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Short Title

Creates alternative remedy for public records denials 
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Long Title To amend sections 149.43, 149.433, 2323.52, 2743.03, 2746.04, and 3333.0412 and to enact section 2743.75 of the Revised Code to create a procedure within the Court of Claims to hear complaints alleging a denial of access to public records, to modify the circumstances under which a person who files a mandamus action seeking the release of public records may be awarded court costs and attorney's fees, to expand the infrastructure record exemption under Public Records Law, and to generally protect a private, nonprofit institution of higher education from liability for a breach of confidentiality or other claim that arises from the institution's disclosure of public records.


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Effective Date

September 28, 2016


House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee

Primary Sponsors

Keith Faber


Ron Amstutz
Marlene Anielski
Steven Arndt
Terry Boose
Tim W. Brown
Jim Buchy
Michael F. Curtin
Mike Dovilla
Mike Duffey
Teresa Fedor
Doug Green
Michael Henne
Michele Lepore-Hagan
Nathan H. Manning
Michael J. O'Brien
John Patterson
John M. Rogers
Tim Schaffer
Michael Sheehy
Ryan Smith
Robert Sprague
Fred Strahorn
Martin J. Sweeney
Andy Thompson
Kevin Bacon
Troy Balderson
Bill Beagle
Edna Brown
Dave Burke
Bill Coley
John Eklund
Randy Gardner
Bob D. Hackett
Cliff Hite
Jay Hottinger
Jim Hughes
Shannon Jones
Kris Jordan
Frank LaRose
Peggy Lehner
Gayle Manning
Larry Obhof
Scott Oelslager
Tom Patton
Bob Peterson
Tom Sawyer
Joe Schiavoni
Bill Seitz
Michael J. Skindell
Charleta B. Tavares
Cecil Thomas
Joe Uecker
Sandra R. Williams
Kenny Yuko
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