[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 2183

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 16, 2014

 


Sponsored by:

Senator  ROBERT M. GORDON

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Senator  LORETTA WEINBERG

District 37 (Bergen)

Senator  JOSEPH PENNACCHIO

District 26 (Essex, Morris and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman  AMY H. HANDLIN

District 13 (Monmouth)

Assemblyman  VINCENT PRIETO

District 32 (Bergen and Hudson)

Assemblyman  LOUIS D. GREENWALD

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblywoman  ALISON LITTELL MCHOSE

District 24 (Morris, Sussex and Warren)

Assemblyman  GORDON M. JOHNSON

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  TIMOTHY J. EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  JOSEPH A. LAGANA

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  CARMELO G. GARCIA

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman  HOLLY SCHEPISI

District 39 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator O'Toole, Assemblywomen Jimenez, Stender, Caride, Assemblymen McKeon, Mazzeo, Auth, Caputo, Assemblywoman Tucker, Assemblymen Giblin, Diegnan, Schaer, Assemblywoman Lampitt, Assemblymen Peterson and Space

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires PANYNJ be subject to NY Freedom of Information Law and NJ open public records act.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on June 26, 2014, with amendments.  


An Act concerning public access to certain Port Authority of New York and New Jersey records and supplementing chapter 1 of Title 32 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The Governor is authorized to enter into a supplemental compact or agreement, on behalf of the State of New Jersey, with the State of New York amending the compact of April 30, 1921, between the states of New York and New Jersey, as amended and supplemented, creating the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as set forth in section 2 of P.L.    , c.    (C.        ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill).

 

     2.    a.  Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the records of the port authority shall be open to the public in accordance with the laws of New York, articles 6 and 6-A of the public officers law, and New Jersey, P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.), pertaining to the disclosure of government records.

     b.    1[If, pursuant to subsection a. of this section, a record of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is subject to public access under the laws of either the State of New York or the State of New Jersey, but not subject to public access under the laws of the other state, the record shall be made readily accessible, upon request, for inspection, copying, or examination, notwithstanding that the laws of the other state do not provide for public access] When there is an inconsistency between the law of the State of New York and the law of the State of New Jersey, the law of the state that provided the greatest rights of access on the date that the chapter of the laws of 2014 that added this section became a law shall apply1.

     c.    The provisions of article 78 of the civil practice law and the rules of the state of New York or P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) of the laws of New Jersey, as applicable, shall apply to enforce the provisions of this section.

 

     3.    The Governor is authorized to apply, on behalf of the State of New Jersey, to the Congress of the United States for its consent and approval to the amendments to this compact or agreement provided in section 2 of P.L.    , c.    (C.        ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill), but in the absence of such consent and approval, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey referred to in such supplemental compact or agreement shall have all of the powers which the State of New York and the State of New Jersey may confer upon it without the consent and approval of Congress.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the State of New York of legislation having an identical effect as this act, but if the State of New York has already enacted such legislation, this act shall take effect immediately.