Bill Text - CACR7 (2015)

Relating to funding substance abuse treatment. Providing that all moneys received for the substance abuse treatment fund under RSA 172:14 and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the substance abuse treatment fund. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of the substance abuse treatment fund and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose.


Revision: Dec. 16, 2015, midnight

CACR 7 – AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 7

RELATING TO: funding substance abuse treatment.

PROVIDING THAT: all moneys received for the substance abuse treatment fund under RSA?172:14 and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the substance abuse treatment fund. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of the substance abuse treatment fund and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose.

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Brown, Hills 31

COMMITTEE: Finance

ANALYSIS

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that all moneys received for the substance abuse treatment fund under RSA 172:14 and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the substance abuse treatment fund. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of the substance abuse treatment fund and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

RELATING TO: funding substance abuse treatment.

PROVIDING THAT: all moneys received for the substance abuse treatment fund under RSA?172:14 and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the substance abuse treatment fund. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of the substance abuse treatment fund and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose.

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

I. That part second of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 6-b the following new article:

[Art.] 6-c. [Substance Abuse Treatment Fund Restricted]. All moneys received for the substance abuse treatment fund under RSA 172:14 and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the substance abuse treatment fund. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of the substance abuse treatment fund and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other 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 Constitution by inserting after article 6-b a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 6-c. [Substance Abuse Treatment Fund Restricted]. All moneys received for the substance abuse treatment fund under RSA 172:14 and all the interest received on such moneys shall, after deducting the necessary costs of administration, be appropriated and used exclusively for the substance abuse treatment fund. Such moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of the substance abuse treatment fund and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other 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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