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
The ballot language that will appear on the ballot reads:
||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.