The current Constitution of the State of New Jersey was ratified in 1947. The state constitution reinforces the basic rights found in the United States Constitution. It also provides regulations for governing the operations of casinos. The New Jersey Constitution is slightly shorter than the average American state constitution. It consists of 11 Articles.
Article IX of the New Jersey Constitution states that a potential amendment is submitted through the Senate or General Assembly. Thereafter, if the amendment gathers at least three-fifths of the votes of both the Senate and the General Assembly, it will be submitted to be voted upon by the people of New Jersey. If the amendment gathers a majority votes, it will be passed on the thirtieth day after the vote. All amendments are to be separately voted upon.