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23rd Amendment

Text of 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

ACR 49, resolving to ratify the 23rd Amendment, was passed by the General Assembly on 12 September 1960 and by the Senate on 19 December 1960. The signed original was not found amongst the filings of the Secretary of State. The image and transcription included here are taken from the copy of the printed resolution found in the Governor's Counsel's Office bill file.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 49

State of New Jersey
INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 12, 1960
By Assemblymen BRADY, HYLAND, HAUSER, MUSTO and DEAMER
(Without Reference)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ratifying proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States granting representation in the electoral college to the District of Columbia.
WHEREAS, By a resolution in Congress entitled “Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States granting representation in the electoral college to the District of Columbia,” passed during the second session of the Eighty-Sixth Congress of the United States, the following article was proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
“ARTICLE
“Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
“A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.[pg. 1]
“Sec. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation”.
therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey (the Senate concurring):
1. That the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, on behalf of the State of New Jersey, does hereby ratify the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which is set forth in a resolution of the Congress entitled “Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States granting representation in the electoral college to the District of Columbia,” passed during the second session of the Eighty-Sixth Congress of the United States, and which is reproduced in the preamble to this concurrent resolution.
2. That the Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey be and he is hereby directed to notify the Secretary of State of the United States of the action taken by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey with respect to said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States. [pg. 2]
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