S.B. No. 175
relating to the calculation of certain deadlines under the public
information law.
       SECTION 1.  Subsection (f), Section 552.263, Government
Code, is amended to read as follows:
       (f)  A requestor who fails to make a deposit or post a bond
required under Subsection (a) before the 10th business day after
the date the deposit or bond is required is considered to have
withdrawn the request for the copy of the public information that
precipitated the requirement of the deposit or bond.
       SECTION 2.  Subsection (a), Section 552.306, Government
Code, is amended to read as follows:
       (a)  Except as provided by Section 552.011, the attorney
general shall promptly render a decision requested under this
subchapter, consistent with the standards of due process,
determining whether the requested information is within one of the
exceptions of Subchapter C. The attorney general shall render the
decision not later than the 45th business [working] day after the
date the attorney general received the request for a decision. If
the attorney general is unable to issue the decision within the
45-day period, the attorney general may extend the period for
issuing the decision by an additional 10 business [working] days by
informing the governmental body and the requestor, during the
original 45-day period, of the reason for the delay.
       SECTION 3.  Subsection (b), Section 552.307, Government
Code, is amended to read as follows:
       (b)  If a decision is not requested under Subsection (a), the
governmental body shall release the information to the person with
a special right of access under Section 552.023 not later than the
10th business day after the date of receiving the request for
       SECTION 4.  The changes in law made by this Act to Sections
552.263, 552.306, and 552.307, Government Code, apply only in
relation to a request for public information that is made under
Chapter 552, Government Code, on or after the effective date of this
       SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
President of the Senate             Speaker of the House
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 175 passed the Senate on
March 14, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
   Secretary of the Senate
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 175 passed the House on
May 17, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, two
present not voting.
   Chief Clerk of the House