(A) The tax commissioner shall adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that, except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, require that any search of any of the databases of the department of taxation be tracked so that administrators of the database or investigators can identify each account holder who conducted a search of the database.
(B) The rules adopted under division (A) of this section shall not require the tracking of any search of any of the databases of the department conducted by an account holder in any of the following circumstances:
(1) The search occurs as a result of research performed for official agency purposes, routine office procedures, or incidental contact with the information, unless the search is specifically directed toward a specifially named individual or a group of specifically named individuals.
(2) The search is for information about an individual, and it is performed as a result of a request by that individual for information about that individual.
Effective Date: 2008 HB648 04-07-2009 .