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Privacy Study Commission Meeting Minutes
February 21, 2003

Chairman Litwin called the meeting to order at 10:33 a.m.

Chairman Litwin read the Open Public Meetings Statement.

Chairman Litwin led all present in the salute to the flag.

Ms. Buckelew called the roll as follows:

Present: Chairman Larry Litwin, Grayson Barber, Thomas Cafferty, George Cevasco, Jack McEntee, Rosemary Karcher-Reavey, Karen Sutcliffe, and H. Lawrence Wilson.

Absent: Richard DeAngelis, Edithe Fulton, John Hutchinson, William Kearns, and Pamela McCauley.

Also present: Matthew U. Watkins, Director of Division of Local Government Services, Marc Pfeiffer, Acting Executive Director of the Government Records Council, Paul Dice, Assistant Executive Director of the Government Records Council, Jeannie Janukowicz and Lori Buckelew, Division of Local Government Services staff.

Mr. Cafferty moved to approve the minutes of January 24, 2003, with a second by Ms. Barber. The motion was adopted on a call of ayes and nays as follows:

Ayes: Chairman Litwin, Ms. Barber, Mr. Cafferty, Mr. McEntee, Judge Karcher-Reavey, Ms. Sutcliffe, and Mr. Wilson.

Nays: None.

Abstain: Mr. Cevasco.

Chairman Litwin reported on the planning sub-committee conference call. Chairman Litwin advised the Commission that the standing sub-committees are as follows: Technology, Outside New Jersey, Commercial Use, State of New Jersey Practices, and Public Interest. In addition to the five sub-committees there is a Special Directive sub-committee that must report back to the Governor and Legislature within six months. Chairman Litwin noted that each committee would be comprised of 5 members except that the Public Interest committee would have 7 members.

The Commission took a five-minute recess at 10:53 am.

The Commission re-convened at 10:57 a.m.

Judge Karcher-Reavey moved to establish the standing sub-committees as follows: Technology, Outside New Jersey, Commercial Use, State of New Jersey Practices, and Public Interest, with a second by Mr. Cafferty. The motion was adopted on a call of ayes and nays as follows:

Ayes: Chairman Litwin, Ms. Barber, Mr. Cafferty, Mr. Cevasco, Mr. McEntee, Judge Karcher-Reavey, Ms. Sutcliffe, and Mr. Wilson.

Nays: None.

Abstain: None.

Mr. Cafferty moved the appointments to the standing committees as follows:

Technology - William Kearns, Chair, Tom Cafferty, Grayson Barber, and George Cevasco
Outside New Jersey - Grayson Barber, Chair, and Jack McEntee
Commercial Use - Tom Cafferty, Chair, and Grayson Barber
State of New Jersey Practices - Karen Sutcliffe, Chair, and Judge Karcher-Reavey
Public Interest - Judge Karcher-Reavey, Chair, Karen Sutcliffe, George Cevasco, and Grayson Barber
Special Directive Subcommittee - Governor McGreevey, Chair, Grayson Barber, Tom Cafferty, Judge Karcher-Reavey, William Kearns, and Karen Sutcliffe

The motion was seconded by Judge Karcher-Reavey. The motion was adopted on a call of ayes and nays as follows:

Ayes: Chairman Litwin, Ms. Barber, Mr. Cafferty, Mr. Cevasco, Mr. McEntee, Judge Karcher-Reavey, Ms. Sutcliffe, and Mr. Wilson.

Nays: None.

Abstain: None.

Chairman Litwin stated he would contact the members who are absent and appoint them to standing committees as appropriate.

Mr. Pfeiffer, Acting Executive Director of the GRC, addressed the Commission regarding issues of privacy before the GRC.

Chairman Litwin reviewed the 2003 meeting schedule.

Chairman Litwin opened the meeting for public comment. Hearing no one, Mr. McEntee moved to adjourn, with a second by Mr. Cafferty.

Chairman Litwin adjourned the meeting at 11: 36 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Larry Litwin, Chairman

 

 

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