The facts about OPMA and OPRA reform in New Jersey. Support S106 and S107.

Click here for a 1-page FACT SHEET from the bill sponsors, Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Sen. Joseph Pennacchio. The fact sheet reflects bill numbers from the last legislative session. S1045 is now S106.  S1046 is now S107.   In a Continue Reading →

NJFOG Statement of Opposition to Bill S1232: “Good Faith” defense will undermine OPRA

UPDATE (6/15/2018): Bill A4532 / S3049 in the 2016-2017 legislative session was re-introduced as A2542 / S1232 in the 2018-2019 session. Bill S1232 passed out of Senate committee on 6/14/2018. UPDATE (5/2/2017): On 5/1/17, Bill A4532 was received in the Continue Reading →

Incident reports Re jail fatality are disclosable under OPRA

Upholding a lower court, an Appellate Court ruled on 6/4/2018 that incident reports relating to a Union County jail inmate’s death are disclosable, subject to appropriate redactions for personal identifiers. The Court rejected the argument that an incident report is Continue Reading →

Lyndhurst Twp. pays videographer, provides limited access to videos

Following last year’s adoption of an ordinance restricting video-recording of the Township’s governing body meetings, Lyndhurst Township now pays for the service but has yet to make the videos readily available. The original plan when the Board of Commissioners voted Continue Reading →