(A) The committee shall investigate all complaints and may investigate charges.
(B) The committee may request additional information if the information sought is directly relevant to a complaint or charges received by the committee. The committee may request the specific amount of income from a source from any person filing with the committee a financial disclosure statement required under section 102.02 of the Revised Code.
(1) Such information is confidential
(2) A person from whom information is requested under this paragraph shall furnish the information to the committee, unless within fifteen days after the date of the request the person files an action for declaratory judgment challenging the legitimacy of the committee's request in the court of common pleas of his county of residence or employment, or of Franklin county. The required information need not be furnished during the pendency of the judicial proceeding and, except as otherwise provided in section 102.06 of the Revised Code and this chapter, proceedings of the committee in connection with such actions shall be confidential.
(C) The executive director shall report to the committee on each investigation. The report shall include a recommendation for action by the committee.