CACR19 (2020) Detail

Relating to the American flag. Providing that no person shall burn an American flag except as a dignified means of disposing of a worn or damaged flag.


CACR 19  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2962

06/08

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 19

 

RELATING TO: the American flag.

 

PROVIDING THAT: no person shall burn an American flag except as a dignified means of disposing of a worn or damaged flag.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution provides that no person shall burn an American flag except as a respectful means of disposing of a worn or damaged flag.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

20-2962

06/08

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: the American flag.

 

 

PROVIDING THAT: no person shall burn an American flag except as a dignified means of disposing of a worn or damaged flag.

 

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That the first part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 39 the following new article:

[Art.] 40.  [American Flag.]  No person shall burn an American flag except as a respectful means of disposing of a worn or damaged flag.

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 first part of the constitution by inserting after article 39 a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 40.  [American Flag.]  No person shall burn an American flag except as a respectful means of disposing of a worn or damaged flag."

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 constitutional prohibition on burning an American flag.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, the constitution would prohibit burning an American flag except as a respectful means of disposing of a worn or damaged flag.

Links

CACR19 at GenCourtMobile
CACR19 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

CACR19 Revision: 7741 Date: Dec. 24, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 2
Jan. 16, 2020 Hearing: 01/16/2020, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 2
Without Objection, take up at the present time, MA, 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Removed from the Consent List; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Sen. Birdsell Moved Ought to Pass; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
Without Objection, take up at the present time, MA, 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Sen. Birdsell Moved Ought to Pass; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Sen. Hennessey Moved Laid on Table, RC 13Y-10N, MA; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 Pending Motion Ought to Pass; 06/16/2020; SJ 8