Know Your Rights

Free Wallet Cards Summarize New Jersey’s Open Government Laws

As part of its long support for freedom of information  in New Jersey‚ the New Jersey Chapter of SPJ has since 2002 distributed  more than 1‚000 wallet cards providing useful summaries of the main provisions of the state’s two main laws concerning open records and open meetings.

The cards – one covering the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and one covering the Open Public Meetings Act (“The Sunshine Law’) – are provided free as a handy     reference for journalists‚ public officials and the public.

Cards can be requested by contacting the chapter president or Sunshine Chair using the contact information listed elsewhere on this website. The cards are printed on heavy colored paper (yellow for  the “Sunshine Law” and blue for “OPRA”) and can be folded to fit in your  wallet.

If you need your card right away‚ you can find printable PDF copies here.

OPRA | New Jersey Open Public Records Act

The state’s official OPRA web site is designed to provide information about public records and to help you access them.

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