Body Camera Videos for Local Governments 101

  Senate Bill 158 (S.B. 158) took effect on September 1st of this year. This law amends Chapter 1701, subchapter N of the Occupations Code and authorizes Texas law enforcement agencies to apply for grants to help cover the costs of implementing a body camera program. Additionally, the law addresses some retention requirements for the video…

Proposed Revisions to Local Schedule GR- Public Comment Period

Public comments are now being accepted for proposed changes to Local Schedule GR.  The proposed changes were published in the May 1 issue of the Texas Register.  To view the proposed changes click here. The copy of the schedule posted in the Texas Register is a clean version of the schedule and does not show…

Proposed Revisions to Local Schedule GR

As part of our effort to maintain up-to-date local government records retention schedules, we are currently working to update Local Schedule GR.  We will be presenting a draft to our Commission at their February meeting as the first step in our Local Schedule approval process, but before we begin the official update process we would…

e-Records Conference 2014: Streamlining with SharePoint

This is the first post of a multi-part recap of the 2014 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are coming soon to the e-Records 2014 website. By Bret Adams, Government Information Analyst Okay, so if you didn’t attend e-Records 2014 — or if you happened to succumb to the common afternoon tendency to…

Greatest Hits Webinars: Records Retention 101

Do you know how to read a records retention schedule? Maybe you know that your records need to be kept for a certain amount of time, but you don’t know how to go about finding out how long. Or perhaps you are a Records Management Officer that knows of some employees that would benefit from…

New law affecting Texas court records

By Michael Reagor, Government Information Analyst On Monday, May 30, 2011 the Governor signed into law House Bill 1559.  This law has a direct impact on records management in the state of Texas, so we wanted to take a moment to discuss the new law and how it might affect your government.  We’ve already received…