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2015 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to public records; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires public bodies to establish public records retention schedules that require minimum three-year retention of public records.
Modifies definition of "state agency" for public records law purposes. Requires public bodies to respond to public records request within seven days of request and at seven-day intervals thereafter until complete disposition of request. Waives fees public body would have received if complete disposition of request has not been made within three weeks of request and treats request as denied if complete disposition has not been made within six weeks of request. Establishes alternative method for determining fees public bodies may charge public records requesters. Requires public body to charge lesser of fee determined under existing law or under alternative method. Requires public body that creates or retains public records on social media, that sends public record through text messaging or that sends public records using electronic mail addresses, domain of which is not owned by public body, to store copies of records on storage equipment owned or operated by public body within 30 days of creation or retention of record. Authorizes Attorney General to impose civil penalties for violation of storage requirements. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: House Committee On Rules
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