A New Jersey Voter Approval of Indebtedness Amendment
may appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot
in New Jersey
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. At least two versions of amendments to amend paragraph 3 of Article VIII, Section II
of the New Jersey Constitution
were proposed in the 2014-2015 legislative session
. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 13 would "remove and preclude exceptions to voter approval for laws authorizing the issuance of debt."
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 43 would require voter approval of state bond refunds that increase the principal amount of the total state bonded indebtedness.
Text of measure
If ACR 13 would appear as follows:
If ACR 43 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.