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New Jersey Sports Betting Funds for Developmental Disabilities Residence Amendment, ACR 61 (2014)

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The New Jersey Sports Betting Funds for Developmental Disabilities Residence Amendment, ACR 61 may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, if approved, would provide for the revenues derived from wagering on sports or athletic events to be used first to fund community residential placements for persons with developmental disabilities. This measure is primarily sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37) and Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-34) in the legislature, where it is known as Assembly Concurrent Resolution 61. If approved, it would amend Article IV, Section VII, paragraph 2 of the New Jersey Constitution.[1]

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If ACR 61 is placed on the ballot in its introduced form, it would appear as:[1]

NJ2014 ACR 61 as introduced.PNG[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 61 was introduced on January 16, 2014, and was referred to the Human Services Committee.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 216th New Jersey Legislature, "Assembly Concurrent Resolution 61," accessed June 26, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Open States, "New Jersey ACR 61, 2014-2015 Regular Session," accessed June 26, 2014

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