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HF 704

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/01/2017 11:11am

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; requiring presidential candidates to disclose five years of tax
returns prior to being placed on the ballot;proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204B.

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

Section 1. new text beginCITATION.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes, section 204B.0355, may be cited as the "Tax Returns Uniformly
Made Public Act."
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [204B.0355] DISCLOSURE OF TAX RETURNS BY CANDIDATES FOR
PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) Not later than 11 weeks before a general election, a candidate for the office of
president or vice president must:
new text end

new text begin (1) file with the secretary of state copies of the candidate's federal income tax return for
at least the five most recent taxable years for which the candidate filed an income tax return
with the Internal Revenue Service; and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide written consent to the secretary of state, in a form prescribed by the secretary
of state, for the public disclosure of the income tax returns provided pursuant to this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) Income tax returns filed with the secretary of state by a candidate for the office of
president or vice president pursuant to this section must be made publicly available on the
secretary of state's Web site no later than seven days after the federal income tax returns
are filed with the secretary of state.
new text end

new text begin (c) Prior to making any income tax return filed pursuant to this section public, the
secretary of state must redact any information that the secretary of state, in consultation
with the commissioner of revenue, deems appropriate.
new text end

new text begin (d) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, if a candidate for the office of president or
vice president has not timely filed with the secretary of state the income tax returns and
written consent required by this section, the secretary of state shall not place the name of
the candidate on the official ballot for the general election.
new text end