1987-1988 Texas Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1987-1988)

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OF TEXAS
January 16, 1987
JIMn MATTOX
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Honorable Jim Bob Darnell           Open Records Decision No. 455
Criminal District Attorney
P. 0. Box 10536                     Re: Construction of sections 3(a)
Lubbock, Texas   79408               (17) and 3A of the Open    Records
Act, article 6252-17a, V.T.C.S.,
Robert Bernstein, M.D.              and related questions
Commissioner
Texas Department of Health
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas   7b756
Mr. Robert A. Schulman
Attorney at Law
P. 0. Box 9307
San Antonio, Texas   78204
Gentlemen:
The Sixty-ninth Legislature amended section 3(a)(17) of the Open
Records Act, article 6252-17a, V.T.C.S., and added section 3A to the
act.  Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 750, at 2575.       In pertinent part,
section 3(a)(17) of article 6252-17a now excepts from required public
disclosure
the home addresses and home telephone numbers of
each official and employee of a governmental body
except as otherwise provided by Section 3A of this
Act. . . . (Emphasis added).
Section 3A of article 6252-17a provides:
(a) An employee hired by a governmental body,
and each official of the governmental body, shall
choose whether or not to allow public access to
the information in the custody of the governmental
body relating to the official's or employee's home
address and home telephone number. Each official
and employee shall state that person's choice to
the main personnel officer of the governmental
body in a signed writing not later than the 14th
day after the date on which the employee begins
the employment with the governmental body, or
the official is elected or appointed.       If the

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