STATEMENT TO

 

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 2469

 

with Senate Floor Amendments

(Proposed by Senator Sweeney)

 

ADOPTED: SEPTEMBER 15, 2016


 

††††† These floor amendments concern the potential public disclosure of the names of law enforcement officers involved with a personís death occurring during an encounter with law enforcement or while in custody.† The amendments eliminate provisions which would have created a new process by which the names could be released to the public, and make cross-reference to the Stateís Open Public Records Act (OPRA), P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.), under which provisions already exist concerning public disclosure of the names.† See, e.g., section 3 of P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-3).† Thus, the names would be subject to possible disclosure in accordance with OPRA and not a separately established process.