Bill Text - CACR21 (2016)

(New Title) relating to the attorney general. Providing that the attorney general be chosen by ballot of the general court.


Revision: March 16, 2016, midnight

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CACR 21 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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2016 SESSION

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION\t21

 

RELATING TO:\tthe attorney general.

 

PROVIDING THAT:\tthe attorney general be elected to a 4-year term.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. McLean, Hills. 15

 

COMMITTEE:\tExecutive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

\tThis constitutional amendment concurrent resolution calls for the attorney general to be chosen by ballot of the general court.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type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 Sixteen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO:\tthe attorney general.

 

PROVIDING THAT: \tthe attorney general be chosen by ballot of the general court.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

\t\tI.  That article 46 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

\t[Art.] 46.  [Nomination and Appointment of Officers.] All judicial officers, [the attorney general,] and all officers of the Navy, and general and field officers of the militia, shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor and Council; and every such nomination shall be made at least three days prior to such appointment; and no appointment shall take place, unless a majority of the Council agree thereto.

\t\tII.  That article 67 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

\t[Art.] 67.  [Election of Secretary, [and] Treasurer, and Attorney General.]  The Secretary, [and] Treasurer, and Attorney General shall be chosen by joint ballot of the Senators and Representatives assembled in one room.

\t\tIII.  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.

\t\tIV.  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 2016 session of the general court shall be approved.

\t\tV.  That the wording of the question put to the qualified voters shall be:

“Are you in favor of amending articles 46 and 67 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

\t[Art.] 46.  [Nomination and Appointment of Officers.]  All judicial officers, and all officers of the Navy, and general and field officers of the militia, shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor and Council; and every such nomination shall be made at least three days prior to such appointment; and no appointment shall take place, unless a majority of the Council agree thereto.

\t[Art.] 67.  [Election of Secretary, Treasurer, and Attorney General.]  The Secretary, Treasurer, and Attorney General shall be chosen by joint ballot of the Senators and Representatives assembled in one room."

\t\tVI.  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 2016 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

\t\tVII.  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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