1321.48 Reports by superintendent - confidentiality of information.

(A) The superintendent of financial institutions shall report semiannually to the governor and the general assembly on the operations of the division of financial institutions with respect to the following:

(1) Enforcement actions instituted by the superintendent for a violation of or failure to comply with any provision of sections 1321.35 to 1321.48 of the Revised Code, and the final dispositions of each such enforcement action;

(2) Suspensions, revocations, or refusals to issue or renew licenses under sections 1321.35 to 1321.48 of the Revised Code.

(B) The information required under divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section does not include information that, pursuant to division (C) of this section, is confidential.

(C) The following information is confidential:

(1) Examination information, and any information leading to or arising from an examination;

(2) Investigation information, and any information arising from or leading to an investigation.

(D) The information described in division (A)(1) of this section shall remain confidential for all purposes except when it is necessary for the superintendent to take official action regarding the affairs of a licensee, or in connection with criminal or civil proceedings to be initiated by a prosecuting attorney or the attorney general. This information also may be introduced into evidence or disclosed when, and in the manner, authorized by section 1181.25 of the Revised Code.

(E) All application information, except social security numbers, employer identification numbers, financial account numbers, the identity of the institution where financial accounts are maintained, personal financial information, fingerprint cards and the information contained on such cards, and criminal background information, is a public record as defined in section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

(F) This section does not prevent the division from releasing information relating to licensees to the attorney general for purposes of that office's administration of Chapter 1345. of the Revised Code. Information the division releases to the attorney general pursuant to this section remains privileged and confidential, and the attorney general may not disclose the information except by introduction into evidence in connection with the attorney general's administration of Chapter 1345. of the Revised Code or as authorized by the superintendent.

Effective Date: 2008 HB545 09-01-2008