Assembly To Vote On Bill Setting Uniform Copying Fees For Public Records

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TRENTON – Legislation to set lower and more uniform fees for copies of official state government documents was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

Under current law, document copying fees vary widely, with some state departments and agencies allowed to charge residents seeking information up to $10 per page.

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Under the bill (A-1095), the cost that could be charged to an individual for public records would be 10 cents per page for letter-size copies or 15 cents per page for legal-size copies. The fees would be applicable to documents from the Office of the State Treasurer or the Board of Public Utilities, motor vehicle accident reports and other records available under the Open Public Records Act. Court documents would not be covered.

The bill has been scheduled for Monday vote by the full Assembly.


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