Texas Attorney General Open Records Letter Ruling: OR2000-0376 Page: Page1
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F 2POSITORY LUBRARY NO. 610
OCT 0 2 2000
Mr. Steven D. Monte VARSITY OF TEXAS PAN AMERICAN
Assistant City Attorney S TrTXAS 7A 2R
Criminal Law and Police Division
City of Dallas
2014 Main Street, Room 206
Dallas, Texas 75201
Dear Mr. Monte:
You have asked whether certain information is subject to required public disclosure under
the Public Information Act, chapter 552 of the Government Code. Your request was
assigned ID# 133540.
You assert that the requested information is excepted from disclosure based on section
552.101 of the Government Code in conjunction with section 58.007 of the Family Code.
Section 552.101 of the Government Code excepts from disclosure "information considered
to be confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision." Section
552.101 encompasses confidentiality provisions such as Family Code section 58.007.
Juvenile law enforcement records relating to conduct that occurred on or after
September 1, 1997 are confidential under section 58.007. The relevant language of section
58.007(c) reads as follows:
(c) Except as provided by Subsection (d), law enforcement records and files
concerning a child and information stored, by electronic means or otherwise,
concerning the child from which a record or file could be generated may not
be disclosed to the public and shall be:
(1) if maintained on paper or microfilm, kept separate from adult files
(2) if maintained electronically in the same computer system as records
or files relating to adults, be accessible under controls that are separate
and distinct from controls to access electronic data concerning adults; and
POST OFFiCE Box 12548, AusTIN, TEXAS 7871 1-2548 TEL: (512)463-2100 WEB: WWW.OAG.STATE.TX.US
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Open Records Letter Ruling: OR2000-0376, letter, February 3, 2000; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth640825/m1/1/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.