Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




New Hampshire State Court Amendment, CACR 26 (2012)

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 14:38, 14 September 2012 by Alejandortiz (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search


State Court Amendment
Flag of New Hampshire.png
Quick stats
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 measure would make the chief justice of the state supreme court to be administrative head of all the courts.

Text of the measure

Ballot language

The ballot language that will appear on the ballot reads:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Are you in favor of amending the second part of the constitution by inserting after article 5-b a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 5-c. [Income Tax Prohibited.] Notwithstanding any general or special provision of this constitution, the general court shall not have the power or authority to impose and levy any assessment, rate, or tax upon income earned by any natural person; however, nothing in this Article shall be construed to prohibit any tax in effect on January 1, 2012, or adjustment to the rate of such a tax.

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

References