This week is Sunshine Week, which is a national initiative to educate the public about the importance of open government. To help you in your roles as public officials, OSBA offers the following resources on the Ohio Public Records and Open Meetings Acts:
- Five fast facts: Sunshine Law
- Five fast facts: Public Records
- OSBA fact sheet: Understanding Ohio’s Sunshine Law
- Sunshine Law for Schools
The Ohio Attorney General’s (AG) Office also recently announced the release of the 2019 edition of the Sunshine Laws Manual, which provides information for public officials and the public on the Ohio Public Records and Open Meetings Acts. The AG’s office also partners with the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office to offer free regional trainings on the Sunshine Law throughout the year. A list of upcoming trainings can be found online at: https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Legal/Sunshine-Laws/Sunshine-Law-Training. A full-length version of the training is available online as well.
If you have general questions about either Ohio’s Public Records or Open Meetings Acts, please contact OSBA’s division of legal services at 855-OSBA-Law.