Bill Text - CACR4 (2007)

Relating to: funding for public transportation. Providing that: revenues from the operation of motor vehicles or the sale or consumption of motor vehicle fuel may be used for public transportation.


Revision: Jan. 11, 2010, midnight

CACR 4 – AS INTRODUCED

2007 SESSION

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4

RELATING TO: funding for public transportation.

PROVIDING THAT: revenues from the operation of motor vehicles or the sale or consumption of motor vehicle fuel may be used for public transportation.

SPONSORS: Rep. S. Merrick, Coos 2; Rep. Phinizy, Sull 5; Rep. Edwards, Hills 26; Rep. Fontas, Hills 24; Rep. E. Merrick, Coos 2

COMMITTEE: Public Works and Highways

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that revenues from the operation of motor vehicles or the sale or consumption of motor vehicle fuel may be used for public transportation.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: funding for public transportation.

PROVIDING THAT: revenues from the operation of motor vehicles or the sale or consumption of motor vehicle fuel may be used for public transportation.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 6-a of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 6-a. [Use of Certain Revenues Restricted to Highways.] All revenue in excess of the necessary cost of collection and administration accruing to the state from registration fees, operators’ licenses, gasoline road tolls or any other special charges or taxes with respect to the operation of motor vehicles or the sale or consumption of motor vehicle fuels shall be appropriated and used exclusively for the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of public highways and public transportation within this state, including the supervision of traffic thereon and payment of the interest and principal of obligations incurred for said purposes; and no part of such revenues shall, by transfer of funds or otherwise, be diverted to any other purpose whatsoever.

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 6-a of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 6-a. [Use of Certain Revenues Restricted to Highways.] All revenue in excess of the necessary cost of collection and administration accruing to the state from registration fees, operators’ licenses, gasoline road tolls or any other special charges or taxes with respect to the operation of motor vehicles or the sale or consumption of motor vehicle fuels shall be appropriated and used exclusively for the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of public highways and public transportation within this state, including the supervision of traffic thereon and payment of the interest and principal of obligations incurred for said purposes; and no part of such revenues shall, by transfer of funds or otherwise, be diverted to any other purpose whatsoever.”

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.

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