TITLE 1. ADMINISTRATION

PART 3. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

CHAPTER 63. PUBLIC INFORMATION

SUBCHAPTER C. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL OPEN RECORDS DECISION

1 TAC §63.21

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Open Records Division, adopts an amendment to §63.21, of Title 1 of the Administrative Code, without changes as published in the July 22, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 5285), and the amended rule will not be republished.

Subsection 402.006(d) of the Government Code authorized the creation of a nonrefundable administrative convenience fee for the electronic submission of documents to the attorney general. Pursuant to H.B. 2866, 82nd Regular Session (2011), subsection 402.006(d) expired on September 1, 2015. Accordingly, the references to the nonrefundable fee in the OAG rules are no longer applicable. This amendment removes the corresponding language in §63.21 and renumbers the remaining subsections of §63.21. In addition, a grammatical error is corrected in the current subsection 63.21(a)(4).

The OAG will collect fees in accordance with the remaining portions of §63.21 and the Government Code.

No comments were received regarding amendment of this rule.

This amendment is adopted to address the expiration of subsection 402.006(d) of the Government Code. Subsection 402.006(d) expired on September 1, 2015. The remaining portions of §63.21 are authorized by section 552.011 of the Government Code.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on January 6, 2017.

TRD-201700076

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Effective date: January 26, 2017

Proposal publication date: July 22, 2016

For further information, please call: (512) 475-3210


1 TAC §63.24

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Open Records Division, adopts the repeal of §63.24, of Title 1 of the Administrative Code, without changes to the proposed repeal as published in the July 22, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 5285).

Subsection 402.006(d) of the Government Code authorized the creation of a nonrefundable administrative convenience fee for the electronic submission of documents to the attorney general. Pursuant to H.B. 2866, 82nd Regular Session (2011), subsection 402.006(d) expired on September 1, 2015. Accordingly, the references to the nonrefundable fee in the OAG rules are no longer applicable. This adoption removes the OAG rule referencing a nonrefundable administrative convenience fee.

The OAG has not and will not charge a nonrefundable administrative convenience fee for the electronic submission of documents.

No comments were received regarding repeal of the rule.

This repeal is adopted to address the expiration of subsection 402.006(d) of the Government Code. Subsection 402.006(d) expired on September 1, 2015.

No other code, article or statute is affected by this adoption.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on January 6, 2017.

TRD-201700073

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Effective date: January 26, 2017

Proposal publication date: July 22, 2016

For further information, please call: (512) 475-3210