2013 Texas Public Information Act Log

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Texas.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

The log of all requests made to the Office of the Governor of Texas during the year 2013.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Lipton:

Good afternoon. My name is Chris Sterner, and I handle public information requests for the Office of the Governor. I have received your request for a log of all requests made to the Office of the Governor during 2013. I am taking care of your request.

Our office has compiled the information responsive to your request, and I am currently preparing it for release to you. Please note that the responsive log includes two public information requests in which the requestors included confidential personal medical information within the requests. We are prohibited by law from releasing this personal medical information to you. Normally, our office must request a ruling from the Attorney General’s office to withhold such information. However, if you give us permission to exclude the personal medical information, we can simply redact the confidential information from those two requests and release the remaining information to you. Please note that this would not preclude you from requesting this or other information in the future.

If you agree to give us permission to redact the personal medical information, you may simply reply to this e-mail or call me at 512-463-1788. You may also call me if you have any questions. Thank you, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Chris Sterner
Assistant General Counsel
Office of Texas Governor Rick Perry

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Sterner,

Thank you for your response. Redaction of the personal medical information is completely fine, and I appreciate the heads up.

Best,
Beryl

From: Public Records

May 21, 2014

Via E-mail

Ms. Beryl Lipton
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms. Lipton:

On May 14, 2014, the Office of the Governor received your request under the Public Information Act (the “PIA”) for the following information:

The log of all requests made to the Office of the Governor of Texas during the year 2013.

We have compiled the information responsive to your request. Our office asserts no discretionary exceptions to release of this information. Accordingly, the information responsive to your request is attached to this e-mail. Please note that the responsive information is being provided to you in accordance with your permission to redact personal medical information. Additionally, please note that pursuant to Open Records Decision No. 684 and section 552.137 of the PIA, we have redacted e-mail addresses contained in the information being provided to you. If you have any questions or need additional information, you may contact me at (512) 463‑1788.

Sincerely,

Chris Sterner
Assistant General Counsel

Attachment: Responsive information

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