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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-8 Common law right of access
Nothing contained in [the state open record law], as amended and supplemented, shall be construed as limiting the common law right of access to a government record, including criminal investigatory
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records of a law enforcement agency.
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-1 Legislative findings and declarations
Government records shall be readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination by the citizens of this State, with certain exceptions, for the protection of the public interest, and any limitations
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on the right of access accorded by P.L.1963, c. 73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) as amended and supplemented, shall be construed in favor of the public's right of access;
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-5 custodian of government records - obligations The custodian of a government record shall permit the record to be inspected, examined, and copied by any person during regular business hours; Obligation to respond to public records requests All
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 39:5-44 Record of fines payable to county; inspection
Every court having jurisdiction to hear complaints for violations of the provisions of this Title shall keep a record of the disposition of all complaints under this subtitle, for which
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a fine may be imposed which record shall be open to inspection by the treasurer or auditor of a county or his duly authorized representative, or by the director or his duly authorized representative, or by the financial officers of the respective municipalities which are entitled to fines imposed by the court.
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:158A-18 Recording of liens The Clerk of the Superior Court shall provide separate books for the recording of said liens which books shall be properly indexed in the name of the judgment debtor. Obligation to collect or record State courts
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 17:29A-35 Motor vehicle violations surcharges for private passenger automobiles
Upon request, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide a monthly report to the Division of Revenue containing information on the number of convictions for the offense of unsafe
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driving pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2000, c. 75 (C.39:4-97.2) that were entered during such month, the amount of the surcharges that were assessed by the courts pursuant to subsection f. of section 1 of P.L.2000, c. 75 (C.39:4-97.2) for such month, and the amount of the surcharges collected by the courts pursuant to subsection f. of section 1 of P.L.2000, c. 75 (C.39:4-97.2) during such month.
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West Virginia W. Va. Code § 59-1-4 Fees collected by Secretary of State, Auditor and Clerk of Supreme Court of Appeals to be paid into State Treasury; accounts; reports

Except as otherwise provided by law, the fees to be charged by the Auditor, Secretary of State and Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals, by virtue of this article

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or any other law, are the property of the State of West Virginia. The Auditor, Secretary of State and Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals shall account for and pay into the State Treasury at least once every thirty days all fees collected or appearing to be due to the state, to the credit of the general state fund or other fund as provided by law. The Auditor, Secretary of State and Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals shall each keep a complete and accurate itemized account of all fees collected by them and the nature of the services rendered for which all fees were charged and collected, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, as provided in article two [§§ 5A-2-1 et seq.], chapter five-a of this code. All accounts shall be open to inspection and audit as provided in article two [§§ 4-2-1 et seq.], chapter four of this code.

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West Virginia W. Va. Code § 59-1-19 Fee books of clerks

Every clerk of a court shall keep a fee book, wherein shall be entered the fees for every service performed by him, and the fact of such fees having been

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paid, or of a bill having been made out therefor, whichever shall happen first. The fee books of a clerk shall be submitted to the inspection of commissioners appointed to examine the clerk’s office.

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West Virginia W. Va. Code § 59-1-25 Accounting for fees

Every sheriff or collector to whom such fee bills are so delivered shall, on or before the first day of July next after such delivery, account therefor with the officer

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entitled thereto by returning such as he may not have collected, with the indorsement thereon of the words “No property found,” and by paying to such officer or his legal successor the amount of all not so returned. If he fail so to do, judgment may be obtained, on motion, against such sheriff or collector, and his sureties, and his and their personal representatives, for the amount with which such sheriff or collector is chargeable, and damages thereon, not exceeding fifteen per cent per annum, from said first day of July until payment. Such judgment may be on motion in the circuit court of the county in which such sheriff or collector resides, and if the fees be due to the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals, it may be in the circuit court of the county in which the seat of government may be. On such motion, any receipt for fees mentioned in the notice as signed by any person shall be deemed to be his signature unless an affidavit be filed denying it, and shall be prima facie evidence of the collection of all the fees mentioned therein, not returned as aforesaid.

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West Virginia W. Va. Code § 59-1-30 Books of account to be kept by officers

Each of the officers named in the preceding section [§ 59-1-29] shall keep full and regular accounts, subject at all times to the examination of the county court [county commission], or

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tribunal in lieu thereof, the State Tax Commissioner or any individual, of all sums charged or collected by such officers on account of official fees, costs, percentages, penalties, commissions, allowances, compensation, income and all other perquisites of whatever kind, and such book of accounts shall be a part of the records of the respective offices herein named belonging to the county, and shall be transmitted by each county officer to his successor in office. The system of books and accounts to be kept by the officers herein named shall be prescribed by the State Tax Commissioner, ex officio inspector and supervisor of public offices.

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West Virginia W. Va. Code § 51-4-2 Inspection of records and papers; copies

The records and papers of every court shall be open to the inspection of any person, and the clerk shall, when required, furnish copies thereof, except in cases where it

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is otherwise specially provided.

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West Virginia W. Va. Code § 59-1-38 W. Va. Code § 59-1-38

Any county officer, as described in section thirty-seven of this article, who receives a fee, cost, percentage, penalty, commission, allowance, bond, deposit, surety or other cash payment or sum shall

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issue a receipt to the payor thereof, in duplicate, on a form approved by the chief inspector, in accordance with the provisions of article nine, chapter six of this code. The county officer shall issue the original of such receipt to the payor and shall retain the copy. The chief inspector shall prescribe the minimum information to be included on such receipt forms.

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West Virginia W. Va. Code § 50-3-7(a) Records of magistrate court; reports

(a) Records of the judicial transactions of magistrate court shall be kept as required by the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals. If, after judgment is rendered in a

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matter, no appeal is filed within the time allotted, the records of the proceedings shall be forwarded to the magistrate court clerk. The records shall be maintained by the magistrate court clerk in accordance with the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals.
Records of the financial dealings of the magistrate court shall be kept as may be required by the rules of the State Auditor, who shall promulgate the rules only after consultation with the Supreme Court of Appeals.
The magistrate court shall prepare and submit the reports as may be required by the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals or by the State Auditor.

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