~ stronger public records access in Ohio ~

The Ohio Attorney General, Jim Petro, is making a case before the Ohio legislature for strengthening the training for agencies responding to public records act requests.

Under the bill, a public office could not require a person to give identification or motivation before receiving a public document. Public offices would pay a $250 fine per day if a requestor files a successful legal action challenging access to documents.
Petro endorsed the bill’s requirement that all elected officials get biannual training on public records law.

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