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HF 452

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 01:58pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII, section 1;
allowing owners of agricultural land, real property that is both nonhomesteaded
and noncommercial, or small business property to vote on levy or bond referendums
where the property is located.

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

Section 1. new text beginCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.
new text end

new text begin An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the amendment
is adopted, article VII, section 1, will read:
new text end

Section 1.

Every person 18 years of age or more who has been a citizen of the United
States for three months and who has resided in the precinct for 30 days next preceding an
election shall be entitled to vote in that precinct. new text beginIn addition, every person 18 years of age
or more who has been a citizen of the United States and resident of this state for three months
and who is the owner of nonhomesteaded agricultural land, real property that is both
nonhomesteaded and noncommercial, or commercial or industrial real property on which
the owner conducts a small business as defined by law may vote in the precinct where the
real property is located on any question concerning a local levy or bond referendum.
new text endThe
place of voting by one otherwise qualified who has changed his residence within 30 days
preceding the election shall be prescribed by law. The following persons shall not be entitled
or permitted to vote at any election in this state: A person not meeting the above requirements;
a person who has been convicted of treason or felony, unless restored to civil rights; a person
under guardianship, or a person who is insane or not mentally competent.

Sec. 2. new text beginSUBMISSION TO VOTERS.
new text end

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2020 general election.
The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to allow a person who owns certain land
in a precinct but is not a resident of the precinct to vote on local levy or bond referendums
in the precinct where the land is located?
new text end

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