Bill Text - CACR22 (2012)

Relating to the chief justice of the supreme court. Providing that the chief justice shall adopt court rules with the concurrence of the general court.


Revision: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

CACR 22 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2030

06/09

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 22

RELATING TO: the chief justice of the supreme court.

PROVIDING THAT: the chief justice shall adopt court rules with the concurrence of the general court.

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Mirski, Graf 10; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5; Rep. Oligny, Rock 8

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution requires the concurrence of the general court in rules made by the chief justice of the supreme court governing the administration of all courts in the state.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2030

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: the chief justice of the supreme court.

PROVIDING THAT: the chief justice shall adopt court rules with the concurrence of the general court.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 73-a of the second part of the constitution be amended to

read as follows:

[Art.] 73-a. [[Supreme Court, Administration.]] The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall be the administrative head of all the [courts] Judiciaries of the State. [He] The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall, with the concurrence of a majority of the Supreme Court justices and the Legislature, make rules governing the administration of all judicatories in the State and the practice and procedure to be followed in all such judicatories. [The rules so promulgated shall have the force and effect of law.]

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, 2012.

III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2012 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2012 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 73-a of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 73-a. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall be the administrative head of all the Judiciaries of the State. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall, with the concurrence of a majority of the Supreme Court justices and the Legislature, make rules governing the administration of all judicatories in the State and the practice and procedure to be followed in all such judicatories.”

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 2012 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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