Anti-BDS Law in Texas

Alex Kane filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Texas.
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From: Alex Kane

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any organized group's communications to Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Luis Saenz, Matt Hirsch, Jordan Hale, Tommy Williams, John Colyandro, Sarah Hicks, Jeff Oldham and Bryan Daniel that mention the words "BDS" or "HB 89" between May 5, 2017-May 1, 2019.

This request is limited to communications between organizations, lobby groups and non-profits. It is not a request for constituent communications.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.


Alex Kane

From: Office of the Governor

May 15, 2019

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RE: OOG PIR # 168-19

Mr. Kane:

This email is in response to your public information request to the Office of the Governor ("OOG"), received by the OOG on May 1, 2019. A copy of your request follows this email.

The OOG has reviewed its files and has located information responsive to your request, some of which is attached. The OOG asserts the remaining responsive information is or may be excepted from required disclosure under the Public Information Act. The OOG has requested a ruling from the Open Records Division of the Office of the Attorney General pursuant to Government Code ยง 552.301. A copy of the OOG's brief submitted to the Open Records Division is attached.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 512-463-1750 or<>.

Thank you,

Joseph Behnke
Assistant General Counsel
Office of Governor Greg Abbott