CACR6 (2017) Detail

Relating to conflict of interest. Providing that no member of the general court shall sponsor, advocate for, nor vote on any legislation which would create a financial conflict of interest.


CACR 6 6 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0255

06/09

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6

 

RELATING TO: conflict of interest.

 

PROVIDING THAT: no member of the general court shall sponsor, advocate for, nor vote on any legislation which would create a financial conflict of interest.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. Theberge, Coos 3; Rep. Burton, Straf. 6; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that no member of the general court may advocate for, nor vote on, any legislation which creates a financial conflict of interest.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

17-0255

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: conflict of interest.

 

PROVIDING THAT: no member of the general court shall sponsor, advocate for, nor vote on any legislation which would create a financial conflict of interest.

 

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 7 the following new article:

[Art.] 7-a.  [Financial Conflicts Of Interest.]  No member of the General Court shall advocate for, vote on, sponsor, or submit any form of bill or legislation which would stand under reasonable scrutiny to create a financial conflict of interest for that member of the General Court or a member of his or her immediate family more than for other members, with the exception that members of the General Court may introduce amendments to this Constitution on any topic including salaries or other financial matters as may be necessary to update from time to time.  Both chambers of the General Court shall adopt rules in accordance with this article.

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, 2018.

III.  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.

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 7 a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 7-a.  [Financial Conflicts Of Interest.]  No member of the General Court shall advocate for, vote on, sponsor, or submit any form of bill or legislation which would stand under reasonable scrutiny to create a financial conflict of interest for that member of the General Court or a member of his or her immediate family more than for other members, with the exception that members of the General Court may introduce amendments to this Constitution on any topic including salaries or other financial matters as may be necessary to update from time to time.  Both chambers of the General Court shall adopt rules in accordance with this article. ”

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 2017 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.

Links

CACR6 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 28, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR6 Revision: 441 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 8:17 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 2 P. 23
Feb. 7, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/07/2017 11:15 AM LOB 104
Feb. 28, 2017 Executive Session: 02/28/2017 10:00 AM LOB 104
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 7-4; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 9, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 208-153 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 41