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}}{{tnr}}The '''New Hampshire State Court Amendment''' is on the [[New Hampshire 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in [[New Hampshire]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The amendment would allow the legislature a concurrent power by a statute that would be considered above a court ruling determined by the chief justice of the state supreme court. Therefore, the proposed amendment would limit the chief justice of the state supreme court's ability to be the administrative head of all courts and rulings.<ref> [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/CACR0026.html ''General Court'', "CACR 26 – VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES", September 14, 2012]</ref>  
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}}{{tnr}}The '''New Hampshire State Court Amendment''' is on the [[New Hampshire 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in [[New Hampshire]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The amendment would allow the [[New Hampshire Legislature]] a concurrent power by a statute that would be considered above a court ruling determined by the chief justice of the [[New Hampshire Supreme Court]]. Therefore, the proposed amendment would limit the chief justice of the state supreme court's ability to be the administrative head of all rulings in the state.<ref> [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/CACR0026.html ''General Court'', "CACR 26 – VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES", September 14, 2012]</ref>  
 
==Text of the measure==
 
==Text of the measure==
 
===Ballot language===
 
===Ballot language===

Revision as of 15:29, 25 October 2012


State Court Amendment
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Type:Legislative referral
Constitution:New Hampshire Constitution
Topic:State judiciary
Status:On the ballot
The New Hampshire State Court Amendment is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in New Hampshire as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The amendment would allow the New Hampshire Legislature a concurrent power by a statute that would be considered above a court ruling determined by the chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Therefore, the proposed amendment would limit the chief justice of the state supreme court's ability to be the administrative head of all rulings in the state.[1]

Text of the measure

Ballot language

The ballot language of the amendment reads as follows:[2]

Are you in favor of amending article 73-a of the second part of the constitution to read as follows:

[Art.] 73-a. [Supreme Court, Administration.] The chief justice of the supreme court shall be the administrative head of all the courts. The chief justice shall, with the concurrence of a majority of the supreme court justices, make rules governing the administration of all courts in the state and the practice and procedure to be followed in all such courts. The rules so promulgated shall have the force and effect of law. The legislature shall have a concurrent power to regulate the same matters by statute. In the event of a conflict between a statute and a court rule, the statute, if not otherwise contrary to this constitution, shall prevail over the rule.[3]

Support

Opposition

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the New Hampshire constitution

In order for the state legislature to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot, both chambers of the state legislature must approve doing so by a vote in each house of at least 60%. Once any such constitutional amendment is on the ballot, the state's voters must approve it by a 2/3 vote for it to pass.

See also

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