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New Jersey LCV Opposes Bill to Reform the New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act 


TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV regarding a bill that moved through committee today to reform the Open Public Records Act. New Jersey LCV is opposed to passage of the legislation in its current form.


We strongly oppose any legislation that would remove key elements and protections in the Open Public Records Act. Government must remember that it serves the hardworking taxpayers of New Jersey - and they deserve access to these taxpayer- funded public records," said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. "This bill, as it currently stands, would not only impede public oversight and government accountability, but it would hinder the work of community groups, environmental stewards, and non-profits like ours. We are disappointed the bill was moved through committee today without significant stakeholder engagement, but we are committed to working with the sponsors to ensure government accountability and critical access to public records is maintained." 


The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, hold public officials accountable, and support laws which protect our environment and improve the quality of people’s lives.