CACR33 (2012) Detail

Relating to biennial legislative sessions. Providing that the general court shall meet biennially.


CACR 33 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2811

06/09

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 33

RELATING TO: biennial legislative sessions.

PROVIDING THAT: the general court shall meet biennially.

SPONSORS: Sen. White, Dist 9; Sen. Boutin, Dist 16; Sen. Bragdon, Dist 11; Sen. De Blois, Dist 18; Sen. Forsythe, Dist 4; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Sen. Lambert, Dist 13; Sen. Luther, Dist 12; Rep. Avard, Hills 20; Rep. K. Murphy, Hills 18; Rep. Gimas, Hills 12; Rep. Pepino, Hills 11

COMMITTEE: Internal Affairs

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that the general court meet biennially.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2811

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: biennial legislative sessions.

PROVIDING THAT: the general court shall meet biennially.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That article 3 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 3. [General Court, When to Meet and Dissolve.] The senate and house shall assemble biennially on the first Wednesday of December for organizational purposes [in even numbered years,] and, following their organization, they shall assemble [annually] on the first Wednesday following the first Tuesday in January, and at such other times as they may judge necessary; and shall dissolve and be dissolved at 12:01 A.M. on the first Wednesday of December [in even numbered years] biennially and shall be styled The General Court of New Hampshire.

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 3 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 3. [General Court, When to Meet and Dissolve.] The senate and house shall assemble biennially on the first Wednesday of December for organizational purposes and, following their organization, they shall assemble on the first Wednesday following the first Tuesday in January, and at such other times as they may judge necessary; and shall dissolve and be dissolved at 12:01 A.M. on the first Wednesday of December biennially and shall be styled The General Court of New Hampshire.”

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

CACR33 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR33 Revision: 20623 Date: Dec. 23, 2011, midnight

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