Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations

The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Committee concerns itself with legislation reducing governmental bureaucracy or "red tape" and affecting the state's casinos and horse racing industries. The panel also works to ensure that the Executive Branch implements laws as intended by the Legislature. It is also tasked with liasing with counterparts at the federal level on laws and issues that impact New Jersey.
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DeANGELO BILL TO STRENGTHEN OPRA LAW TO PROTECT PRIVACY, SAFETY OF RESIDENTS

Legislation Aimed at Stopping Use of Personal Information Obtained by Companies for Marketing
(TRENTON) - To protect the personal information of residents from misuse of unsolicited marketing campaigns, Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Mercer) today will introduce legislation that would exempt certain information from the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

Under the bill, personal information such as name, address, phone number and e-mail on personal government records would not be subject to OPRA requests. Those records would be relative to pet or home alarm system permits, licenses, or registrations.

"These types of pet or security systems permits are often required by municipalities for the safety of the community. We cannot allow for these requirements to be twisted and bent to be used to potentially jeopardize the safety of those who people who abide by them," said DeAngelo.

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