Texas Government Code - Section 552.103. Exception: Litigation Or Settlement Negotiations Involving The State Or A Political Subdivision
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§ 552.103. EXCEPTION: LITIGATION OR SETTLEMENT
NEGOTIATIONS INVOLVING THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. (a)
Information is excepted from the requirements of Section 552.021 if
it is information relating to litigation of a civil or criminal
nature to which the state or a political subdivision is or may be a
party or to which an officer or employee of the state or a political
subdivision, as a consequence of the person's office or employment,
is or may be a party.
(b) For purposes of this section, the state or a political
subdivision is considered to be a party to litigation of a criminal
nature until the applicable statute of limitations has expired or
until the defendant has exhausted all appellate and postconviction
remedies in state and federal court.
(c) Information relating to litigation involving a
governmental body or an officer or employee of a governmental body
is excepted from disclosure under Subsection (a) only if the
litigation is pending or reasonably anticipated on the date that
the requestor applies to the officer for public information for
access to or duplication of the information.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1319, § 6, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007