CACR15 (2005) Detail

Relating to the use of certain revenues. Providing that revenues raised by a statewide property tax, income tax, or general sales tax be used exclusively to support local public schools.


CACR 15 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0554

06/09

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 15

RELATING TO: the use of certain revenues.

PROVIDING THAT: revenues raised by a statewide property tax, income tax, or general sales tax be used exclusively to support local public schools.

SPONSORS: Rep. Mirski, Graf 10

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that all revenues raised by a statewide property tax, income tax, or general sales tax shall be dedicated to funding public education.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0554

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: the use of certain revenues.

PROVIDING THAT: revenues raised by a statewide property tax, income tax, or general sales tax be used exclusively to support local public schools.

Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, that the

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That the second part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 6-b the following new article:

[Art.] 6-c. [Use of Certain Revenues Restricted to Education.] All revenue in excess of the necessary cost of collection and administration, accruing to the state from a statewide property tax, general graduated or non-graduated income tax, or general sales tax shall be appropriated and used exclusively for the support of local public schools, including but not limited to the cost of teachers, transportation of students, construction of school buildings and payment of the interest and principal of obligations incurred for said purposes, or any other direct or indirect costs associated with local public education as determined by act of the legislature; and no part of such revenues shall, by transfer of funds or otherwise, be diverted to any other purpose whatsoever and the distribution of such funds shall be determined solely by act of the legislature.

II. That the above amendment proposed to the constitution be submitted to the qualified voters of the state at the state general election to be held in November, 2006.

III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2006 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2005 session of the general court shall be approved.

IV. That the wording of the question put to the qualified voters shall be:

“Are you in favor of amending the Constitution to provide that certain tax revenues be restricted to funding education, by inserting after article 6-b of the second part of the constitution the following new article:

[Art.] 6-c. [Use of Certain Revenues Restricted to Education.] All revenue in excess of the necessary cost of collection and administration, accruing to the state from a statewide property tax, general graduated or non-graduated income tax, or general sales tax shall be appropriated and used exclusively for the support of local public schools, including but not limited to the cost of teachers, transportation of students, construction of school buildings and payment of the interest and principal of obligations incurred for said purposes, or any other direct or indirect costs associated with local public education as determined by act of the legislature; and no part of such revenues shall, by transfer of funds or otherwise, be diverted to any other purpose whatsoever and the distribution of such funds shall be determined solely by act of the legislature.”

V. That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot with other constitutional questions. The ballot containing the question shall include 2 squares next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.” If no cross is made in either of the squares, the ballot shall not be counted on the question. The outside of the ballot shall be the same as the regular official ballot except that the words “Questions Relating to Constitutional Amendments proposed by the 2005 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

VI. That if the proposed amendment is approved by 2/3 of those voting on the amendment, it becomes effective when the governor proclaims its adoption.

Links

CACR15 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR15 Revision: 8584 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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