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New Jersey Right to Privacy from Government Intrusion Amendment, ACR 24 (2014)

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The New Jersey Right to Privacy from Government Intrusion Amendment, ACR 24 may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, if approved, would guarantee the "right of the people to privacy from government intrusion shall not be infringed upon except by due process." This measure is primarily being sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13), Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-11) and Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-12) in the New Jersey Assembly, where it is known as Assembly Concurrent Resolution 24.[1]

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The following statement providing a summary of ACR 24 was included in the measure:[1]

Currently, the Constitution recognizes that all persons are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. This concurrent resolution proposes an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution that would clarify that people have a right to privacy from government intrusion, unless the government follows due process of law.[2]

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See also: Amending the New Jersey Constitution

In New Jersey, proposed constitutional amendments have two ways of achieving ballot access. The New Jersey Legislature can either qualify it with supermajority approval of 60 percent in one legislative session or with simple majorities in two successive sessions.

ACR 24 was introduced in the Assembly on January 16, 2014, and was referred to the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.[3]

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