A shot across from Empire Loyalists in the NH leg

Elections Vacancy in Office -
(New wording added)
VII. Is determined by the general court to have engaged in insurrection or rebellion, or given aid or comfort to the enemies of the state, in violation of RSA 655:1-a. This shall be determined by the house of representatives in the case of a member of the house of representatives and by the senate in the case of a member of the senate.

2 New Section; Elections; Nominations; Insurrection or Rebellion. Amend RSA 655 by inserting after section 1 the following new section:

655:1-a Insurrection or Rebellion Prohibited. As provided in Article 14, section 3, of the United States constitution, a person who engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or who gave aid or comfort to the enemies thereof, shall be ineligible to hold elective office in the state, unless Congress, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, shall have removed such disability. For the purposes of this subparagraph, “insurrection or rebellion” shall include any action intended to separate New Hampshire from the United States, and “aid or comfort” shall include any action facilitating such intent.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.


The bill makes clear that “insurrection or rebellion” includes advocating for New Hampshire to secede from the United States.