CACR10 (2018) Detail

Relating to sessions of the legislature. Providing that there be no secret sessions of the legislature.


CACR 10 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2449

06/05

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 10

 

RELATING TO: sessions of the legislature.

 

PROVIDING THAT: there be no secret sessions of the legislature.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Dyer, Hills. 37; Rep. Stallcop, Ches. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that all sessions of the legislature be open to all persons who behave decently.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

18-2449

06/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: sessions of the legislature.

 

PROVIDING THAT: there be no secret sessions of the legislature.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That article 8 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 8.  [Open Sessions of Legislature.]  The doors of the galleries, of each house of the Legislature, shall be kept open to all persons who behave decently[, except when the welfare of the state, in the opinion of either branch, shall require secrecy].

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 2018 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 article 8 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 8.  [Open Sessions of Legislature.]  The doors of the galleries, of each house of the Legislature, shall be kept open to all persons who behave decently."

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 2018 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

CACR10 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 11, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR10 Revision: 1920 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 11, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/11/2018 01:20 PM LOB 104
Jan. 11, 2018 Executive Session: 01/11/2018 LOB 104
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-0; CC)
Feb. 7, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 11-0; CC) HC 5 P. 11
Feb. 8, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 8