CACR1 (2007) Detail

Relating to: the definition of marriage. Providing that: marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.


CACR 1 - AS INTRODUCED

2007 SESSION

07-0996

09/10

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 1

RELATING TO: the definition of marriage.

PROVIDING THAT: marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.

SPONSORS: Rep. Dumaine, Rock 3; Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Boyce, Belk 5; Rep. Headd, Rock 3; Rep. N. Elliott, Hills 19

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that only marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid in New Hampshire.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

07-0996

09/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: the definition of marriage.

PROVIDING THAT: marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That the first part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 39 the following new article:

[Art.] 40th. [Marriage.] A marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this 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, 2008.

III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2008 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2007 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 first part of the Constitution by inserting a new article to provide that marriage is defined as follows:

[Art.] 40th. [Marriage.] A marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this 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 2007 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

CACR1 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

CACR1 Revision: 10417 Date: Jan. 11, 2010, midnight

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