CACR11 (2024) Detail

Relating to the retirement age for sheriffs. Providing that sheriffs attaining the age of 70 years during their elected term in office shall be permitted to complete their current term.


CACR 11  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2036

02/05

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 11

 

RELATING TO: the retirement age for sheriffs.

 

PROVIDING THAT: sheriffs attaining the age of 70 years during their elected term in office shall be permitted to complete their current term.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Lundgren, Rock. 16; Rep. Love, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution would allow elected county sheriffs who attain the age of seventy during their term to complete their current elected term in office.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

24-2036

02/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: the retirement age for sheriffs.

 

PROVIDING THAT: sheriffs attaining the age of 70 years during their elected term in office shall be permitted to complete their current term.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That article 78 of the second part of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

[Art.] 78 [Judges and Sheriffs, When Disqualified by Age.] No person shall hold the office of judge of any court, or judge of probate, or sheriff of any county, after [he] the person has attained the age of seventy years, provided that a sheriff of any county who attains the age of seventy years during his or her current elected term in office shall be permitted to complete said term.

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, 2024.

III.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2024 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2024 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 78 of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 78 [Judges and Sheriffs, When Disqualified by Age.]  No person shall hold the office of judge of any court, or judge of probate, or sheriff of any county, after the person has attained the age of seventy years, provided that a sheriff of any county who attains the age of seventy years during his or her current elected term in office shall be permitted to complete said term.”

V.  That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot with other constitutional questions or on the official ballot.  The ballot containing the question shall include 2 ovals next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.”  If no oval is marked, 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 2024 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 mandatory retirement age for sheriffs is seventy.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, the mandatory retirement age for sheriffs will be seventy, unless the sheriff is completing his or her current elected term.

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 13, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

CACR11 Revision: 39584 Date: Nov. 28, 2023, 8:01 a.m.

Docket


Feb. 14, 2024: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


Feb. 14, 2024: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate 02/13/2024 (Vote 10-4; RC)


Feb. 14, 2024: Executive Session: 02/13/2024 11:30 am LOB 305


Feb. 6, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/13/2024 11:30 am LOB 305


Nov. 28, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration