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New Jersey Question 3, No Lottery Funds to go to Prisons (1999)

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New Jersey Question 3, also known as the Constitutional Amendment to Provide that State Lottery Net Proceeds Will Not Be Used to Fund Prison Programs, was on the November 2, 1999 election ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

Election results

New Jersey Question 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 726,008 65%
No389,25035%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall the amendment to Article IV, Section VII, paragraph 2 of the Constitution agreed to by the Legislature, providing that State lottery net proceeds shall not be used to pay for the confinement, housing, supervision or treatment of, or education programs for, adult criminal offenders or juveniles adjudged delinquent or for the construction, staffing, support, maintenance or operation of an adult or juvenile correctional facility or institution, be approved?

Interpretive Statement: This constitutional amendment would provide that State lottery funds would not be used in any way to support prisons or prison programs. It specifically provides that lottery funds would not be used to pay for the confinement, housing, supervision or treatment of, or education programs for, adult criminal offenders or juveniles adjudged delinquent or for the construction, staffing, support, maintenance or operation of an adult or juvenile correctional facility or institution. Lottery funds could continue to be used to support other State institutions, such as State hospitals and State veterans homes, and for State aid for education.

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