(A) Financial and proprietary information, including trade secrets, submitted by or on behalf of an employer to a port authority or to a nonprofit corporation engaged by contract to provide economic development services for a port authority, in connection with the relocation, location, expansion, improvement, or preservation of the business of that employer is not a public record subject to section 149.43 of the Revised Code. Any other information submitted by such an employer under such circumstances is not a public record subject to section 149.43 of the Revised Code until that employer commits in writing to proceed with the relocation, location, expansion, improvement, or preservation.
(B) Notwithstanding section 121.22 of the Revised Code, the board of directors of a port authority and the board of trustees of a nonprofit corporation described in division (A) of this section, and any committee or subcommittee of either, when considering information that is not a public record under this section, may close any meeting during the consideration of that information pursuant to a vote of a majority of the members present on a motion stating that such information is to be considered. No other matters shall be considered during the closed session.
Effective Date: 05-17-2000