Study Commission Meeting Minutes
Litwin called the meeting to order at 10:32 a.m.
Chairman Litwin read the Open Public Meetings Statement.
Chairman Litwin led all present in the salute to the flag.
Ms. Buckelew called the roll as follows:
Chairman Larry Litwin, Grayson Barber, Thomas Cafferty, George Cevasco,
Richard DeAngelis, William Kearns, Pamela McCauley, Jack McEntee,
Rosemary Karcher-Reavey, and Karen Sutcliffe.
Edithe Fulton, John Hutchinson and H. Lawrence Wilson.
present: Marc Pfeiffer, Acting Executive Director of the Government
Records Council, Paul Dice, Assistant Executive Director of the
Government Records Council, Catherine Starghill, Legal Specialist
and Lori Buckelew, Division of Local Government Services staff.
Cafferty moved to approve the minutes of March 21, 2003, with a
second by Judge Karcher-Reavey. The motion was adopted on a call
of ayes and nays as follows:
Chairman Litwin, Ms. Barber, Mr. Cafferty, Mr. Cevasco, Mr. DeAngelis,
Ms. McCauley, Mr. McEntee, and Judge Karcher-Reavey.
Abstain: Mr. Kearns and Ms. Sutcliffe.
Barber presented a proposal to solicit written comments on home
addresses. Chairman Litwin suggested that the Privacy Study Commission
solicit comments from organizations. Mr. Kearns suggested that comments
should be accepted through e-mail, written or at the public hearing
and should not be limited only to the issue of home addresses. Mr.
DeAngelis suggested that solicitation of comments and the public
hearing notice be placed in the New Jersey Registrar. Ms. Starghill
noted that the newly designed Privacy Study Commission website will
have a page for the public to submit comments.
Reports were discussed as follows:
Directive: Ms. Barber reported that the subcommittee is compiling
information on how other States and jurisdictions handle the release
of home addresses and phone numbers.
Jersey Practices: Mr. Pfeiffer provided a brief recap of OPRA
and GRC related privacy issues.
New Jersey: Ms. Starghill provided a detail analysis comparing
New Jersey to the benchmark States of California, Connecticut, and
Florida. Mr. DeAngelis requested that the analysis include the practical
effect law has had in the benchmark States.
Interest: Judge Karcher-Reavey stated that there has been a
delay in holding the public hearings. Ms. Starghill noted that there
will be three public hearings in June, one in each region of the
Mr. Kearns stated that there will be a meeting with OIT to demonstrate
data gathering systems including Geographic Information System.
Use: Mr. Cafferty stated that the subcommittee will have their
first meeting on May 5th and will be meeting with Lexis Nexis.
Starghill provided the Commission with a staff update. Ms. Starghill
noted that the Privacy Study Commission e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and that the website will be live in approximately 3 weeks.
Litwin opened the meeting for public comment. Hearing no one, Mr.
Kearns moved to adjourn, with a second Ms. Barber.
Litwin adjourned the meeting at 12:05 p.m.
Larry Litwin, Chairman