CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4
SPONSORS: Rep. Camm, Rock 8; Rep. Bicknell, Rock 1; Rep. Weyler, Rock 8; Rep. Alger, Graf 6; Rep. Hughes, Rock 18; Sen. Barnes, Dist 17; Sen. Boyce, Dist 4
This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that a 3/5 vote of the house of representatives and the senate shall be required to pass a new tax or to increase any assessment, rate, or tax, tariff, or fee that has been levied.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
RELATING TO: taxation.
PROVIDING THAT: a 3/5 vote is required to pass a new tax or to increase a tax after it is levied.
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 5-B the following new article:
[Art.] 5-c. [Increase in Rate of Taxation.] A 3/5 vote of the members present and voting in the house of representatives and in the senate shall be required to pass a new tax or to increase a rate of assessment or tax, tariff, or fee that has been levied by the state.
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 second part of the Constitution by inserting a new article 5-c to read as follows:
[Art.] 5-c. [Increase in Rate of Taxation.] A 3/5 vote of the members present and voting in the house of representatives and in the senate shall be required to pass a new tax or to increase a rate of assessment or tax, tariff, or fee that has been levied by the state.”
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.