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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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Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. § 484.841(b) Disposition of fines, fees, and other money; accounts; Hennepin County District Court

The court administrator shall identify the name of the municipality or other subdivision of government where the offense was committed and the total amount of fines or penalties collected for

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each municipality or other subdivision of government, for the county, or for the state.

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Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. § 241.08(1) Money of inmates of correctional institutions

Commissioner custodian of money. The chief executive officer of each institution under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of corrections shall have the care and custody of all money belonging to inmates

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thereof which may come into the chief executive officer's hands, keep accurate accounts thereof, and pay them out under rules prescribed by law under section 243.23, subdivision 3, or by the commissioner of corrections, taking vouchers therefor. All such money received by any officer or employee shall be paid to the chief executive officer forthwith. Every such executive officer, at the close of each month, or oftener if required by the commissioner, shall forward to the commissioner a statement of the amount of all money so received and the names of the inmates from whom received, accompanied by a check for the amount, payable to the commissioner of management and budget. On receipt of such statement, the commissioner shall transmit the same to the commissioner of management and budget, together with such check. Upon the payment of such check, the amount shall be credited to a fund to be known as “Correctional Inmates Fund,” for the institution from which the same was received. All such funds shall be paid out by the commissioner of management and budget upon vouchers duly approved by the commissioner of corrections as in other cases. The commissioner may permit a contingent fund to remain in the hands of the executive officer of any such institution from which necessary expenditure may from time to time be made.

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Minnesota Minn. Stat. Ann. § 485.07 District Court Adminstrators:Records to be kept

Every court administrator shall procure and keep the following records at the expense of the county: (2) a judgment roll, for each judgment rendered; (3) a docket, in which the

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court administrator enters alphabetically the name of each judgment debtor, the amount of the judgment, and the precise time of its entry;

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