New Jersey Transfer of Judiciary Probation Functions Amendment (2014)

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A New Jersey Transfer of Judiciary Probation Functions Amendment did not make the November 4, 2014 ballot in New Jersey as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have authorized a statute transferring the probation functions of the judiciary branch to the State Parole Board. Identical measure on this issue were proposed in the Senate and Assembly: Assembly Concurrent Resolution 83 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 80.[1][2]

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If the measure had been placed on the ballot in its introduced form, it would have appeared as follows:[1][2]

NJ2014 ACR83 SCR80 as introduced.JPG[3]


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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 83 was introduced on January 16, 2014, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.[4] SCR 80 was introduced on February 27, 2014, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.[5]

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