Texas Government Code - Section 552.231. Responding To Requests For Information That Require Programming Or Manipulation Of Data
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§ 552.231. RESPONDING TO REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION THAT
REQUIRE PROGRAMMING OR MANIPULATION OF DATA. (a) A governmental
body shall provide to a requestor the written statement described
by Subsection (b) if the governmental body determines:
(1) that responding to a request for public
information will require programming or manipulation of data; and
(A) compliance with the request is not feasible
or will result in substantial interference with its ongoing
(B) the information could be made available in
the requested form only at a cost that covers the programming and
manipulation of data.
(b) The written statement must include:
(1) a statement that the information is not available
in the requested form;
(2) a description of the form in which the information
(3) a description of any contract or services that
would be required to provide the information in the requested form;
(4) a statement of the estimated cost of providing the
information in the requested form, as determined in accordance with
the rules established by the attorney general under Section
(5) a statement of the anticipated time required to
provide the information in the requested form.
(c) The governmental body shall provide the written
statement to the requestor within 20 days after the date of the
governmental body's receipt of the request. The governmental body
has an additional 10 days to provide the statement if the
governmental body gives written notice to the requestor, within 20
days after the date of receipt of the request, that the additional
time is needed.
(d) On providing the written statement to the requestor as
required by this section, the governmental body does not have any
further obligation to provide the information in the requested form
or in the form in which it is available unless within 30 days the
requestor states in writing to the governmental body that the
(1) wants the governmental body to provide the
information in the requested form according to the cost and time
parameters set out in the statement or according to other terms to
which the requestor and the governmental body agree; or
(2) wants the information in the form in which it is
(d-1) If a requestor does not make a timely written
statement under Subsection (d), the requestor is considered to have
withdrawn the request for information.
(e) The officer for public information of a governmental
body shall establish policies that assure the expeditious and
accurate processing of requests for information that require
programming or manipulation of data. A governmental body shall
maintain a file containing all written statements issued under this
section in a readily accessible location.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 1035, § 15, eff. Sept. 1,
1995. Amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 329, § 5, eff. Sept.
1, 2005; Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 716, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
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