On November 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Daniel's Law (P.L. 2020, c.125) into law, which prohibits the disclosure of certain personal information of judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and their family members. The information provided below is for use by individuals protected by the new law.
Daniel's Law continues to evolve to address concerns across the State of the prohibition of the disclosure of active, formerly active, and retired judicial officers, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers' home address. To address challenges in implementing the law, legislation (A-6171/S4219) was introduced on December 2, 2021 and is fast-tracked. The law as written, took effect December 10, 2021.
Governor Murphy recently signed P.L.2021, c.371, which created the Office of Information Privacy (OIP) in the Department of Community Affairs to facilitate the State's implementation of Daniel's Law. The OIP has developed the rules, policies, and procedures that authorized persons use when they request the redaction of these residences from State, county, and municipal agencies' websites and records. These guidelines also inform those agencies of the steps they need to follow when a redaction request has been approved by the OIP.
The portal is the landing place for all authorized persons and public agencies to initiate and achieve compliance with Daniel's Law. Currently the law establishes January 13, 2023 as the official date of compliance.
The OIP has launched their portal that manages all requests related to Daniel's Law. The Portal's website is: