Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, all branches of government, and all agencies, departments, quasi-state agencies or entities of the commonwealth required by law to file annual, semiannual, quarterly or financial reports shall make any such report available online in searchable format and shall provide an electronic copy of the report to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives. All reports shall be conspicuous and accessible online in searchable format through the general court's website and there shall be an archive of all reports available online in searchable format. An entity that is required by law to receive such report shall be notified by written hard copy format from the reporting entity of the availability of such report online in searchable format and the means of accessing the report. An agency, department, quasi-state agency or any other entity of the commonwealth shall provide a copy in hard copy format of any report upon request. Compliance with this section shall fulfill any filing requirements established by any general or special law.