CACR13 (2020) Detail

Relating to compensation of the legislature. Providing that members shall receive mileage for attendance on veto days and when voting on a budget following a continuing resolution.


CACR 13 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2093

06/08

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 13

 

RELATING TO: compensation of the legislature.  

 

PROVIDING THAT: members shall receive mileage for attendance on veto days and when voting on a budget following a continuing resolution.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Renzullo, Hills. 37; Rep. Parkhurst, Ches. 13; Rep. Rung, Hills. 21; Rep. Gunski, Hills. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that members shall receive mileage for attendance on veto days when voting on a budget following a continuing resolution.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

20-2093

06/08

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: compensation of the legislature.  

 

PROVIDING THAT: members shall receive mileage for attendance on veto days and when voting on a budget following a continuing resolution.

 

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That article 15 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 15.  [Compensation of the Legislature.] The presiding officers of both houses of the legislature, shall severally receive out of the state treasury as compensation in full for their services for the term elected the sum of $250, and all other members thereof, seasonably attending and not departing without license, the sum of $200 and each member shall receive mileage for actual daily attendance on legislative days, but not after the legislature shall have been in session for 45 legislative days or after the first day of July following the annual assembly of the legislature, whichever occurs first, except that members shall receive mileage for attendance on veto days and when voting on a budget following a continuing resolution; provided, however, that, when a special session shall be called by the governor or by a 2/3 vote of the then qualified members of each branch of the general court, such officers and members shall receive for attendance an additional compensation of $3 per day for a period not exceeding 15 days and the usual mileage.  Nothing herein shall prevent the payment of additional mileage to members attending committee meetings or on other legislative business on nonlegislative days.

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 2020 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 9 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 15.  [Compensation of the Legislature.] The presiding officers of both houses of the legislature, shall severally receive out of the state treasury as compensation in full for their services for the term elected the sum of $250, and all other members thereof, seasonably attending and not departing without license, the sum of $200 and each member shall receive mileage for actual daily attendance on legislative days, but not after the legislature shall have been in session for 45 legislative days or after the first day of July following the annual assembly of the legislature, whichever occurs first, except that members shall receive mileage for attendance on veto days and when voting on a budget following a continuing resolution; provided, however, that, when a special session shall be called by the governor or by a 2/3 vote of the then qualified members of each branch of the general court, such officers and members shall receive for attendance an additional compensation of $3 per day for a period not exceeding 15 days and the usual mileage.  Nothing herein shall prevent the payment of additional mileage to members attending committee meetings or on other legislative business on nonlegislative days."

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 2020 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, members of the legislature do not receive mileage after the end of a session when they return to vote on bills that have been vetoed or to vote on a new budget following a continuing budget resolution.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, members of the legislature will receive mileage after the end of a session when they return to vote on bills that have been vetoed by the governor and when they return to vote on a new budget following a continuing budget resolution.

Links

CACR13 at GenCourtMobile
CACR13 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 19, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2020 House Exec Session
March 2, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR13 Revision: 6806 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Legislative Administration HJ 1 P. 33
Feb. 5, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 303
Feb. 19, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 02/19/2020 02:30 pm LOB 303
Feb. 13, 2020 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 02/13/2020 02:30 pm LOB 303
March 2, 2020 ==TIME CHANGE== Executive Session: 03/02/2020 01:30 pm LOB 303
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 8-2; CC) HC 10 P. 23
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 8-2; CC)
March 11, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/11/2020