Bill Details - CACR1 (2019)

CACR 1 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0021

06/04

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 1

 

RELATING TO: alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

 

PROVIDING THAT: a portion of liquor commission revenue be used for alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that a portion of liquor commission revenue shall be used for alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

19-0021

06/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

 

PROVIDING THAT: a portion of liquor commission revenue be used for alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

 

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 6-b the following new article:

[Art.] 6-c.  [Use of Liquor Revenues.]  Five percent of the previous fiscal year gross profits derived by the state liquor commission from the sale of liquor shall be appropriated and used exclusively for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services.  Gross profit shall be defined as total operating revenue minus the cost of sales and services as presented in the state of New Hampshire comprehensive annual financial report, statement of revenues, expenses, and changes in net position for proprietary funds.  Such moneys shall be exclusively for the purpose of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose.

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, 2020.

III.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2020 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2019 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 6-b a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 6-c.  [Use of Liquor Revenues.]  Five percent of the previous fiscal year gross profits derived by the state liquor commission from the sale of liquor shall be appropriated and used exclusively for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services.  Gross profit shall be defined as total operating revenue minus the cost of sales and services as presented in the state of New Hampshire comprehensive annual financial report, statement of revenues, expenses, and changes in net position for proprietary funds.  Such moneys shall be exclusively for the purpose of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services and shall not be transferred or diverted to any other purpose."

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 2019 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.

VII.  Voters' Guide.

AT THE PRESENT TIME, there is no constitutional provision for the appropriation of profits from the sale of liquor.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, this amendment will require that 5 percent of the previous fiscal year’s gross profits from the sale of liquor shall be appropriated and used for alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Finance HJ 2 P. 47
Jan. 17, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/17/2019 01:00 pm LOB 210-211
Feb. 13, 2019 Finance-Division III Work Session: 02/13/2019 10:45 am LOB 212
March 13, 2019 Executive Session: 03/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 210-211
Retained in Committee

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2019 House Hearing
March 13, 2019 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

CACR1 Revision: 4391 Date: Jan. 2, 2019, 9:56 a.m.