|(a) Charges for Copies of Public Records. The charges
to any person requesting reproductions of any readily available record
of the Texas Lottery Commission will be the charges established by
rule by the Office of the Attorney General in accordance with the
Texas Government Code Chapter 552, Subchapter F.
(1) Pursuant to Texas Government Code §552.275,
the Commission has established a limit of 36 hours per fiscal year
as the maximum amount of time agency personnel are required to spend
producing public information for inspection or duplication by a requestor,
or providing copies of public information to a requestor, without
the agency recovering costs attributable to that personnel time.
(2) The agency will provide each requestor a written
statement of the amount of personnel time spent complying with each
request for public information from the requestor and the cumulative
amount of time spent complying with requests for public information
from the requestor during the fiscal year. Subject to the provisions
of §552.275, when the 36-hour limit is met or exceeded, the agency
will require a requestor to pay costs attributable to cost of materials,
overhead, and personnel time necessary to comply with the request.
(b) The agency may furnish public records without charge
or at a reduced charge if the agency determines that waiver or reduction
of the fees is in the public interest.
(c) Open Records Requests. The following guidelines
apply to requests for records under the Public Information Act, Texas
Government Code, Chapter 552.
(1) Requests must be in writing and reasonably identify
the records requested. All requests must be submitted to the agency's
Public Information Coordinator by one of the methods indicated on
the agency's website.
(2) Records access will be by appointment only.
(3) Records access is available only during the regular
business hours of the agency.
(4) Generally, unless confidential information is involved,
review may be by physical access or by duplication, at the requestor's
option. Any person, however, whose request would be unduly disruptive
to the ongoing business of the office may be denied physical access
and will only be provided the option of receiving copies.
(5) When the safety of any public record is at issue,
physical access may be denied, and the records will be provided by
duplication as previously described.
(6) Confidential files will not be made available for
inspection or for duplication except under certain circumstances,
e.g., court order.
(7) All open records requests appointments will be
referred to the agency's Public Information Coordinator before complying
with a request.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §403.101 adopted to be effective February 17, 1995, 20 TexReg 642; amended to be effective December 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 9609; amended to be effective October 31, 2019, 44 TexReg 6368