Bill Text - CACR22 (2016)

(New Title) relating to the right to privacy. Providing that an individual's right to live free from governmental interference is fundamental.


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CACR 22 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION\t22

 

RELATING TO:\tthe right to privacy.

 

PROVIDING THAT:\tan individual's right to live free from governmental interference is fundamental.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Kurk, Hills. 2; Rep. Rouillard, Hills. 6; Rep. Whitehouse, Straf. 2; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11

 

COMMITTEE:\tJudiciary

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

\tThis constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that there is a fundamental right to live free of governmental interference.

 

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\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type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

 

PROVIDING THAT:\tan individual's right to live free from governmental interference is fundamental.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

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

\t[Art.] 2-b.  [Right to Privacy.] An individual's right to live free from governmental interference in private or personal matters is fundamental.

\t\tII.  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\tIII.  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\tIV.  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 new article to read as follows:

\t[Art.] 2-b.  [Right to Privacy.] An individual's right to live free from governmental interference in private or personal matters is fundamental."

\t\tV.  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\tVI.  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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