Monday, February 3, 2014

Open Public Records Act and Meetings Act bills in New Jersey Legislature

Today, I searched for "Open Public" and "Public Records" and "Public Meetings" and other related searches in the "Search by Keyword in Synopsis" field at the Legislature's site.

Following are the bills that the search engine returned:

S781     Makes various changes to law addressing meetings of public bodies to provide public with greater access to meetings and information about meetings. (Last Session Bill Number:  S2511 A3713)

S782     Makes certain access changes to Open Public records act; establishes State public finance website and creates program for development of local websites; makes appropriation.  (Last Session Bill Number: S2512   (1R) A3712 )

A487     Exempts municipal clerk from penalties for Open Public Records Act violations under certain circumstances. (Last Session Bill Number: A906   S1612)

A523     Requires municipal governing bodies and boards of education to provide sufficient time for all requested public comment at Open Public meetings. (Last Session Bill Number: A160)

A1095  and S312  Subjects Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to New York's Freedom of Information Law and New Jersey's Open Public Records Act. (Last Session Bill Number: A3400   S2292)

A1375  and S388  Exempts traffic summons records from public access under State's Open Public records law. (  Last Session Bill Number: A4561   S3056)

A2064     Exempts mugshots of arrestees who have not been convicted of the underlying offense from State's Open Public records law. (Last Session Bill Number: A3906   (1R) S3046)

A2177     Requires public release of photographs of arrestees under State's Open Public records law. (Last Session Bill Number: A4083)

A2373     Omits State Police detectives from Open Public Records Act. (Last Session Bill Number: A420)  

A2397     Makes homeowners' association in which developer's control of executive board has not been surrendered a public body under "Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act." (Last Session Bill Number: A3373)  

S312     Subjects Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to New York's Freedom of Information Law and New Jersey's Open Public Records Act.  (Last Session Bill Number: S2292   A3400)


A155     Requires access to law enforcement guidelines for processing firearms permit applications upon Public Records request. (Last Session Bill Number: A4425)

A838     Provides that certain personal identifying information may be redacted from certain Public Records in certain circumstances. (Last Session Bill Number: A3318   (1R))
   
A841     Provides that certain personal identifying information may be redacted from certain Public Records in certain circumstances. (Last Session Bill Number: A3539)

A1645 and S825 Includes e-mail addresses in list of confidential items to be redacted from Public Records under OPRA (Last Session Bill Number: A1280   S2487)

S100     Protects home addresses of law enforcement officers from being released by governmental entities.  (Last Session Bill Number: S2827   A4163)

A1676 and S1524  Provides that crime victims do not have to pay fees to obtain government records and that requests for records are not public information. (Last Session Bill Number: A3937   S2790 )

A153 and S996   Concerns procedures for public comment about matters before municipal planning and zoning boards. (Last Session Bill Number: S2823  A4327)


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