Governor McGreevey signed legislation in July, 2004 that moved New Jersey one step closer to conducting a constitutional convention to reform the state’s property tax system. The new law called for the establishment of a task force to issue recommendations regarding the process of conducting a constitutional convention and to identify issues the convention should consider. The task force must complete its study and issue a report by no later than Dec. 31, 2004. The call for a constitutional convention must be approved by voters in 2005 to enable a convention to meet in 2006.
Task force website link
The task force consists of 15 members: nine appointed by Governor McGreevey; two appointed by the Senate President, one of whom is a Senate member and one of whom is a member of the public; two appointed by the Assembly Speaker, one of whom is a member of the Assembly and one of whom is a member of the public; one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate Minority Leader, and one Assembly member appointed by the Assembly Minority Leader. The Governor appointed the chair and vice chair.
Information concerning task force members can be found here
Labels: Constitutional Convention, New Jersey, Property Tax Reform