S.B. No. 623
relating to the authorized charges for providing a copy of public
information requested under the public information law.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 552.263, Government Code, is amended by
amending Subsection (e) and adding Subsection (f) to read as
(e) For purposes of Subchapters F and G [
Subchapter E], a
request for a copy of public information is considered to have been
received by a governmental body on the date the governmental body
receives the deposit or bond for payment of anticipated costs or
unpaid amounts if the governmental body's officer for public
information or the officer's agent requires a deposit or bond in
accordance with this section.
(f) A requestor who fails to make a deposit or post a bond
required under Subsection (a) before the 10th day after the date the
deposit or bond is required is considered to have withdrawn the
request for the copy of the public information that precipitated
the requirement of the deposit or bond.
SECTION 2. The changes in law made by this Act to Section
552.263, Government Code, apply only to a subsequent request for a
copy of public information that is made under Chapter 552 of that
code on or after the effective date of this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 623 passed the Senate on
May 10, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that the
Senate concurred in House amendment on May 27, 2005, by the
following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 623 passed the House, with
amendment, on May 25, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House