Open Public Records/Daniel’s Law

In the State of New Jersey, laws exist, such as the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by governmental agencies. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.

All the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.

The NJACTB has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its daa and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

Disclaimer regarding the violation of Daniel’s Law governed by L. 2015, c. 226 and L. 2020, c. 125

 A reckless violation of this (law)… is a crime of the fourth degree.  A purposeful violation of this (law)… is a crime of the third degree.

 A person, business, or association that violates this (law) … shall be liable to the … aggrieved person who may bring a civil action in the Superior Court.

     c.     The court may award:

     (1)   actual damages, but not less than liquidated damages computed at the rate of $1,000 for each violation of this act;

     (2)   punitive damages upon proof of willful or reckless disregard of the law;

     (3)   reasonable attorney’s fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred; and

     (4)   any other preliminary and equitable relief as the court determines to be appropriate.

     d.    For the purposes of this section, “disclose” shall mean to solicit, sell, manufacture, give, provide, lend, trade, mail, deliver, transfer, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, advertise or offer.

(cf: P.L.2015, c.226, s.3)