January 8, 2002, the Legislature passed and the Acting
Governor approved P.L. 2001, c. 404, known as the Open
Public Records Act (OPRA), which enacted changes
in the law concerning public access to government records.
law became effective July 7, 2002. This law expanded
the publics right of access to government records
and facilitated the way in which that access is provided
by the custodian of those records.