NJ Statute Limits Copy Fees For Bid Documents, Court Says

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 7:38 PM EST) -- Bid specifications for public contracts in New Jersey are subject to the state's Open Public Records Act and its limits on the fees that government agencies can charge to reproduce documents, a state appellate court ruled Tuesday.

A three-judge panel made that finding despite overturning a lower court decision that Atlantic City breached OPRA because it charged plaintiff Ernest Bozzi a flat fee of $25 for a 69-page bid specification package, which exceeded allowable copying costs under the law. OPRA expressly requires written requests for records,...
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