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Alabama Ala.Code 1975 § 12-1-19 Courts: Reports

The clerks of the circuit courts and the clerks of the district and municipal courts in this state shall each prepare a monthly report on a form to be approved

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by the Chief Examiner of Public Accounts showing by totals the amount of fines, trial tax, district attorney fees and other fees that accrue to benefit of the state, county or municipality that were collected the preceding month. The report forms shall be prepared in triplicate. The original copy shall be furnished the State Comptroller, the duplicate copy shall be furnished the county commission, and the triplicate copy shall be retained in the office of the clerk.

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Alabama Ala.Code 1975 § 12-19-180(c) Criminal history processing fees; use

All data collected and maintained in the State Judicial Information System from the automated management systems operated by the Administrative Office of Courts and all manuals, forms, brochures, and publications

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developed by the Administrative Office of Courts shall be used to assist with the administrative and management needs of court officials and employees within the Unified Judicial System. The authority for control and dissemination of data from the system or distribution of judicial forms, manuals, and publications to any individuals, corporations, partnerships, or governmental associations outside the Unified Judicial System is vested in the Administrative Director of Courts.

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Alabama Ala.Code 1975 § 12-19-180(f) Criminal history processing fees; use

(f) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent, prohibit, or otherwise limit or restrict public access to individual court records from the official custodians thereof, if the

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records are otherwise subject to public disclosure by law or court rule, nor shall anything in this section be construed to allow access to any court records which are not otherwise subject to public disclosure by law or court rule.

Obligation to respond to public records requests State courts
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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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