Support OPMA and OPRA modernization bills S106 and S107. See our model resolution!

MODEL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF S106 AND S107: Click here for PDF version. Click here for Word version.   Click here for a 1-page FACT SHEET from the bill sponsors, Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Sen. Joseph Pennacchio. The fact sheet 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 →

NJFOG Statement Supporting an Amendment to Bill A4243

UPDATE (5/2/2017):  On 5/1/17, A4243 was received in the Senate and referred to the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee. UPDATE (3/24/2017):  A4243 was passed by the Assembly on 3/23/17. There is no sister bill in the Continue Reading →

S2855, A4429 (Public Notices) – NJFOG Opposes Bill, Supports NJPA Public Notices Service

S2855 / A4429 – “Electronic Publication of Legal Notices Act”; permits publication of legal notices by government agencies and persons on official government notice websites instead of newspapers. This bill was fast-tracked. It was first introduced to legislative committees on Continue Reading →

EDITORIAL: Put openness on government’s agenda

Interpreting the term “agenda” in the the outdated OPMA, the Appellate Division ruled on Aug. 18 in Opderbeck v. Midland Park Board of Education that the board does not need to provide supplementary documents with its meeting agendas. However, the Continue Reading →