An Act to provide for the enforcement of criminal penalties for knowingly refusing to cooperate with the transparency laws of the Kingdom of Scone.
BE IT ENACTED by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords and Burgesses in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
I. SHORT TITLE
This act may be cited for all purposes as “Transparency Enforcement Act 2023”
II. CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO NOT COOPERATE WITH ICO
It shall be a Class B felony for any citizen of the Kingdom to refuse or fail to provide information requested by the Information Commissioner in regards to a lawful request made under the Information Commissioners and Accessibility Act 2019, except as defined under Section III.
a. No person may be criminally convicted for failing to provide information requested by the Information Commissioner if the Defendant filed an appeal to the Court of Common Pleas, or to any other Court, within 10 days of the request challenging the legality of the request while this matter is under consideration of a Court.
b. This exemption shall cease to apply 10 days after any ruling of the Court of Common Pleas, unless an appeal has been filed, in which case it shall cease to apply 10 days after any final appeal order that may be issued.
This legislation and all the provisions therein shall come into force upon receiving Royal Assent.