CACR33 (2006) Detail

Relating to the number of members of the senate and senatorial districts. Providing that the senate shall consist of 30 members with 3 elected at large from each district and that senate districts shall conform to county boundaries.


CACR 33 - AS INTRODUCED

2006 SESSION

06-2150

06/10

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 33

RELATING TO: the number of members of the senate and senatorial districts.

PROVIDING THAT: the senate shall consist of 30 members with 3 elected at large from each district and that senate districts shall conform to county boundaries.

SPONSORS: Rep. Buzzell, Coos 4

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment-concurrent resolution provides that the membership of the senate shall be increased from 24 to 30 and that the number of senate districts shall be reduced from 24 to 10. Each senate district shall conform to the boundaries of a county and each shall elect 3 senators, at large.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

06-2150

06/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: the number of members of the senate and senatorial districts.

PROVIDING THAT: the senate shall consist of 30 members with 3 elected at large from each district and that senate districts shall conform to county boundaries.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 25 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 25. [Senate, How Constituted.] The senate shall consist of [twenty-four] 30 members.

II. That article 26 of the second part of the constitution be repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

[Art.] 26. [Senatorial Districts, How Constituted.] And that the state may be equally represented in the senate, the legislature shall divide the state into 10 districts. Each district shall conform to the boundaries of a county of the state and each district shall be represented by 3 senators, elected at large.

III. That article 37 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 37. [Senate to Elect Their Own Officers; Quorum.] The senate shall appoint their president and other officers, and determine their own rules of proceedings: And not less than [thirteen] 16 members of the senate shall make a quorum for doing business; and when less than [sixteen] 20 senators shall be present, the assent of [ten] 13, at least, shall be necessary to render their acts and proceedings valid.

IV. 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.

V. 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 2006 session of the general court shall be approved.

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

Are you in favor of amending the Constitution to provide that:

Article 25 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 25. [Senate, How Constituted.] The senate shall consist of 30 members.

Article 26 of the second part of the constitution be repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

[Art.] 26. [Senatorial Districts, How Constituted.] And that the state may be equally represented in the senate, the legislature shall divide the state into 10 districts. Each district shall conform to the boundaries a county of the state and each district shall be represented by 3 senators, elected at large.

Article 37 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 37. [Senate to Elect Their Own Officers; Quorum.] The senate shall appoint their president and other officers, and determine their own rules of proceedings: And not less than 16 members of the senate shall make a quorum for doing business; and when less than 20 senators shall be present, the assent of 13, at least, shall be necessary to render their acts and proceedings valid.

VII. 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 2006 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

VIII. That if the proposed amendment is approved by 2/3 of those voting on the amendment, it becomes effective on January 1, 2008.

Links

CACR33 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR33 Revision: 9364 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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