Authors: Senator Carlin Yoder
Requires a city agency (agency) to provide a public record to a member of the city legislative body (member) that requests the record for a legislative purpose either: (1) on the member's own initiative; or (2) at the direction of the city legislative body. Requires the agency to: (1) provide the record without redaction of any confidential information in the record; and (2) designate in writing the information that is confidential information. Allows an agency, at the agency's discretion to: (1) require a member to make a written public records request that states the purpose of the member's request as legislative business; or (2) disclose a record to a member without requiring the member to make a written public records request. Provides that an action to compel agency disclosure or to assess penalties against an agency under the public records act for failure to disclose a record is not available to a member who does not submit a written public records request. Provides that a person who is a member, employee, or staff member of the city legislative body, or an employee or officer of a contractor or subcontractor of an agency, who knowingly or intentionally discloses confidential information to a person other than another member, employee, or staff member of the city legislative body, or an employee or officer of a contractor or subcontractor of an agency, commits a Class A infraction. Provides immunity from criminal and civil liability for unintentional and unknowing disclosure of confidential information in violation of the law and for disclosing information in reliance on a public access counselor opinion. Requires the city executive to provide any information regarding city affairs upon the request of any member of the legislative body. (Current law requires the city executive to provide this information only upon the request of the city legislative body.) Makes a technical correction.