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P.L.2013, CHAPTER 112, approved August 8, 2013

Senate, No. 2720

 

 


An Act concerning firearms records and supplementing P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any other statute or regulation to the contrary, government record as defined in section 1 of P.L.1995, c.23 (C.47:1A-1.1) shall include aggregate information regarding the total number of permits to purchase a handgun and firearms purchaser identification cards, without any personal identifying information, that have been issued by the Superintendent of State Police or the Chief of Police of a municipal police department.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill clarifies that certain firearms records are available under the State's open public records law.

     The bill clarifies that the public has access to aggregate information concerning the total number of firearms purchaser identification cards or handgun purchase permits, without any personal identifying information, that have been issued by the Superintendent of State Police or the Chief of Police of a municipality.

     At present, personal firearms records are confidential pursuant to administrative regulations of the Department of Law and Public Safety.

 

 

                                

 

     Clarifies that information concerning the total number of firearms purchaser identification cards and permits to purchase a handgun issued in a municipality are public records.