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Okla. Stat. tit. 51, § 24A.10
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ORA § 24A.10 – Disclosure of Information Voluntarily Supplied

A. Any information, records or other material heretofore voluntarily supplied to any state agency, board or commission shall be subject to full disclosure pursuant to Section 24A.1 et seq. of this title.

B. If disclosure would give an unfair advantage to competitors or bidders, a public body may keep confidential records relating to:

1. Bid specifications for competitive bidding prior to publication by the public body; or

2. Contents of sealed bids prior to the opening of bids by a public body; or

3. Computer programs or software but not data thereon; or

4. Appraisals relating to the sale or acquisition of real estate by a public body prior to award of a contract; or

5. The prospective location of a private business or industry prior to public disclosure of such prospect except for records otherwise open to inspection such as applications for permits or licenses.

C. Except as set forth hereafter, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the technology center school districts, the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, institutions within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, and the Department of Corrections may keep confidential:

1. Business plans, feasibility studies, financing proposals, marketing plans, financial statements or trade secrets submitted by a person or entity seeking economic advice, business development or customized training from such Departments or school districts;

2. Proprietary information of the business submitted to the Department or school districts for the purpose of business development or customized training, and related confidentiality agreements detailing the information or records designated as confidential; and

3. Information compiled by such Departments or school districts in response to those submissions.

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, the technology center school districts, the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, institutions within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, and the Department of Corrections may not keep confidential that submitted information when and to the extent the person or entity submitting the information consents to disclosure.

D. Although they must provide public access to their records, including records of the address, rate paid for services, charges, consumption rates, adjustments to the bill, reasons for adjustment, the name of the person that authorized the adjustment, and payment for each customer, public bodies that provide utility services to the public may keep confidential credit information, credit card numbers, telephone numbers, social security numbers, bank account information for individual customers, and utility supply and utility equipment supply contracts for any industrial customer with a connected electric load in excess of two thousand five hundred (2,500) kilowatts if public access to such contracts would give an unfair advantage to competitors of the customer; provided that, where a public body performs billing or collection services for a utility regulated by the Corporation Commission pursuant to a contractual agreement, any customer or individual payment data obtained or created by the public body in performance of the agreement shall not be a record for purposes of this act.

Historical Data

Laws 1985, SB 276, c. 355, § 10, eff. November 1, 1985; Amended by Laws 1988, HB 1846, c. 187, § 5, emerg. eff. June 6, 1988; Amended by Laws 1996, SB 719, c. 209, § 4, eff. November 1, 1996; Amended by Laws 2004, SB 1108, c. 186, § 1, emerg. eff. May 3, 2004 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2006, HB 2396, c. 18, § 1, eff. November 1, 2006 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2007, HB 1038, c. 6, § 1, eff. November 1, 2007 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2008, HB 2250, c. 284, § 1, eff. November 1, 2008 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2009, SB 285, c. 158, § 1, eff. November 1, 2009 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2010, SB 1351, c. 161, § 1 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2015, SB 23, c. 41, § 1, eff. November 1, 2015 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2018, SB 1153, c. 197, § 1 (superseded document available).

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