On November 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Daniel's Law (P.L. 2020, c.125) into law, which prohibits the the disclosure of certain personal information of judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and their family members. The information and forms provided below are for use by individuals protected by the new law.
Daniel's Law continues to improve 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 begun to develop the rules, policies, and procedures that Authorized Persons will use when they request the redaction of these residences from State, county, and municipal agencies' websites and records. These guidelines also will inform agencies of the steps they will follow when a redaction request has been approved by the OIP. The OIP is currently at work developing a portal that will manage all requests related to Daniel's Law. The Portal is on schedule to be available by July 12, 2022. It will be 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.
Please check back to this page for updates on Daniel's Law.