A New Jersey Housing Rights and Opportunities Amendment
may appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot
in New Jersey
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would clarify that the state is not obligated "to facilitate the availability of housing for all income levels in every municipality," and prohibited "laws requiring municipalities to provide housing opportunities through zoning and land use regulations."
The measure is primarily sponsored by Assemblywoman Alison Little McHose (R-24) and Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) in the New Jersey Legislature, where it was known as Assembly Concurrent Resolution 15. It would amend paragraph 1 of Article I and paragraph 2 of Article IV, Section VI of the New Jersey Constitution.
Text of measure
ACR 15 would appear as follows:
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the New Jersey Constitution
At the time in New Jersey, proposed constitutional amendments had two ways of achieving ballot access. The New Jersey Legislature could either qualify it with supermajority approval of 60 percent in one legislative session or with simple majorities in two successive sessions. This measure did not receive the necessary supermajority required for a 2014 ballot placement. However, the measure could still be placed on the November 2015 ballot.