Bill Text - CACR2 (2015)

Relating to dedicated funds. Providing that funds shall be used solely for the purpose of the fund.


Revision: March 27, 2015, midnight

CACR 2 – AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0088

06/09

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2

RELATING TO: dedicated funds.

PROVIDING THAT: funds shall be used solely for the purpose of the fund.

SPONSORS: Rep. Steven Smith, Sull 11; Rep. Laware, Sull 8; Rep. Itse, Rock 10; Rep. Grenier, Sull 7; Sen. Pierce, Dist 5; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that revenue from fees and assessments shall be used only for the special program for which such fees or assessments were imposed.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0088

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: dedicated funds.

PROVIDING THAT: funds shall be used solely for the purpose of the fund.

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 6-b the following new article:

[Art.] 6-c. [Use of Dedicated Funds.] Whenever by statute a special fee or assessment is imposed to defray the costs of a special program, all revenue therefrom shall be devoted to supporting the special program, except for an amount that reasonably approximates the State’s actual costs of administering the special program, unless two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate vote to appropriate such revenue for another purpose.

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 6-b a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 6-c. [Use of Dedicated Funds.] Whenever by statute a special fee or assessment is imposed to defray the costs of a special program, all revenue therefrom shall be devoted to supporting the special program, except for an amount that reasonably approximates the State’s actual costs of administering the special program, unless two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate vote to appropriate such revenue for another purpose.”

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.

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