Indiana Code Title 5. State and Local Administration § 5-14-3-3.5

Sec. 3.5 . (a) As used in this section, “state agency” has the meaning set forth in IC 4-13-1-1 .  The term does not include the office of the following elected state officials:

(1) Secretary of state.

(2) Auditor.

(3) Treasurer.

(4) Attorney general.

(5) Superintendent of public instruction.  This subdivision does not apply after January 10, 2025.

However, each state office described in subdivisions (1) through (5) and the judicial department of state government may use the computer gateway administered by the office of technology established by IC 4-13.1-2-1 , subject to the requirements of this section.

(b) As an additional means of inspecting and copying public records, a state agency may provide enhanced access to public records maintained by the state agency.

(c) If the state agency has entered into a contract with a third party under which the state agency provides enhanced access to the person through the third party's computer gateway or otherwise, all of the following apply to the contract:

(1) The contract between the state agency and the third party must provide for the protection of public records in accordance with subsection (d).

(2) The contract between the state agency and the third party may provide for the payment of a reasonable fee to the state agency by either:

(A) the third party;  or

(B) the person.

(d) A contract required by this section must provide that the person and the third party will not engage in the following:

(1) Unauthorized enhanced access to public records.

(2) Unauthorized alteration of public records.

(3) Disclosure of confidential public records.

(e) A state agency shall provide enhanced access to public records only through the computer gateway administered by the office of technology.


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