The Public Information Act
Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer’s agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.
Rights of Requestors
You have the right to:
Responsibilities of Governmental Bodies
All governmental bodies responding to information requests have the responsibility to:
Procedures to Obtain Information:
A. Information to be released
B. Cost of Records
C. Information that may be withheld due to an exception
1. Request an Attorney General opinion and state which exceptions apply;
2. Notify the requestor of the referral to the Attorney General; and
3. Notify third parties if the request involves their proprietary information.
To request information from this governmental body:
You may send your request…
By mail to: State Pension Review Board | P.O. Box 13498 | Austin, TX 78711-3498
By e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax to: (512) 463-1882
In person at: 300 W. 15th Street, Suite 406, Austin, TX 78701
For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact your local County or District Attorney. You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 1-877-673-6839.For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the Office of the Attorney General at 512-478-6736. If you need special accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), please call (512) 463-1736 or Toll Free (800) 213-9425.