CACR24 (2012) Detail

Relating to age limitations for judges. Providing that no person shall be eligible to be appointed a judge until such person has reached 60 years of age.


CACR 24 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2242

09/01

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 24

RELATING TO: age limitations for judges.

PROVIDING THAT: no person shall be eligible to be appointed a judge until such person has reached 60 years of age.

SPONSORS: Rep. Kingsbury, Belk 4

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution requires judges to be at least 60 years of age when they are appointed.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2242

09/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: age limitations for judges.

PROVIDING THAT: no person shall be eligible to be appointed a judge until such person has reached 60 years of age.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 78 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 78. [Judges and Sheriffs, When Disqualified by Age.] No person shall hold the office of judge of any court, or judge of probate, or sheriff of any county, until he or she has attained the age of 60 years and after he or she has attained the age of [seventy] 70 years.

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 78 of the second part of the Constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 78. [Judges and Sheriffs, When Disqualified by Age.] No person shall hold the office of judge of any court, or judge of probate, or sheriff of any county, until he or she has attained the age of 60 years and after he or she has attained the age of 70 years.”

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.

Links

CACR24 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR24 Revision: 20611 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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