NJ Open Government Notes

Secretary of State OPMA Guidelines

Published in 1992, the Department of State’s “Guidelines on the Open Public Meetings Law” still contains relevant information that can be used to persuade and educate public bodies.  For example, page 15 confirms that public meeting minutes must be disclosed when they are prepared, not withheld until after they are approved by the public body.

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to