complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, despite being the subject of litigation, remains confidential if it has not been entered into a formal hearing or a judicial proceeding. Government Code subsection 571.140(a) provides that a|Under Government Code subsection 571.140(a), a sworn complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission but which has been dismissed remains confidential|Government Code subsection 571.140(a) - a sworn complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, despite being subject of litigation, remains confidential if it has not been entered into a formal hearing or judicial proceeding.|Government Code subsection 571.140(a) - sworn complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, but which has been dismissed remains confidential

GA-0019
Greg Abbott

Information considered to be confidential by statutory law, information in possession of Interagency Council on Pharmaceuticals Bulk Purchasing is excepted from disclosure under Public Information Act as|Interagency Council on Pharmaceuticals Bulk Purchasing is a governmental body that has supervision or control over public business and is thus subject to Open Meetings Act|Executive session, Interagency Council on Pharmaceuticals Bulk Purchasing is not authorized to meet in executive session to discuss drug pricing made confidential by statute|Specific pharmaceutical, neither Texas Department of Health nor Council may disclose information that identifies a specific manufacturer or wholesaler or prices charged by a specific manufacturer or wholesaler for a|Specific pharmaceutical, neither Department nor Interagency Council on Pharmaceuticals Bulk Purchasing may disclose information that identifies a specific manufacturer or wholesaler or prices charged by a specific manufacturer or wholesaler for a|Specific pharmaceutical, neither Texas Department of Health nor Interagency Council on Pharmaceuticals Bulk Purchasing may disclose information that identifies a specific manufacturer or wholesaler or prices charged by a specific manufacturer or wholesal

GA-0065
Greg Abbott

Public Information Act, Texas Water Advisory Council is subject to|Texas Water Advisory Council is subject to Public Information Act

GA-0184
Greg Abbott

Fees for public records, vessel and motor ownership records are not "customer information" for which the Department may charge fees outside the Public Information Act pursuant to Parks and Wildlife Code section 11.030|Fees for public records, vessel and outboard motor ownership records are not "customer information" for which the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department may charge fees outside the Public Information Act pursuant to Parks and Wildlife Code section 11.030

GA-0220
Greg Abbott

Victim's name, address, or other identifying information appearing both in a felony judgment and a victim impact statement, Act makes such information in the judgment confidential and not subject to disclosure|Victim's name, address, or other identifying information appearing both in felony judgment and a victim impact statement, Public Information Act makes such information in the judgment confidential and not subject to disclosure|Judgment contents, a felony judgment must contain the information specified in article 42.01, section 1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure|Victim's name, address, or other identifying information appearing both in a felony judgment and a victim impact statement, Public Information Act makes such information in the judgment confidential and not subject to disclosure

GA-0266
Greg Abbott

Request for offer that was subsequently cancelled, information submitted in response to is subject to the Public Information Act|Information submitted in response to a request for offer that was subsequently cancelled, a state agency must retain consistently with the agency's record retention schedule|Record retention schedule, a state agency must retain information submitted in response to a request for offer that was subsequently cancelled consistently with|Information submitted in response to a request for offer that was subsequently cancelled, the Department must retain consistently with its record retention schedule and is subject to the Public Information Act

GA-0277
Greg Abbott

Tape of executive session, commissioners court is proper custodian of|Executive session, release to county clerk of tape of, would not make tape public|Executive session, commissioners court has discretion as to whether to admit county clerk to its|Executive sessions, commissioners court has discretion as to whether to admit county clerk to its

GA-0280
Greg Abbott

Nonprofit corporation status, Border Health Institute need not obtain as it has statutory authority to solicit funding from public and private sources|State procurement and contracting rules, Border Health Institute need not comply with|Border Health Institute must comply with the Act|Border Health Institute is subject to the Act|Border Health Institute receives funds appropriated by legislature, but is not considered a state agency within executive branch of state government or a local political subdivision|Sovereign immunity, Border Health Institute may or may not be entitled to

GA-0517
Greg Abbott

Public Information Act, applicability to non-governmental entities with the power of eminent domain \r\n|Eminent domain, applicability of the Act to non-governmental entities with power of eminent domain \r\n|Common carriers, applicability of exception from limitations on entities with eminent domain powers in section 2206.001 of the Government Code\r\n

GA-0603
Greg Abbott

Private non-profit economic development foundtion supported in whole or in part by public funds or that spends public funds is a governmental body and subject to the Public Information Act|Governmental body under the Act, a private entity supported in whole or in part by public funds or spends public funds is a|Fact question, whether private entity is governmental body under the Act is a|Private entity that is a governmental body under section 552.003 of Government Code is subject to Act

GA-0666
Greg Abbott

Extent to which entity is subject to the Public Information Act is inquiry properly addressed to Open Records Division under the Public Information Act

GA-0669
Greg Abbott

Exception to section 552.275 of Government Code, "radio station" exception applies to a person who holds an amateur radio station license issued by the Federal Communications Commission

GA-0673
Greg Abbott

Vehicle identification numbers not excepted from disclosure by Government Code section 552.130|Vehicle identification numbers

GA-0756
Greg Abbott

Application for place on Logan Slough Creek Improvement District, governed by the Election Code\r\n\r\nNotice of election for Logan Slough Creek Improvement District, governed by District’s legislation|Election Code, to the extent any provision governing the Logan Slough Creek Improvement District’s elections conflicts with the Election Code and does not provide otherwise, the provision in the District’s legislation is superseded by the|Logan Slough Creek Improvement District is subject to the Open Meetings Act|Logan Slough Creek Improvement District is subject to the Public Information Act|Property ownership requirement as qualification to serve as member of the board of directors|Governance of the Logan Slough Creek Improvement District|Taxable property in the district

