(A) The attorney general may conduct investigations within or outside this state to determine if a money transmitter or person engaged in a trade or business has failed to file a report required by section 1315.53 of the Revised Code or has engaged or is engaging in an act, practice, or transaction that constitutes a violation of a provision of sections 1315.51 to 1315.55 of the Revised Code.
(B) On request of the attorney general, a money transmitter shall make the money transmitter's books and records available to the attorney general during normal business hours for inspection and examination in connection with an investigation conducted under this section. No person shall purposely fail to comply with this division.
(C) Any record or other document or information obtained by the attorney general pursuant to an investigation conducted under this section is not a public record subject to section 149.43 of the Revised Code and is not subject to disclosure.
(D) This section does not apply to any bank, bank holding company, or affiliate of a bank or bank holding company, that is subject to examination by the comptroller of the currency, the federal reserve, or the federal deposit insurance corporation, or to any savings and loan association, savings and loan holding company, or affiliate of a savings and loan association or savings and loan holding company, that is subject to examination by the office of thrift supervision.
Effective Date: 09-19-1996 .