Bill Text - CACR3 (2013)

Relating to parental rights. Providing that parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children.


Revision: Dec. 31, 2013, midnight

CACR 3 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 3

RELATING TO: parental rights.

PROVIDING THAT: parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children.

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 10; Rep. Comerford, Rock 33; Rep. Tucker, Rock 23; Rep.?Kappler, Rock 3; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 5; Rep. Hoell, Merr 23

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: parental rights.

PROVIDING THAT: parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That the first part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 2-a the following new article:

[Art.] 2-b. Parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children.

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, 2014.

III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2014 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2013 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 first part of the constitution by inserting after article 2-a a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 2-b. Parents have the natural right to control the health, education, and welfare of their children.”

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 2013 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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