Updates to Juvenile Records Laws

Last year, we were invited to participate in the Juvenile Records Advisory Committee (JRAC), a group composed of prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, court staff, probation officials, and others who are experts in the field of law, especially focused on juveniles in the court system. Our goal was to rewrite Chapter 58 of Texas Family Code,…

Revised Local Schedule GR – Effective April 17, 2016

A new edition of Local Schedule GR – Records Common to All Local Governments – will take effect on April 17, 2016. The revised schedule was published for adoption in the April 8, 2016 issue of the Texas Register. The revised schedule supersedes the 5th edition. The revised 5th edition contains the following changes: GR1075-04…

Proposed Revisions to Local Schedule PS

As part of our effort to maintain up-to-date local government records retention schedules, we are currently working to update Local Schedule PS: Records of Public Safety Agencies. We will be presenting a draft to our Commission at a meeting later this year to begin the Local Schedule approval process, but before we begin the official…

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…

Local Government Records Storage Standards Take Effect April 7, 2015

Standards for the storage of local government records take effect on April 7, 2015. These standards are published as Local Government Bulletin F: Records Storage Standards and are available at this address: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/slrm/recordspubs/lgbullf.html. These standards establish mandatory minimum storage conditions for permanent records and historic court records, and offer optional enhanced conditions for all local…

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…

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Changes to State Agency Retention Schedule Recertification Rules

Effective September 3, 2014, state agencies will be required to submit their records retention schedules for recertification every 5 years instead of every 3 years. To view the amendment to TSLAC’s recertification rules, refer to the August 22nd issue of the Texas Register. In addition to increasing the amount of time between recertification submissions, the…