A2719, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). It was referred to the Commerce and Economic Development Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before a vote is taken by the full assembly.Details
A bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.
A2719 was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). The bill allows for a state-regulated market to develop in New Jersey that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp within the state.Details
A1164, a bill in the New Jersey assembly that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced by Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) on Jan. 16. It was promptly referred to the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it receives a full vote in the assembly.Details
Introduced by Assemblyman Gary Chiusano, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and four co-sponsors, New Jersey’s Assembly Concurrent Resolution 23 (ACR23) seeks to claim “sovereignty under Tenth Amendment to United States Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted by Constitution to federal government.” If passed, the resolution would also make the position of the legislature…Details
The Tenth Amendment codifies in law that “We the People” of the several states created the federal government to be our agent for certain enumerated purposes only – those powers delegated to the federal government in the Constitution. An honest reading of the Constitution with an original understanding of the Founders and Ratifiers makes it…Details
Skeptics of the 10th Amendment Movement will often say something to the effect of – “It’s all talk, the Supreme Court has already ruled against just about everything you’re trying!” They’re clearly missing the point. This movement is not about waiting for Federal judges or Federal politicians to give us permission to exercise our rights…Details
There are now 38 states that have introduced resolutions to reaffirm the principles of delegated powers under the Constitution and the 10th Amendment.
The latest? New Jersey.
Under the radar until now, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 238 (ACR238) was actually introduced back on June 22, 2009. The resolution recognizes that:
“the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” This concurrent resolution further recognizes that many federal mandates are in direct violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Additionally, this resolution notes that in New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992), the United States Supreme Court ruled that Congress may not simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the states. As such, this resolution claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted by the Constitution to the federal government and serves as notice and demand to the federal government to cease and desist mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”Details