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HF 95

as introduced - 84th Legislature, 2005 1st Special Session (2005 - 2005) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 06/20/2005

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution,
article IV, section 4; placing limits on the terms of
office of legislators.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
new text end

new text begin An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV,
section 4, is proposed to the people. If the amendment is
adopted, article IV, section 4, will read:
new text end

Sec. 4.

Representatives shall be chosen for a term of two
years, except to fill a vacancy. Senators shall be chosen for a
term of four years, except to fill a vacancy and except there
shall be an entire new election of all the senators at the first
election of representatives after each new legislative
apportionment provided for in this article. new text beginNo person may file
to be a candidate for election to a term in the house of
representatives or senate that, if served, would cause the
person to serve more than 20 years in the legislature.
new text endThe
governor shall call elections to fill vacancies in either house
of the legislature.

Sec. 2. new text beginSCHEDULE AND QUESTION.
new text end

new text begin The amendment shall be submitted to the people at the 2006
general election.
new text end

new text begin All terms served shall be counted in the determination of
the limits imposed by the amendment. The amendment applies to
candidates at the general election in 2008 and thereafter.
new text end

new text begin The question submitted to the people shall be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to place
limits on the terms of office of state legislators?
new text end

new text begin Yes .......
No ........"
new text end