Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes to the Schedules

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently published revised editions of 4 local retention schedules concerning juvenile records retention: CC/Records of County Clerks, DC/Records of District Clerks, LC/Records of Lower Courts, and PS/Records of Public Safety (see previous blog post). Below, find a TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) abridged list of the changes. Court…

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…

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…

Local Schedules CC, DC, LC, and PS Released

The following local government records retention schedules went into effect on August 14, 2011. To download the new schedules as PDF documents, click on the links below. They are also available on our website at Local Retention Schedules. Local Schedule CC, 3rd Edition (Records of County Clerk) Local Schedule DC, 3rd Edition (Records of District…