Under the Public Information Act, some categories of information do not have to be released. Mandatory exceptions make information confidential and require a governmental body to withhold information. Discretionary exceptions allow but do not require a governmental body to withhold information. You may find information about mandatory and discretionary exceptions HERE.
In most instances, a governmental body is required to request a decision from the Attorney General in order to withhold information from a requestor. However, a requestor may permit a governmental body to redact information without requesting an Attorney General decision. You are not required to agree to the redaction of any information responsive to your request, but doing so may streamline the handling of your request. If you agree to redactions in this request, then you may request the redacted information in a future information request.
Please Note: If the information requested is unclear or if a large amount of information is requested you may be contacted to discuss clarifying or narrowing your request. There may be charges associated with production of the requested information. You may find more information regarding the charges under the Public Information Act at http://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/open-government/governmental-bodies/charges-public-information.
For guidance regarding your rights as a requestor and the public information procedures adopted by this governmental body, you may review the governmental body’s notice required under Section 552.205 of the Government Code. You can find additional Public Information Act resources on the Office of the Attorney General's website at http://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/open-government.