Bill Text: NH CACR32 | 2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to independence. Providing that the state peaceably declares independence from the United States and proceeds as a sovereign nation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-03-12 - Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted Regular Calendar 323-13 03/10/2022 House Journal 5 [CACR32 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2022-CACR32-Introduced.html

CACR 32  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2022 SESSION

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07/04

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 32

 

RELATING TO: independence.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the state peaceably declares independence from the United States and proceeds as a sovereign nation.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Sylvia, Belk. 6; Rep. Green, Rock. 13; Rep. Santonastaso, Ches. 14; Rep. Dodge, Rock. 3; Rep. Howard, Belk. 8; Rep. Bailey, Straf. 1; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14

 

COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This constitutional amendment concurrent resolution declares the state's independence from the United States and moves New Hampshire forward as a sovereign nation.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type

 

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07/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 

RELATING TO: independence.

 

PROVIDING THAT: the state peaceably declares independence from the United States and proceeds as a sovereign nation.

 

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

Constitution of New Hampshire be amended as follows:

 

I.  That the first part of the constitution be amended by inserting after article 7 the following new article:

[Art.] 7-a.  [Independent Nation.] New Hampshire peaceably declares independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a sovereign nation.  All other references to the United States in this constitution, state statutes, and regulations are nullified.

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, 2022.

III.  That the selectmen of all towns, cities, wards and places in the state are directed to insert in their warrants for the said 2022 election an article to the following effect:  To decide whether the amendments of the constitution proposed by the 2022 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 the first part of the constitution by inserting after article 7 a new article to read as follows:

[Art.] 7-a.  [Independent Nation.] New Hampshire peaceably declares independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a sovereign nation.  All other references to the United States in this constitution, state statutes and regulations are nullified.”

V.  That the secretary of state shall print the question to be submitted on a separate ballot or on the same ballot with other constitutional questions.  The ballot containing the question shall include 2 squares next to the question allowing the voter to vote “Yes” or “No.”  If no cross is made in either of the squares, 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 2022 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, New Hampshire exists as a sovereign state of the United States of America.

IF THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED, New Hampshire will peaceably declare independence from the United States of America and proceed as its own sovereign nation.

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