CACR18 (2005) Detail

Relating to compensation for members of the general court. Providing that members of the general court shall receive $4,000 per biennium.


CACR 18 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0472

06/10

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 18

RELATING TO: compensation for members of the general court.

PROVIDING THAT: members of the general court shall receive $4,000 per biennium.

SPONSORS: Rep. Dickinson, Carr 1

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution changes the compensation of the members of the legislature to $4,000 each for the biennium and the compensation of the presiding officers to $4,500 each.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0472

06/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: compensation for members of the general court.

PROVIDING THAT: members of the general court shall receive $4,000 per biennium.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 15 of the second part of the constitution, relative to compensation of the legislature, be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 15th. [Compensation of the Legislature.] The presiding officers of both houses of the legislature, shall severally receive out of the state treasury as compensation in full for their services for the term elected the sum of [$250] $4,500 for each biennium and all other members thereof, seasonably attending and not departing without license, the sum of [$200] $4,000 for each biennium and each member shall receive mileage for actual daily attendance on legislative days, but not after the legislature shall have been in session for 45 legislative days or after the first day of July following the annual assembly of the legislature, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that, when a special session shall be called by the governor or by a 2/3 vote of the then qualified members of each branch of the general court, such officers and members shall receive for attendance an additional compensation of [$3] $60 for a period not exceeding 15 days and the usual mileage. Nothing herein shall prevent the payment of additional mileage to members attending committee meetings or on other legislative business on nonlegislative days.

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 each member of the legislature shall receive $4,000 for the 2-year term and each presiding officer shall receive $4,500 by amending article 15 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 15th. [Compensation of the Legislature.] The presiding officers of both houses of the legislature, shall severally receive out of the state treasury as compensation in full for their services for the term elected the sum of $4,500 for each biennium, and all other members thereof, seasonably attending and not departing without license, the sum of $4,000 for each biennium and each member shall receive mileage for actual daily attendance on legislative days, but not after the legislature shall have been in session for 45 legislative days or after the first day of July following the annual assembly of the legislature, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that, when a special session shall be called by the governor or by a 2/3 vote of the then qualified members of each branch of the general court, such officers and members shall receive for attendance an additional compensation of $60 for each day for a period not exceeding 15 days and the usual mileage. Nothing herein shall prevent the payment of additional mileage to members attending committee meetings or on other legislative business on nonlegislative days.”

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

CACR18 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR18 Revision: 8587 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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