CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT QUESTIONS
FOR 2002 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
(Question Proposed pursuant to Part II, Article 100
of the New Hampshire Constitution)
Question No. 1 Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the constitution?
(Question Proposed by the 2002 General Court)
Question No. 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, have the power by rule to regulate the security and administration of, and the practice, procedure, and rules of evidence in, all courts in the state The rules so adopted shall have the force and effect of law. The general court may also regulate these matters by statute provided that the general court shall have no authority to abridge the necessary adjudicatory functions for which the courts were created. In the event of a conflict between a statute and a rule, the statute shall supersede the rule, if not contrary to the provisions of the constitution." (Passed by the N.H. House 290 Yes 48 No; Passed by State Senate 16 Yes 7 No) CACR 5
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