chris b. "me" vs the tyrants of archer city tx

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05 Aug 2021

⁣Sec. 552.022. CATEGORIES OF PUBLIC INFORMATION; EXAMPLES. (a) Without
limiting the amount or kind of information that is public information
under this chapter, the following categories of information are public
information and not excepted from required disclosure unless made
confidential under this chapter or other law:

(1) a completed report, audit, evaluation, or investigation made of,
for, or by a governmental body, except as provided by Section 552.108;

(2) the name, sex, ethnicity, salary, title, and dates of employment of
each employee and officer of a governmental body;

(3) information in an account, voucher, or contract relating to the
receipt or expenditure of public or other funds by a governmental body;

(4) the name of each official and the final record of voting on all
proceedings in a governmental body;

(5) all working papers, research material, and information used to
estimate the need for or expenditure of public funds or taxes by a
governmental body, on completion of the estimate;

(6) the name, place of business, and the name of the municipality to
which local sales and use taxes are credited, if any, for the named
person, of a person reporting or paying sales and use taxes under
Chapter 151, Tax Code;

(7) a description of an agency's central and field organizations,
including:

(A) the established places at which the public may obtain information,
submit information or requests, or obtain decisions;

(B) the employees from whom the public may obtain information, submit
information or requests, or obtain decisions;

(C) in the case of a uniformed service, the members from whom the
public may obtain information, submit information or requests, or obtain
decisions; and

(D) the methods by which the public may obtain information, submit
information or requests, or obtain decisions;

(8) a statement of the general course and method by which an agency's
functions are channeled and determined, including the nature and
requirements of all formal and informal policies and procedures;

(9) a rule of procedure, a description of forms available or the places
at which forms may be obtained, and instructions relating to the scope
and content of all papers, reports, or examinations;

(10) a substantive rule of general applicability adopted or issued by
an agency as authorized by law, and a statement of general policy or
interpretation of general applicability formulated and adopted by an
agency;

(11) each amendment, revision, or repeal of information described by
Subdivisions (7)-(10);

(12) final opinions, including concurring and dissenting opinions, and
orders issued in the adjudication of cases;

(13) a policy statement or interpretation that has been adopted or
issued by an agency;

(14) administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect
a member of the public;

(15) information regarded as open to the public under an agency's
policies;

(16) information that is in a bill for attorney's fees and that is not
privileged under the attorney-client privilege;

(17) information that is also contained in a public court record; and

(18) a settlement agreement to which a governmental body is a party.

(b) A court in this state may not order a governmental body or an
officer for public information to withhold from public inspection any
category of public information described by Subsection (a) or to not
produce the category of public information for inspection or
duplication, unless the category of information is confidential under
this chapter or other law.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 1035, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995;
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1319, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1229 (S.B. 602), Sec. 2, eff. September
1, 2011.

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