A minor panic is setting in statewide among public officials over an update to the Texas Open Records act that takes effect September first.
The new law says any public official who texts about public business now has to save the text messages for at least two years. Its application is what has so many worried. The new law applies to utility workers, police officers, clerks, park employees, virtually anyone who gets a public paycheck.
What is more, the law does not differentiate between publically issued phones and iPads and private devices if the public official is texting about public business.
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