Texas Local Government Code - Section 203.026. Records Management Program To Be Established
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Section: 203.004 203.005 203.021 203.022 203.023 203.024 203.025 203.026 203.041 203.042 203.043 203.044 203.045 203.046 203.047
§ 203.026. RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO BE
ESTABLISHED. (a) On or before January 1, 1991, each governing body
by ordinance or order, as appropriate, shall establish a records
management program to be administered by the records management
(b) The ordinance or order must provide methods and
procedures to enable the governing body, custodians, and the
records management officer to fulfill the duties and
responsibilities set out in Sections 203.021, 203.022, and 203.023
concerning the management and preservation of records. The
ordinance or order may prescribe any policies or procedures for the
operation of the records management program that are consistent
with the requirements of this subtitle and rules adopted under it.
(c) A copy of the ordinance or order must be filed by the
records management officer with the director and librarian within
30 days after the date of its adoption.
(d) An ordinance or order establishing or relating to a
records management program adopted before September 1, 1989, must
be amended if any provision of the ordinance or order is in conflict
with this subtitle or a rule adopted under it. A copy of the amended
ordinance or order shall be filed with the director and librarian as
provided by Subsection (c).
(e) A copy of an amended ordinance or revised order relating
to the establishment or operation of the records management program
must be filed by the governing body with the director and librarian
within 30 days after the date of its adoption.
(f) The director and librarian or the designee of the
director and librarian shall within a reasonable time bring to the
attention of the governing body in writing any aspect of an
ordinance or order filed in the office of the director and librarian
or that otherwise comes to the attention of the director and
librarian that is inconsistent with the requirements of this
subtitle or rules adopted under it.
(g) The governing body in a records management program
established under this section may require the mandatory
destruction of any record of the local government when its
retention period has expired on a records control schedule
developed under Section 203.041.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1248, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Last modified: August 11, 2007