Due to the increasingly frequent cases of non-up-to-date and careless attitude of public authorities towards the obligations they have towards the Commissioner compliant with the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, which relate to the timely delivery of all necessary evidence for decision-making in the appeal proceedings, and the usually late response of the authorities only after making a binding, final and enforceable decision of the Commissioner and hence requesting the annulment of the already made decision, the Commissioner warns the public authorities that they are obliged to submit all evidence to the Commissioner within the time limit indicated in its order for the pleading on the appeal, including return receipts and delivery notes as proof of the delivery of the Act to the information seeker, i.e. before deciding on the appeal. Evidence submitted after the adoption of the final, enforceable, and binding decision of the Commissioner cannot be taken into account concerning the adopted decision.
The Commissioner warns the public authorities explicitly that the opposite action, i.e. the untimely authorities' response regarding the Commissioner's orders, can lead to a decision's finding that the appeal is founded and, consequently, to very high appeal proceedings costs for the appellant's representation by a lawyer, and also to misdemeanor liability and misdemeanor prosecution of responsible and authorized persons in public authorities.