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Training Reminder

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office continues to regularly provide three-hour certified public records training. See the current schedule and register now! 

11/3/2021

Legislative Update: Designated Public Service Worker

Under Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43(A)(1)(p) the residential and familial information of a “designated public service worker” is not public record and can be redacted from any records before they are released. Learn more! 

11/3/2021

The Open Meetings Act: An Overview

With the delta variant triggering renewed concerns about COVID-19, public bodies throughout Ohio are again facing some COVID-related decisions.

8/10/2021

Legislative Update

The state’s recently passed biennial budget included some changes to Ohio’s public records law. Some of the changes were within the Public Records Act itself, some are exceptions to the Public Records Act that fall under the “catch-all” exemption under R.C. 149.43(A)(1)(v) and some create a category of public records altogether.  Read on to learn about the new provisions, effective Sept. 30, 2021.

7/27/2021

Open Meetings Update: Now where are we?

In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic persisting, the General Assembly passed House Bill 197 and then H.B. 404, giving public bodies the ability to meet virtually instead of in person, as required by Ohio’s Open Meetings Act (R.C. 121.22). The law change was temporary, however, and we are now back under the “old” law. 

7/27/2021
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