CACR27 (2008) Detail

Relating to the election of a state auditor. Providing that the state auditor shall be elected to a term of 4 years and shall be responsible for auditing the accounts of the treasurer.


CACR 27 – AS INTRODUCED

2008 SESSION

08-2297

05/10

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 27

RELATING TO: the election of a state auditor.

PROVIDING THAT: the state auditor shall be elected to a term of 4 years and shall be responsible for auditing the accounts of the treasurer.

SPONSORS: Rep. Phinizy, Sull 5; Rep. DiFruscia, Rock 4; Rep. Ferland, Sull 5

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment provides for the general election of a state auditor, who shall serve a term of 4 years and shall be responsible for auditing the accounts of the treasurer.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

08-2297

05/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: the election of a state auditor.

PROVIDING THAT: the state auditor shall be elected to a term of 4 years and shall be responsible for auditing the accounts of the treasurer.

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 70 the following new article:

[Art.] 70-a. [State Auditor.] There is hereby established the office of the state auditor, an independent office of the state, under the direction and supervision of the state auditor. The state auditor shall be responsible for auditing the accounts of the treasurer and shall have such powers and perform such duties in connection therewith as may be prescribed by law. The state auditor shall be a publicly elected official and shall serve a term of 4 years. The state auditor shall be elected in the general election on the first Wednesday, following the first Tuesday in January.

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 2008 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 after article 70 a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 70-a. [State Auditor.] There is hereby established the office of the state auditor, an independent office of the state, under the direction and supervision of the state auditor. The state auditor shall be responsible for auditing the accounts of the treasurer and shall have such powers and perform such duties in connection therewith as may be prescribed by law. The state auditor shall be a publicly elected official and shall serve a term of 4 years. The state auditor shall be elected in the general election on the first Wednesday, following the first Tuesday in January.

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 2008 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

CACR27 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR27 Revision: 11316 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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