New Hampshire Question 1, Eminent Domain (2006)

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Public Question 1 was on the November 7, 2006 statewide ballot in New Hampshire as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was overwhelmingly approved.[1]

The proposal was one of 12 eminent domain-related ballot measures throughout the country on the 2006 ballot.

Election results

New Hampshire Public Question 1
Approveda Yes 316,005 85.7%

Ballot wording

The question asked on the ballot was:

"Are you in favor of amending the first part of the constitution by inserting a new article 12-a to provide that private property can only be taken as follows:

[Art.] 12-a [Power to Take Property Limited.] No part of a person's property shall be taken by eminent domain and transferred, directly or indirectly, to another person if the taking is for the purpose of private development or other private use of the property." (This question is submitted to the voters by the 2006 Legislature on votes of 277-61 in the House of Representatives and 24-0 in the Senate. CACR 30) Shall Article 10, Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana be amended to allow the General Assembly to make certain property exempt from property taxes, including (1) a homeowner's primary residence; (2) personal property used to produce income; and (3) inventory?

Campaign finance

The "Yes on 1" campaign, which was called the "Property Protection Alliance of New Hampshire," raised $46,101. No money was raised or spent by opponents of Public Question 1.[2]

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