GA-0839
Greg Abbott

Authority of a county judge to unilaterally grant access to county financial records to a volunteer financial consultant

GA-1086
Greg Abbott

Government Code subsection 552.1175(b) neither requires nor prohibits a governmental body from photocopying the evidence that verifies a person\\'s employment status as a current or former law enforcement individual under Government Code subsection 552.1175(a).|No source of law prohibits a governmental body that chooses to photocopy the evidence of an individual\\'s law enforcement status submitted pursuant to Government Code section 552.1175 from retaining the copies.|No source of law prohibits a governmental body that chooses to photocopy the evidence of an individual\\'s law enforcement status submitted pursuant to Government Code section 552.1175 from retaining the copies

DM-0030
Dan Morales

Real estate and deed records, county clerk may provide microfilm copies of, but is not required to do so

DM-0041
Dan Morales

Medium in which information provided under Open Records Act, requestor may not dictate|Formatting codes not "information" independently subject to Open Records Act

DM-0146
Dan Morales

Birth and death records, statute and state regulations governing access to certain older documents prevail over Open Records Act and require local registrar to provide copies rather than originals and to charge a fee|Birth and death records, statute and state regulations governing access require local registrar to provide copies rather than originals and to charge a fee|Records, statute and state regulations governing access to death certificates over 25 years old prevail over Open Records Act and require local registrar to provide copies rather than originals and to charge a fee

DM-0166
Dan Morales

Fee for uncertified copy of judicial record|Uncertified copy of judicial record, fee for

DM-0181
Dan Morales

Injury for which employee absent for less than a day, information collected by Workers' Compensation Commission is not confidential under the Act unless it is in or derived from a claim file, whether excepted under common-law privacy must be determined on|Injury for which employee absent for less than a day, information collected by Workers' Compensation Commission about may not be destroyed even though Commission not required to collect, Commission need not release to prospective employer in record or pre|Information on injury for which employee absent for less than a day not confidential under the Open Records Act unless it is in or derived from a claim file, whether excepted under common-law privacy must be determined on a case-by-case basis, Commission |Information on injury for which employee absent for less than a day, Commission may not destroy even though not required to collect, Commission need not release to prospective employer in record or pre-employment check unless certain requirements met, Com

DM-0307
Dan Morales

Government-owned utility|Customer information of Franklin County Water District is confidential

JC-0280
John Cornyn

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's investigation into discrimination by Board of Medical Examiners in licensing practices, Board must disclose to EEOC requested information that is relevant to|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's request for information relevant to a pending investigation, state agency must comply although state statute deems requested information confidential|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's request for information relevant to a pending investigation, state statute deeming requested information confidential is preempted by federal statute authorizing|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's request for information relevant to a pending investigation regarding licensing practices of State Board of Medical Examiners, Board must comply with although state statute deems the requested information confiden|Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's request for information relevant to a pending investigation regarding Board's licensing practices, Board must comply with although requested information is confidential under Medical Practice Act

JC-0283
John Cornyn

Police officer's or fire fighter's confidential file may be released to city manager and city attorney with consent of chief executive and governing body of municipality|Police officer's and fire fighter's confidential file may be released to city manager and city attorney with consent of chief executive and governing body of municipality|Police officer's or fire fighter's confidential personnel file may be released to city manager and city attorney with consent of chief executive and governing body of municipality

JC-0292
John Cornyn

Noncertified copies, $1 fee specified by statute for issuing includes costs associated with locating originals and producing copies|County clerk must collect $1 fee specified by Local Government Code to issue each page or part of a page of noncertified copies rather than costs as specified by Open Records Act|Duties prescribed or authorized by law|Issue, issuing

JC-0335
John Cornyn

Local government corporations, whether subject to the Act|Local government corporations, whether subject to Open Meetings Act|Local government corporations, city's or county's transfer of funds to must be consistent with constitutional provisions on expenditure of public funds for public purposes|Local government corporations, whether subject to open government statutes and certain other statutes on contracting and purchasing

JC-0422
John Cornyn

Provisional autopsy report|Justice of the Peace, Act does not apply to records maintained by|Provisional autopsy report prepared in connection with inquest by justice of the peace is open to public inspection

JC-0469
John Cornyn

Health Care Information Council's public-use and provider-quality data, release of is not subject to fee provisions in chapter 552 of the Government Code|Data, Health Care Information Council's release of is not subject to fee provisions in chapter 552 of the Government Code if it is public-use or provider-quality data|Public-use and provider-quality data, release of is not subject to fee provisions in chapter 552 of the Government Code|Fee for release of information under chapter 552 of the Government Code does not apply to Health Care Information Council's public-use or provider-quality data

JC-0498
John Cornyn

Gubernatorial records held in alternative depository remain property of state|Gubernatorial records held in alternative depository remain Texas public records subject to Act|Memorandum of understanding or other documentation of transfer of gubernatorial records to alternative depository, Commission is necessary party to|Alternative depository for gubernatorial records, the only power given to governor by statute is that of designating

JC-0560
John Cornyn

Restructured wholesale electricity market within Electric Reliability Council of Texas, request for information concerning under Public Information Act|Sanctions against third party for filing with the Office of the Attorney General groundless and frivolous claims of confidentiality to impede public disclosure of information; Act does not provide for

JM-1143
Jim Mattox

Audio tape recordings of commissioners court meetings made by county clerk to aid in preparation of minutes are subject to Open Records Act even if they are personal property of clerk

JM-1144
Jim Mattox

Abortion Reporting and Licensing Act, all information held by Department of Health under Act is exempt from public disclosure requirements

JM-1178
Jim Mattox

Reports of investigation of abuse or neglect at drug treatment center are statutorily excepted from required public disclosure|Investigations of abuse or neglect at drug treatment center, Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse reports of are statutorily excepted from required public disclosure