Revision: Dec. 3, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
CACR 17 - AS INTRODUCED
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 17
RELATING TO: taxation.
SPONSORS: Rep. Schamberg, Merr. 4
COMMITTEE: Ways and Means
This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that a state broad-based tax may only be enacted to reduce property taxes.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
RELATING TO: taxation.
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 Tax Revenues Restricted to Reducing Real Estate Property Taxes.] Any broad-based tax enacted by the State shall only be for the purpose of reducing property taxes by the same amount of revenue as raised by such tax.
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 the second part of the constitution by inserting after article 6-b a new article to read as follows:
[Art.]6-c. [Broad-Based Tax Revenues Restricted to Reducing Real Estate Property Taxes.] Any broad-based tax enacted by the State shall only be for the purpose of reducing property taxes by the same amount of revenue as raised by such tax."
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, there is no broad-based tax in New Hampshire.
IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, the revenue raised by any broad-based tax that may be enacted could be used only for the purpose of reducing property taxes.