CACR11 (2018) Detail

Relating to elections. Providing that a majority of selectmen shall be present at certain polling places.


CACR 11 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2089

06/05

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 11

 

RELATING TO: elections.

 

PROVIDING THAT: a majority of selectmen shall be present at certain polling places.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that a majority of selectmen of a town be present at the polls for biennial elections.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

18-2089

06/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: elections.

 

PROVIDING THAT: a majority of selectmen shall be present at certain polling places.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That article 32 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 32.  [Biennial Meetings, How Warned, Governed, and Conducted; Return of Votes, etc.] The meetings for the choice of Governor, Council and Senators, shall be warned by warrant from the Selectmen, and governed by a moderator, who shall, in the presence of [the selectmen] a majority of the Selectmen (whose duty it shall be to attend) in open meeting, receive the votes of all the inhabitants of such towns and wards present, and qualified to vote for Senators; and shall, in said meetings, in presence of the said Selectmen, and of the town or city Clerk, in said meetings, sort and count the said votes, and make a public declaration thereof, with the name of every person voted for, and the number of votes for each person; and the town or city Clerk shall make a fair record of the same at large, in the town book, and shall make out a fair attested copy thereof, to be by him sealed up and directed to the Secretary of State, within five days following the election, with a superscription expressing the purport there of.

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 32 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 32.  [Biennial Meetings, How Warned, Governed, and Conducted; Return of Votes, etc.] The meetings for the choice of Governor, Council and Senators, shall be warned by warrant from the Selectmen, and governed by a moderator, who shall, in the presence of a majority of the Selectmen (whose duty it shall be to attend) in open meeting, receive the votes of all the inhabitants of such towns and wards present, and qualified to vote for Senators; and shall, in said meetings, in presence of the said Selectmen, and of the town or city Clerk, in said meetings, sort and count the said votes, and make a public declaration thereof, with the name of every person voted for, and the number of votes for each person; and the town or city Clerk shall make a fair record of the same at large, in the town book, and shall make out a fair attested copy thereof, to be by him sealed up and directed to the Secretary of State, within five days following the election, with a superscription expressing the purport there of.

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

CACR11 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR11 Revision: 2099 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Election Law HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 11, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/11/2018 11:30 AM LOB 308
Feb. 13, 2018 Executive Session: 02/13/2018 11:00 AM LOB 308
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 14
March 6, 2018 Removed from Consent (Rep. Pearl) 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 4
March 6, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 15, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65; extending deadline for action to 3/22/2018 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 69
March 22, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 256-76 03/22/2018 HJ 10 P. 13