The governing body in Byram Township (Sussex Co.) discussed the OPMA and OPRA reform legislation (S106 and S107) at its June 19, 2018 meeting and reached out to NJFOG for our input. We invite other local governments to do the same to become better informed. NJFOG welcomes the opportunity to discuss the bill provisions, in particular to address common misconceptions. For example, per the below article, one council member seemed unaware that bill S107 (OPRA) includes a provision pertaining to requests from commercial entities. The provision requires disclosure of the commercial nature of the request and establishes a special administrative fee for such requests.
New Jersey Herald
Byram hears of proposed sunshine law changes
by Katie Moen
June 22, 2018