No ballot measures certified in New Jersey for 2010
By Kyle Maichle
TRENTON, New Jersey: The State of New Jersey will not have any statewide ballot measures on the November 2010 ballot. This comes from the Legislature not scheduling a floor vote to approve two measures before the August 2, 2010, qualifying deadline. Also, one measure was killed by a compromise agreement between lawmakers and the Governor.
Both the sports betting and pension fund amendments were not approved by both houses of the Legislature before the qualifying deadline. The "Cap 2.5" Amendment did not qualify due to a compromise agreement reached between the Governor and the Legislature on July 3, 2010. The agreement made the cap a statutory law instead of an amendment to the state constitution.
Under law, all statewide referendums must be qualified three months before the election that is scheduled to be on the ballot.
- [Confirmed with New Jersey Office of Legislative Services Committee, August 9, 2010]
- New Jersey Legislature, "History of SCR 49(2010)"(Search SCR49)
- New Jersey Legislature, "History of ACR 98(2010)"(Search ACR98)
- New Jersey Legislature, "History of SCR 1(2010)"(Search SCR 1)
- Office of Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, "Governor Christie Reaches Bipartisan Consensus to Provide Hard Cap," July 3, 2010