Sen. Bev Gard, R-Greenfield, introduced this bill to give Superior and Circuit Court judges the power to issue a civil penalty up to $1,000 for intentional violations of the Open Door Law or Access to Public Records Act. The bill is assigned to Senate Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters Committee, chaired by Sen. David Long, R-Fort Wayne.

Update (4/18/05): Bill died for lack of a committee hearing in the Senate.

For a full version of the bill online, click here.