Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 204.004
Standards and Procedures


The commission shall adopt rules on or before April 1, 1990, establishing standards and procedures for the microfilming of local government records. The rules must be approved as required by Section 441.165, Government Code.


The rules must prescribe:


standards for film quality, resolution, density, definition, and chemical stability;


tests and other methods of inspection required to establish that prescribed standards have been met;


procedures for verifying that records have been filmed accurately;


procedures for the certification of microfilmed records;


standards for the use of editorial and technical targets on microfilm;


standards for the production of use copies from and the storage of master microfilm negatives;


procedures for the labeling and indexing of microfilmed records;


procedures establishing the manner in which court case papers must be filmed;


procedures for the expunction of criminal records on microfilm pursuant to court order;


standards for computer-output microfilm; and


standards for providing access by the members of the public to records on microfilm to which they are entitled under law.


In rules adopted under this section, the commission may establish differing standards and procedures for the microfilming of:


any permanent record;


any record of a municipal, justice, county, or district court; or


any record to which access is restricted under Chapter 552 (Public Information), Government Code, or other state law.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1248, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(90), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Source: Section 204.004 — Standards and Procedures, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­204.­htm#204.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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