CACR13 (2007) Detail

Relating to the state senate. Providing that state senators shall be 25 years of age or older.


CACR 13 – AS INTRODUCED

2007 SESSION

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06/04

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 13

RELATING TO: the state senate.

PROVIDING THAT: state senators shall be 25 years of age or older.

SPONSORS: Sen. Kenney, Dist 3; Rep. Matthew Quandt, Rock 13; Rep. Fontas, Hills 24

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Internal Affairs

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that state senators shall be 25 years of age or older.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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06/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: the state senate.

PROVIDING THAT: state senators shall be 25 years of age or older.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 29 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 29. [Qualifications of Senators.] Provided nevertheless, that no person shall be capable of being elected a senator, who is not of the age of [thirty] 25 years, and who shall not have been an inhabitant of this state for [seven] 7 years immediately preceding his election, and at the time thereof he shall be an inhabitant of the district for which he shall be chosen. Should such person, after election, cease to be an inhabitant of the district for which he was chosen, he shall be disqualified to hold said position and a vacancy shall be declared therein.

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 article 29 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 29. [Qualifications of Senators.] Provided nevertheless, that no person shall be capable of being elected a senator, who is not of the age of 25 years, and who shall not have been an inhabitant of this state for 7 years immediately preceding his election, and at the time thereof he shall be an inhabitant of the district for which he shall be chosen. Should such person, after election, cease to be an inhabitant of the district for which he was chosen, he shall be disqualified to hold said position and a vacancy shall be declared therein.”

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

CACR13 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR13 Revision: 10419 Date: Jan. 11, 2010, midnight

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