CACR10 (2019) Detail

Relating to a state income tax. Providing that revenue from any state income tax shall be returned to the cities, towns, school districts, and counties to assist in property tax relief.


CACR 10 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

19-0479

06/01

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 10

 

RELATING TO: a state income tax.

 

PROVIDING THAT: revenue from any state income tax shall be returned to the cities, towns, school districts, and counties to assist in property tax relief.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Schamberg, Merr. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that if an income tax is enacted in the state it can only be for the purpose of reducing real estate property taxes by the amount raised.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

19-0479

06/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: a state income tax.

 

PROVIDING THAT: revenue from any state income tax shall be returned to the cities, towns, school districts, and counties to assist in property tax relief.

 

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 Income Tax Revenues Restricted to Reducing Real Estate Property Taxes.]  All revenue from any personal income tax enacted in the state shall be returned to the cities, towns, school districts, and counties to assist in property tax relief .

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 first part of the constitution by inserting after article 6-b a new article to read as follows:

[Art.]6-c.  [Use of Income Tax Revenues Restricted to Reducing Real Estate Property Taxes.]  All revenue from any personal income tax enacted in the state shall be returned to the cities, towns, school districts, and counties to assist in property tax relief."

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 state income tax in New Hampshire.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, if an income tax is ever enacted, the revenue from it would be used only to reduce property taxes.

Links

CACR10 at GenCourtMobile
CACR10 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 14, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR10 Revision: 4832 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Ways and Means HJ 3 P. 20
Jan. 24, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 03:00 pm LOB 202
Feb. 20, 2019 Full Committee Work Session: 02/20/2019 10:00 am LOB 202
Feb. 20, 2019 Executive Session: 02/20/2019 11:00 am LOB 202
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 16-1; RC)
March 7, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/07/2019 (Vote 16-1; RC) HC 14 P. 21
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Special Order to 03/14/2019 Without Objection HJ 8 P. 60
March 14, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC 285-23 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 46