Monday, February 24, 2014

Bills would make Port Authority subject to FOIA and OPRA

Update: A better bill has been introduced in the New York Legislature.  It is numbered A08785 and states that "the state law with the greatest rights of access shall be deemed to apply where laws conflict." 
Legislation has been introduced in both New Jersey and New York that seek to make the Port Authority of New York and Jersey subject to both New Jersey's Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and New York's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The problems with the Port Authority not being subject to FOIA and OPRA is detailed in my blog posting here.

The New York bills, S06593 and A08841, are available on-line here.

The New Jersey bills, S312 and A1095, are available on-line here.


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