CACR4 (2017) Detail

Relating to the attorney general. Providing that the attorney general shall be elected every 2 years.


CACR 4 4 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0372

06/03

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4

 

RELATING TO: the attorney general.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the attorney general shall be elected every 2 years.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37; Rep. Welch, Rock. 13; Rep. Ohm, Hills. 36; Rep. L. Turcotte, Straf. 4; Rep. Rouillard, Hills. 6; Rep. Vose, Rock. 9; Rep. McConnell, Ches. 12; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that the attorney general shall be elected biennially by vote of the senators and representatives, instead of being nominated and appointed by the governor and council.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

17-0372

06/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: the attorney general.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the attorney general shall be elected every 2 years.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

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

[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] 3 days prior to such appointment; and no appointment shall take place, unless a majority of the council agree thereto.

II.  That the second part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 59 the following new article:

[Art.] 59-a.  [Election of Attorney General]  The attorney general shall be chosen by joint ballot of the senators and representatives assembled in one room.

III.  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, 2018.

IV.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2018 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2017 session of the general court shall be approved.

V.  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 amending article 46 and inserting a new article after article 59 to read as follows:

[Art.] 46.  [Nomination and Appointment of Officers.]  All judicial officers, 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 3 days prior to such appointment; and no appointment shall take place, unless a majority of the council agree thereto.

[Art.] 59-a.  [Election of Attorney General.]  The attorney general shall be chosen by joint ballot of the senators and representatives assembled in one room."

VI.  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 2017 General Court” shall be printed in bold type at the top of the ballot.

VII.  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

CACR4 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR4 Revision: 161 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 8:17 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 23
Jan. 10, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/10/2017 02:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 23, 2017 Executive Session: 02/23/2017 02:00 PM LOB 305-307
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 17-3; RC)
March 8, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 103