128.60 Service providers to supply information; confidentiality.

(A)

(1) A telephone company, the state highway patrol as described in division (J) of section 128.03 of the Revised Code, and each subdivision or regional council of governments operating one or more public safety answering points for a countywide system providing wireless 9-1-1, shall provide the steering committee and the tax commissioner with such information as the steering committee and tax commissioner request for the purposes of carrying out their duties under this chapter, including, but not limited to, duties regarding the collection of the wireless 9-1-1 charges imposed under section 128.42 of the Revised Code.

(2) A wireless service provider shall provide an official, employee, agent, or representative of a subdivision or regional council of governments operating a public safety answering point, or of the state highway patrol as described in division (J) of section 128.03 of the Revised Code, with such technical, service, and location information as the official, employee, agent, or representative requests for the purpose of providing wireless 9-1-1.

(3) A subdivision or regional council of governments operating one or more public safety answering points of a 9-1-1 system, and a telephone company, shall provide to the steering committee such information as the steering committee requires for the purpose of carrying out its duties under Chapter 128. of the Revised Code.

(B)

(1) Any information provided under division (A) of this section that consists of trade secrets as defined in section 1333.61 of the Revised Code or of information regarding the customers, revenues, expenses, or network information of a telephone company shall be confidential and does not constitute a public record for the purpose of section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

(2) The steering committee, tax commissioner, and any official, employee, agent, or representative of the steering committee, of the tax commissioner, of the state highway patrol as described in division (J) of section 128.03 of the Revised Code, or of a subdivision or regional council of governments operating a public safety answering point, while acting or claiming to act in the capacity of the steering committee or tax commissioner or such official, employee, agent, or representative, shall not disclose any information provided under division (A) of this section regarding a telephone company's customers, revenues, expenses, or network information. Nothing in division (B)(2) of this section precludes any such information from being aggregated and included in any report of the steering committee, tax commissioner, or any official, employee, agent, or representative of the steering committee or tax commissioner, provided the aggregated information does not identify the number of any particular company's customers or the amount of its revenues or expenses or identify a particular company as to any network information.

History. Renumbered and amended from § 5507.60 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Renumbered from § 4931.66 and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.166, HB 360, §1, eff. 12/20/2012.