New Jersey, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Submission to the voters: Gambling

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
New Jersey, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Submission to the voters: Gambling
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE IV LEGISLATIVE

SECTION VII

(..)

2. No gambling of any kind shall be authorized by the Legislature unless the specific kind, restrictions and control thereof have been heretofore submitted to, and authorized by a majority of the votes cast by, the people at a special election or shall hereafter be submitted to, and authorized by a majority of the votes cast thereon by, the legally qualified voters of the State voting at a general election, (..)

Source: New Jersey State Constitution 1947 (accessed 31 July 2017)

Subject Matter:

To authorize any kind of gambling, the restrictions and control

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum mentioned in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority of voters
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum mentioned
Excluded Issues:

Without any such submission or authorization:

A. It shall be lawful for bona fide veterans, charitable, educational, religious or fraternal organizations, civic and service clubs, senior citizen associations or clubs, volunteer fire companies and first-aid or rescue squads to conduct, under such restrictions and control as shall from time to time be prescribed by the Legislature by law, games of chance of, and restricted to, the selling of rights to participate, the awarding of prizes, in the specific kind of game of chance sometimes known as bingo or lotto, played with cards bearing numbers or other designations, 5 or more in one line, the holder covering numbers as objects, similarly numbered, are drawn from a receptacle and the game being won by the person who first covers a previously designated arrangement of numbers on such a card, when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational, charitable, patriotic,religious or public-spirited uses, and in the case of bona fide veterans' organizations and senior citizen associations or clubs to the support of such organizations, in any municipality, in which a majority of the qualified voters, voting thereon, at a general or special election as the submission thereof shall be prescribed by the Legislature by law, shall authorize the conduct of such games of chance therein;

B. It shall be lawful for the Legislature to authorize, by law, bona fide veterans, charitable, educational, religious or fraternal organizations, civic and service clubs, senior citizen associations or clubs, volunteer fire companies and first-aid or rescue squads to conduct games of chance of, and restricted to, the selling of rights to participate, and the awarding of prizes, in the specific kinds of games of chance sometimes known as raffles, conducted by the drawing for prizes or by the allotment of prizes by chance, when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational, charitable, patriotic, religious or public-spirited uses, and in the case of bona fide veterans' organizations and senior citizen associations or clubs to the support of such organizations, in any municipality, in which such law shall be adopted by a majority of the qualified voters, voting thereon, at a general or special election as the submission thereof shall be prescribed by law and for the Legislature, from time to time, to restrict and control, by law, the conduct of such games of chance;

Source: New Jersey State Constitution 1947 (accessed 31 July 2017)

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See corresponding obligatory referendum on local level.