Governor Rick Perry's Official Calendar(s) for June 2014

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Texas.
Tracking # 235-14
Status
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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:

A copy of the calendar(s) with events maintained by the Office of Rick Perry and used as reference for the daily agenda of Governor Rick Perry during the month of June 2014. Pursuant to section 1.1.013 of the Texas State Records Retention Schedule, calendars and appointment records are public records and required to be retained.

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

August 1, 2014

Via E-mail
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Ms. Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12688
P.O. Box 5589
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Ms. Lipton:

On July 28, 2014, the Office of the Governor (the "OOG") received your request under the Public Information Act (the "PIA") for the following information:

A copy of the calendar(s) with events maintained by the Office of Rick Perry and used as reference for the daily agenda of Governor Rick Perry during the month of June 2014.

We have compiled the information responsive to your request. The OOG asserts no exceptions to disclosure of most of the information responsive to your request, and we are releasing this information to you. Accordingly, the documents being released are attached to this e-mail.

We believe the remainder of the responsive information is excepted from required disclosure under the PIA and have requested an opinion from the Attorney General's office with respect to the release of this information. Attached is a copy of the correspondence that we sent to the Attorney General's office.

If you have any questions or need additional information, you may contact me at (512) 463-1788.

Sincerely,

Chris Sterner
Assistant General Counsel

Attachments: Responsive information
Correspondence to AG

From: Office of the Governor

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 25, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #235-14.

Thank you for your help.

From: Public Records

Dear Ms. Lipton:

You ask when you can expect to receive a response to your public information request. Please note that I responded to your request on August 1, 2014. At that time, I provided you with all of the responsive information that is not excepted from disclosure under the Public Information Act. Please let me know if you would like me to resend this information to you.

As I noted in my August 1 response, the remainder of the responsive information is excepted from required disclosure under the PIA, and we have requested an opinion from the Attorney General’s office with respect to the release of this information. The Attorney General’s office will generally issue a decision within 45 business days of receiving a request for a decision. The Attorney General’s office will send you a copy of the ruling.

If you have any additional questions, then please call me at 512-463-1788.

Sincerely,

Chris Sterner
Assistant General Counsel

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Sterner,

Thank you for your message. I appreciate your initial response, and I'll follow up again if I don't hear from the Attorney General's office.

Enjoy your day,
Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Office of the Governor

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Public Records

September 26, 2014

Via E-mail
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Ms. Beryl Lipton
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12688
P.O. Box 5589
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Ms. Lipton:

On July 28, 2014, the Office of the Governor (the “OOG”) received your request under the Public Information Act (the “PIA”) for the following information:

A copy of the calendar(s) with events maintained by the Office of Rick Perry and used as reference for the daily agenda of Governor Rick Perry during the month of June 2014.

We have previously provided you with most of the information responsive to your request. As you know, we requested a decision from the Office of the Attorney General as to whether the remaining responsive information is excepted from disclosure under the PIA. The Attorney General has issued letter ruling OR2014-15956, dated September 10, 2014, regarding such request. OR2014-15956 provides that the remaining responsive information is excepted from disclosure under the PIA. As such, no further information will be provided to you in response to your request.

If you have any questions or need additional information, you may contact me at (512) 463‑1788.

Sincerely,

Chris Sterner
Assistant General Counsel

Attachment: AG ruling

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