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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. 81
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
214th LEGISLATURE
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Sponsored by:
Senator MICHAEL J. DOHERTY
District 23 (Warren and Hunterdon)
Co-Sponsored by:
Senator Pennacchio
SYNOPSIS
Proposes amendment to Constitution to prohibit State or federal law or
regulation from compelling a person to obtain, provide, or participate in health
care coverage.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As introduced.
SCR81 DOHERTY
2
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION proposing to amend Article I of 1 the
2 Constitution of the State of New Jersey by adding a new
3 paragraph 23.
4
5 BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the
6 General Assembly concurring):
7
8 1. The following proposed amendment to the Constitution of
9 the State of New Jersey is agreed to:
10
11 PROPOSED AMENDMENT
12
13 Amend Article I by adding a new paragraph 23 to read as
14 follows:
15 23. To preserve the freedom of the people of New Jersey to
16 provide for their health care, no State or federal law or regulation
17 shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person to obtain health care
18 coverage, any employer to provide health care coverage to its
19 employees, or any health care provider to participate in any health
20 care coverage plan or program.
21
22 2. When this proposed amendment to the Constitution is finally
23 agreed to pursuant to Article IX, paragraph 1 of the Constitution, it
24 shall be submitted to the people at the next general election
25 occurring more than three months after the final agreement and
26 shall be published at least once in at least one newspaper of each
27 county designated by the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the
28 General Assembly and the Secretary of State, not less than three
29 months prior to the general election.
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31 3. This proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be
32 submitted to the people at that election in the following manner and
33 form:
34 There shall be printed on each official ballot to be used at the
35 general election, the following:
36 a. In every municipality in which voting machines are not used,
37 a legend which shall immediately precede the question as follows:
38 If you favor the proposition printed below make a cross (X), plus
39 (+), or check (a) in the square opposite the word "Yes." If you are
40 opposed thereto make a cross (X), plus (+) or check (a) in the
41 square opposite the word "No."
42 b. In every municipality the following question:
SCR81 DOHERTY
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HEALTH CARE FREEDOM
AMENDMENT
YES
Shall the proposed amendment of Article I
of the State Constitution, agreed to by the
Legislature, providing that, in order to
preserve the freedom of the people of New
Jersey to provide for their health care, no
State or federal law or regulation shall
compel, directly or indirectly, any person to
obtain health care coverage, any employer to
provide health care coverage to its
employees, or any health care provider to
participate in any health care coverage plan
or program, be approved?
INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT
NO
This proposed amendment of the State
Constitution would prohibit any State or
federal law or regulation from requiring: (1)
any person to obtain health insurance or
other health benefits coverage; (2) any
employer to provide such coverage to its
employees; or (3) any health care provider
(such as a hospital or physician) to
participate in any private or public plan or
program that provides health insurance or
other health benefits coverage.
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3
4 STATEMENT
5
6 This proposed “Health Care Freedom Amendment” would amend
7 Article I of the State Constitution by adding a new paragraph 23 in
8 order to preserve the freedom of the people of New Jersey to
9 provide for their health care.
10 The proposed amendment provides that “no State or federal law
11 or regulation shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person to
12 obtain health care coverage, any employer to provide health care
13 coverage to its employees, or any health care provider to participate
14 in any health care coverage plan or program.”

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