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Democratic Lawmaker Seeks Public Records Law Overhaul

June 16, 2023 |

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A Democratic lawmaker is proposing an overhaul of the state’s public records laws that would restrict access to some records and force denials to go through a notoriously slow-moving agency.

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NJ SEED: NJ’s Open Public Records Act was known as the “Sunshine Law” when enacted in 1975. Brendan Byrne was Governor then and he referred to the reform as “government under glass”. If the current proposals become law they might be characterized as government under wraps. Attorney and transparency advocate C.J. Griffin says if the legislation passes, “We're going to be less transparent and more corrupt as a state.”

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