Legislative leadership pulled the controversial redistricting bill after considerable backlash from both sides of the aisle. Critics said it undermined democratic values and institutions.
In a blue state like Jersey, the bill's proposed changes to the Reapportionment Council could yield a significant advantage for Democrats to control more than half the districts.
The activists who helped lead the state to a blue wave of midterm victories, are opposing a Democratic proposal to change the legislative redistricting process.
Voters would need to approve a plan to redesign the commission that redraws the state's 40 legislative districts.