CACR12 (2015) Detail

Relating to qualifications for public office. Providing that no person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought.


CACR 12 - AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0492

08/05

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 12

RELATING TO: qualifications for public office.

PROVIDING THAT: no person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ulery, Hills 37

COMMITTEE: Election Law

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that no person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0492

08/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: qualifications for public office.

PROVIDING THAT: no person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought.

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 101 the following new article:

[Art.] 102. [Qualifying Domicile For Elected Office.] No person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought.

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, 2016.

III. That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2016 election an article to the following effect: To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2015 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 101 a new article to read as follows?

[Art.] 102. [Qualifying Domicile For Elected Office.] No person shall be qualified for any elective office unless previously residing in and having as domicile a place within the limits of the district for which the candidate is seeking office for no less than the term of the office sought.”

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 2015 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

CACR12 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

CACR12 Revision: 27551 Date: March 27, 2015, midnight

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