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John Cornyn

March 16, 1999

Mr. J. Robert Giddings
The University of Texas System
201 West Seventh Street
Austin, Texas 78701-2981


Dear Mr. Giddings:

You ask whether certain information is subject to required public disclosure under the Texas Open Records Act (the "act"), chapter 552 of the Government Code. Your request was assigned ID# 122806.

The University of Texas System (the "system") received an open records request for "all electronic records, files and entries concerning 'Lisson' and/or 'Initiate,' including audit trails, histories, reports and generation of commands to add or delete information, since 1993." You advise that the information responsive to this request, with the exception of "the enclosed e-mail transmitting this request to this office," is the same information that was the subject of a previous ruling by this office, Open Records Letter No. 98-2631 (1998). You make no argument for withholding the referenced e-mail, and we assume you do not seek to withhold it. Because this office has previously ruled on the other information at issue, we need not further address the public nature of this information at this time. See Gov't Code 552.301(a).(1)

If you have questions about this letter, please contact our office.


William Walker
Assistant Attorney General
Open Records Division


Ref:: ID# 122806

Enclosures: Submitted documents

cc: Mr. Steve Lisson
P.O. Box 2013
Austin, Texas 78768-2013
(w/o enclosures)



1. You advise that some of the requested information may require programming or manipulation of data. Please note that section 552.231 of the act sets out procedures for advising the requestor of estimated costs and delays in such instances.

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