Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, issued the following statement today after the Senate advanced two amendments to the New Hampshire Constitution:
“The New Hampshire Constitution both protects the basic freedoms of our people and provides the framework for our government. The two Constitutional amendments adopted today improve that document in both ways; by guaranteeing our residents cannot be discriminated against based on sexual orientation, and protecting taxpayers and our budget from the improper use of dedicated funds.
“Ultimately, whether to amend the Constitution is a decision for the people. By moving these amendments along today, the Senate is doing its part to allow the state’s voters to have their say on these two measures this fall.”
CACRs 17 and 19 now move to the House of Representatives for consideration. If approved by the House, the amendments would appear on the ballot in November.