2020 Indiana Code
Title 23. Business and Other Associations
Article 2. Securities and Franchises
Chapter 2.5. Franchises
23-2-2.5-48. Public Records; Inspection; Disclosure or Use of Information Restricted; Copies; Destruction

Universal Citation: IN Code § 23-2-2.5-48 (2020)

Sec. 48. (a) All registration notification forms, registration renewal forms, applications to amend registrations, reports, and other papers and documents filed with the commissioner under this chapter shall be open to public inspection. The commissioner may publish any information filed with or obtained by the commissioner. No provision of this chapter authorizes the commissioner or any of the commissioner's assistants, clerks, or deputies to disclose any information withheld from public inspection except among themselves or when necessary or appropriate in a proceeding or investigation under this chapter or to other federal or state regulatory agencies. No provision of this chapter either creates or derogates from any privilege which exists at common law or otherwise when documentary or other evidence is sought under a subpoena directed to the commissioner or any of the commissioner's assistants, clerks, or deputies.

(b) It is unlawful for the commissioner or any of the commissioner's assistants, clerks, or deputies to use for personal benefit any information which is filed with or obtained by the commissioner and which is not then generally available to the public.

(c) Upon request, and at such reasonable charges as the commissioner prescribes by rule, the commissioner shall furnish to any person photostatic or other copies (certified by the commissioner if certification is requested) of any document which is retained as a matter of public record, except that the commissioner shall not charge or collect any fee for photostatic or other copies of any document furnished to public officers for use in their official capacity.

(d) The commissioner may destroy any registration notification forms, together with the files and folders, as useless or obsolete, four (4) years after the date of registration; provided that a permanent record shall be maintained of any disciplinary action taken by the commissioner and of all orders issued under this chapter.

(e) Copies on microfilm or in other form which may be retained by the commissioner of any records destroyed under this section shall be accepted for all purposes as equivalent to the original when certified by the commissioner.

Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.262, SEC.1. As amended by P.L.168-2001, SEC.15.

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