Sec. 323.014: Computer Access, Information, and Use

(a) The council shall consider each application for direct access to a computer under its control in which confidential information is stored or processed or that is connected with another computer in which confidential information is stored or processed and solely shall determine whether or not to permit direct access by the applicant. Direct access to such a computer may not be permitted unless protection of confidential information is ensured.

(b) If public information of the council is stored in a computer-readable form, the council has exclusive authority to determine the form in which the information will be reproduced for the requestor of the information.

(c) Notwithstanding Subchapter F, Chapter 552, the council has exclusive authority to determine the charge for direct access to a computer under its control and the charge for information reproduced for a requestor.

(d) The council may consider the needs of persons with disabilities when making decisions regarding the formats in which information is made available under this chapter.

Comments

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 167, Sec. 2.11(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(95), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 877, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.