This training seminar is in accordance with §109.43 of the Ohio Revised Code requiring Sunshine Law Training for all elected officials and/or their appropriate designees. The law directs them to obtain certification for each of their elected terms. This seminar satisfies the mandatory CPRT training requirement.
There will be an in-depth examination of the responsibilities of elected officials and public offices, along with a review of the rights of the public records requester. The Public Records Act, Open Meetings Act and Records Retention will be discussed, including but not limited to:
- new changes in the laws;
- requirements to conduct proper open meetings, executive sessions, and keep and maintain minutes;
- the requirement that records be maintained in a manner in which a public office must comply with a public records request;
- the remedies and penalties that may be imposed for failure to comply; and
- key definitions, exemptions, practical compliance with a public records request, enforcement and penalties, and the roles of the Attorney General’s Office and the Auditor of State.
Participants are required to attend for the entire three hours. There will be one 15-minute break. Partial credit will not be awarded for this webinar.
Attendance requirements will be set for this training. Attendees who do not meet the attendance requirements will not be awarded a certificate of completion.
This webinar will not be available as an on-demand training following the event. It will be presented as a live virtual training only.
Currently seeking CLE approval from the Ohio Supreme Court. If you are an attorney seeking CLE credit, you must enter your attorney number during the registration process.
Questions? Contact the AOS Training Department atAOSTraining@ohioauditor.gov.