Bill Details - CACR11 (2019)

CACR 11 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0613

06/08

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 11

 

RELATING TO: taxes.

 

PROVIDING THAT: any broad-based sales tax shall be prohibited.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Harrington, Straf. 3; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Ways and Means

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution prohibits the adoption of any broad-based sales tax in New Hampshire not in effect as of January 1, 2019.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

19-0613

06/08

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: taxes.

 

PROVIDING THAT: any broad-based sales tax shall be prohibited.

 

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.  [Broad-Based Sales Tax Prohibited.] The General Court is prohibited from adopting any broad-based sales tax not in effect as of January 1, 2019.

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.  [Broad-Based Sales Tax Prohibited.] The General Court is prohibited from adopting any broad-based sales tax not in effect as of January 1, 2019."

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, the state legislature has the authority to adopt a broad-based sales tax.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, the state legislature will be prohibited from adopting any broad-based sales tax that was not in effect as of January 1, 2019.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Ways and Means HJ 3 P. 24
Jan. 24, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 02:00 pm LOB 202
Feb. 7, 2019 Executive Session: 02/07/2019 02:00 pm LOB 202
March 7, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/07/2019 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 14 P. 21
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 12-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Special Order to 03/14/2019 Without Objection
March 14, 2019 Lay on Table (Rep. Cali-Pitts): MA RC 158-151 03/14/2019

Action Dates

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

Bill Text Revisions

CACR11 Revision: 4920 Date: Jan. 16, 2019, 9:50 a.m.