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HF 179

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to elections; changing a petition requirement; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2006, section 205A.05, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 205A.05, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Questions.

Special elections must be held for a school district on a
question on which the voters are authorized by law to pass judgment. The school board
may on its own motion call a special election to vote on any matter requiring approval of
the voters of a district. Upon petition of deleted text begin50 or more voters of the school district ordeleted text endnew text begin at leastnew text end
five percent of the number of voters voting at the preceding regular school district election,
the school board shall by resolution call a special election to vote on any matter requiring
approval of the voters of a district. A question is carried only with the majority in its favor
required by law. The election officials for a special election are the same as for the most
recent school district general election unless changed according to law. Otherwise, special
elections must be conducted and the returns made in the manner provided for the school
district general election. A special election may not be held during the 30 days before and
the 30 days after the state primary, during the 30 days before and the 40 days after the
state general election. In addition, a special election may not be held during the 20 days
before and the 20 days after any regularly scheduled election of a municipality wholly
or partially within the school district. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the
time period in which a special election must be conducted under any other law may be
extended by the school board to conform with the requirements of this subdivision.