CACR14 (2008) Detail

Relating to cherishing public schools. Providing that state aid to public schools cannot decrease unless the number of students decreases.


CACR 14 – AS INTRODUCED

2007 SESSION

07-0655

06/04

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 14

RELATING TO: cherishing public schools.

PROVIDING THAT: state aid to public schools cannot decrease unless the number of students decreases.

SPONSORS: Rep. Stiles, Rock 15

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that total state aid to public education cannot decrease unless there is a decrease in the number of students attending the public school system.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

07-0655

06/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: cherishing public schools.

PROVIDING THAT: state aid to public schools cannot decrease unless the number of students decreases.

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 83 the following new article:

[Art.] 83-a [Cherish Public Schools.] The general court shall cherish public schools by targeting education funding aid in support of public education. The total state education aid to the public school system shall not decrease unless there is a decrease in the number of students attending the public school system.

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 second part of the constitution by inserting the following new article:

[Art.] 83-a [Cherish Public Schools.] The general court shall cherish public schools by targeting education funding aid in support of public education. The total state education aid to the public school system shall not decrease unless there is a decrease in the number of students attending the public school system.”

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

CACR14 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR14 Revision: 11307 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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