(A) If any person violates this chapter or a rule adopted thereunder, the attorney general has a cause of action to restrain the violation. Such an action is a civil action, governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure. Upon receiving a request from the commission or the executive director, the attorney general shall commence and prosecute such an action to completion. The court shall give priority to such an action over all other civil actions. Such an action does not preclude an administrative or criminal proceeding on the same facts.
(B) The attorney general may enter into agreements with any state or local law enforcement agency to carry out its duties.
(C) A sheriff, chief of police, and prosecuting attorney shall furnish to the commission, on prescribed forms, all information obtained during the course of any substantial investigation or prosecution if it appears a violation of this chapter has occurred. Any such information is not a public record, as defined in section 149.43 of the Revised Code, until such information would otherwise become a public record.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.38,HB 519, §1, eff. 9/10/2010.