CACR23 (2010) Detail

Relating to taxation. Providing that a 2/3 vote is required to pass legislation imposing new or increased taxes or license fees provided that the legislature may increase the rate of taxes and fees with a majority vote in any fiscal year that insufficient revenues are provided to pay the principal and interest on a debt payable in that year, to which the state has pledged its faith and credit.


CACR 23 – AS INTRODUCED

2010 SESSION

10-2067

06/05

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 23

RELATING TO: taxation.

PROVIDING THAT: a 2/3 vote is required to pass legislation imposing new or increased taxes or license fees provided that the legislature may increase the rate of taxes and fees with a majority vote in any fiscal year that insufficient revenues are provided to pay the principal and interest on a debt payable in that year, to which the state has pledged its faith and credit.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ulery, Hills 27; Rep. McGuire, Merr 8; Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Renzullo, Hills 27

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that a 2/3 vote of the house of representatives and the senate shall be required to pass a new tax or license fee or to increase an any tax or license fee that has been levied provided that the legislature may increase the rate of taxes and fees with a majority vote in any fiscal year that insufficient revenues are provided to pay the principal and interest on a debt payable in that year, to which the state has pledged its faith and credit.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10-2067

06/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: taxation.

PROVIDING THAT: a 2/3 vote is required to pass legislation imposing new or increased taxes or license fees provided that the legislature may increase the rate of taxes and fees with a majority vote in any fiscal year that insufficient revenues are provided to pay the principal and interest on a debt payable in that year, to which the state has pledged its faith and credit.

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 5-b the following new article:

[Art.] 5-c. [Increase in Rate of Taxation.] A 2/3 vote of the house of representatives and the senate shall be required to pass a new tax or license fee or to increase a tax or license fee that has been levied by the state provided, however, that if, prior to the beginning of each fiscal year of the state, insufficient revenues are provided to pay principal and interest on a debt to which the state has pledged its faith and credit, which is due and payable in such year, the legislature may, by majority vote, increase the rate of taxes and license fees to make up for such insufficient revenues.

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, 2010.

III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards, and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2010 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2010 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 5-b a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 5-c. [Increase in Rate of Taxation.] A 2/3 vote of the house of representatives and the senate shall be required to pass a new tax or license fee or to increase a tax or license fee that has been levied by the state provided, however, that if, prior to the beginning of each fiscal year of the state, insufficient revenues are provided to pay principal and interest on a debt to which the state has pledged its faith and credit, which is due and payable in such year, the legislature may, by majority vote, increase the rate of taxes and license fees to make up for such insufficient revenues.”

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 2010 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

CACR23 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR23 Revision: 14865 Date: Dec. 10, 2009, midnight

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