New Jersey "Millionaire Tax" Amendment (2011)

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The New Jersey "Millionaire Tax" Amendment did not appear on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the state of New Jersey as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have increased the gross income rate on income exceeding $1 million. Additionally, it would have dedicated revenue to direct property tax relief of taxpayers.[1]

The measure was sponsored by Sen. Shirley Turner.

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See also: Amending the New Jersey Constitution

In New Jersey, the state legislature is required to approve a proposed amendment by a supermajority vote of 60% but the same amendment can also qualify for the ballot if successive sessions of the New Jersey State Legislature approve it by a simple majority.

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