Changes in Texas open government law

From Mondaq: Governmental entities in Texas, and the companies that transact with them, should be aware of new changes in Texas “open government” law that may affect how they do business. On September 1, 2013, changes in state law became effective that are intended to make Texas “open government” law more open. These changes affect the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) and the obligations of public officials, employees and private companies to comply with Texas open records law.


Records of a private entity under contract with the State are subject to open records laws, to the extent the records are considered public information.


The definition of media containing public information has been updated to include a variety of electronic communications.

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