CACR8 (2021) Detail

Relating to firearms. Providing that the legislature make no law restricting the right to own, carry, or use firearms or firearm accessories.


CACR 8 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

7Apr2021... 0516h

2021 SESSION

21-0624

06/08

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 8

 

RELATING TO: firearms.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the legislature make no law restricting the right to own, carry, or use firearms or firearm accessories.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Roy, Rock. 32

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution prohibits the legislature from enacting any law restricting the right to own, carry, or use firearms or firearm accessories,

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

7Apr2021... 0516h 21-0624

06/08

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: firearms.

 

 

PROVIDING THAT: the legislature make no law restricting the right to own, carry, or use firearms or firearm accessories.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That article 2-a of the first part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 2-a.  [The Bearing of Arms.] All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the State. Neither the Legislature nor any political subdivision of the State shall enact any law, regulation, or rule that limits the right of a person to own, carry, or use firearms or firearm accessories in any manner.  Any federal law that infringes upon rights guaranteed in this New Hampshire constitution shall be unenforceable by New Hampshire law enforcement.

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, 2022.

III.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2022 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2021 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 2-a of the first part of the constitution to read as follows:

I.  That article 2-a of the first part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 2-a.  [The Bearing of Arms.]  All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the State.  Neither the Legislature nor any political subdivision of the State shall enact any law, regulation, or rule that limits the right of a person to own, carry, or use firearms or firearm accessories in any manner.  Any federal law that infringes upon rights guaranteed in this New Hampshire constitution shall be unenforceable by New Hampshire law enforcement.”

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 2021 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 legislature may enact a law that would limit a person's right to own, carry, or use firearms.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, the legislature would be prohibited from enacting any law that would restrict a person's right to own, carry, or use firearms more than that right is restricted by federal law.  In addition, New Hampshire law enforcement would be prohibited from enforcing any federal law that infringes upon rights guaranteed by the New Hampshire constitution.

Links

CACR8 at GenCourtMobile
CACR8 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 10, 2021 House Hearing
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR8 Revision: 32312 Date: April 7, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
CACR8 Revision: 31544 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 1:37 p.m.

Docket


April 7, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment : MF RC 201-174 Lacking Necessary Three-Fifths Vote 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 134


: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0516h MF RC 201-174 Lacking Necessary 3/5 Vote


April 7, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0516h: AA VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 134


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0516h (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 18 P. 33


Feb. 10, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/10/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99588247178 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 2 P. 47