Compromise Reached on North Jersey Casino Gambling Measure

casino_gamesGovernor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced this afternoon that a compromised had been reached over two competing proposals to amend the New Jersey Constitution to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey.

The compromise requires that, should New Jersey voters approve the proposed Constitutional amendment in November, that the new licensees be required to invest at least $1 billion in constructing new casinos and to impose a timeline on the licensees to build the new casinos.

The measure will be voted on for the first time when the new legislature takes office tomorrow.  In order to get on the ballot in November, the resolution must pass in both the Senate and Assembly with a 3/5 majority.

Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Constitution, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Compromise Reached on North Jersey Casino Gambling Measure”

  1. Barry said at 3:18 pm on January 11th, 2016:

    What about the ownership? Also, they vote twice in the same year. I thought you need 2 votes if a simple majority in separate sessions or with the 60% supermajority you only required one vote.