HJR4 (2018) Detail

Urging Congress to apply laws equally to United States citizens and members of Congress.


HJR 4 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2121

05/01

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 4

 

A RESOLUTION urging Congress to apply laws equally to United States citizens and members of Congress.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37; Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill urges the states to hold a constitutional convention for the purpose of amending the United States Constitution to require that any law applied to United States citizens also apply to members of Congress.

 

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18-2121

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

A RESOLUTION urging Congress to apply laws equally to United States citizens and members of Congress.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

Whereas, the general court of New Hampshire was the ninth state to confirm the Constitution of the United States, thus causing its implementation on the original members of the United States; and

Whereas, the several states independently make laws affecting their residents as is their right; and

Whereas, the individual elected members of the sovereign state of New Hampshire, its representatives, and senators, are equally, rightly, and justly subject to the laws they create for their residents; and

Whereas, the federal government, a creation of the several states, has made laws that affect the people of the several states while frequently exempting the elected representatives to the federal government and other members of the federal government from the laws they impose on the populations of the several states; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

That the state of New Hampshire hereby petitions, and solicits its sister States to petition, the Congress of the United States to convene a Convention of the States for the purpose of proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that laws made by the federal government apply not only to the people and the several states but also to the federal government; to wit: Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not equally apply to the Senators and/or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States; and

That the resolution shall serve as a continuing petition in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the several states have submitted petitions on the same subject; and unless and until revoked by the general court of the state of New Hampshire; and

That the house clerk and senate clerk shall jointly send a signed copy of this resolution to the clerks of the House and Senate of the Congress of the United States and to each member of the New Hampshire congressional delegation.

Links

HJR4 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HJR4 Revision: 1986 Date: Nov. 7, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs HJ 1 P. 25
Jan. 24, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 01:00 PM LOB 206
Feb. 14, 2018 Full Committee Work Session: 02/14/2018 10:00 AM LOB 206
Feb. 14, 2018 Executive Session: 02/14/2018 LOB 206
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 14-4; RC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 14-4; RC) HC 9 P. 48
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 112