Via the Sunshine Review Blog, "NJ FOIA's made affordable by law"
Today, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill which will lower the fees charged for public records requests. Now letter size documents are capped at $.05, and legal sized at $.07, compared to the previous $0.75 per document.
A text is at S.1352, 2010, 214th Legislature. I can't tell if this is what was actually enacted.
That bill renames the New Jersey FOIA law (really, the New Jersey OPRA law) to be the "Martin O'Shea Open Public Records Act". O'Shea's obituary:
The retired newspaperman’s court challenges to government secrecy — waged as a private citizen — touched communities throughout North Jersey.
They especially targeted West Milford, his former hometown, where he successfully fought such official interpretations as that police use-of-force reports were shielded by the state’s Open Public Records Act.
Even in fast-declining health, O’Shea, 75, labored to fine-tune the OPRA law. Recently, he was working with state Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Jennifer Borg, general counsel or North Jersey Media Group, the parent paper of The Record, on a bill to clarify some of OPRA’s details. Weinberg and Borg said they hope the bill will be named after O’Shea.