DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Penalties imposed by public access counselor. Establishes an education fund to fund programs to train public officials and educate the public on the rights of the public and the responsibilities of public agencies under the public access laws. Allows the public access counselor to assess civil penalties against a public agency for violating the public records law. Requires any civil penalties collected to be deposited in the education fund. Allows the public access counselor to obtain an administrative subpoena to compel production of public records denied by a public agency, if the public access counselor determines that the records were wrongfully withheld.