HCR7 (2017) Detail

Applying to the United States Congress to convene a limited convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing amendments to the federal Constitution concerning election reform that do not abrogate or amend the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.


HCR 7 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0257

03/04

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 7

 

A RESOLUTION applying to the United States Congress to convene a limited convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing amendments to the federal Constitution concerning election reform that do not abrogate or amend the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. T. Smith, Hills. 17; Rep. Theberge, Coos 3; Rep. Burton, Straf. 6; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Frost, Straf. 16; Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Patten, Merr. 17; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5

 

COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This house concurrent resolution requests that the United States Congress convene a convention to propose amendments to the federal Constitution for the exclusive purpose of election reform that do not abrogate or amend the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.

 

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17-0257

03/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

A RESOLUTION applying to the United States Congress to convene a limited convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing amendments to the federal Constitution concerning election reform that do not abrogate or amend the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.

 

Whereas, Article V of the United States Constitution requires the United States Congress to convene a convention for proposing amendments upon application of 2/3 of the legislatures of the several states; and

Whereas, the state of New Hampshire sees the need for a convention to propose amendments to the constitution; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the state of New Hampshire, speaking through its legislature and pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, hereby petitions the United States Congress to convene a convention to propose amendments to the federal Constitution for the exclusive purpose of election reform that do not abrogate or amend the First Amendment to the federal Constitution; and

That the state of New Hampshire intends that this be a continuing application considered together with applications calling for a convention passed in the 2013-2014 Vermont legislature as Joint Resolution Senate No. 27 (160 Congressional Record S4331, POM-284), the 2013-2014 California legislature's Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1 (160 Congressional Record S5507, POM-320), the 2013-2014 Illinois legislature's Senate Joint Resolution No. 42, the 2014-2015 New Jersey State legislature's Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 132, and all other past, pending, and future applications for a convention of similar purpose until at least 2/3 of the several states have applied for and Congress has convened a convention; and

That certified copies of this resolution be transmitted by the house clerk to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and all members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation with the respectful request that the full and complete text of this resolution be entered into the Congressional Record as an official memorial to Congress from the legislature of the state of New Hampshire, and to the presiding officers of the legislatures of each of the remaining states that have not yet applied to Congress for such a convention on this subject with the respectful request that they consider the adoption of similar legislation.

Links

HCR7 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HCR7 Revision: 679 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Docket


: Died on Table


March 9, 2017: Lay on Table (Rep. Baldasaro): MA RC 210-133 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 50


: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


March 8, 2017: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 11-7; RC)


Feb. 8, 2017: Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206


Jan. 25, 2017: Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 02:00 PM LOB 206


Jan. 5, 2017: Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs HJ 3 P. 14