by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
NEW JERSEY - According to the 1976 New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, all individuals have the right to attend all New Jersey Public Meetings, whether they be held by municipal, county or state governing bodies.
Additionally, the Act requires the governing body to:
According to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the Act, which is popularly known as the "Sunshine Law," became necessary after public distrust of government following the Vietnam War and Watergate.
A summary of the Act is as follows:
Further information about the Act can be found online in detail here.