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HF 1147

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/18/2019 03:44pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to elections; allowing persons to be absent from work to vote in person
before election day; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.04,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C.04, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Right to be absent.

Every employee who is eligible to vote in an election
has the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the employee's
polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work on the day of that electionnew text begin or during the time
period allowed under section 203B.081 for voting in person before election day
new text end, without
penalty or deduction from salary or wages because of the absence. An employer or other
person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or interfere with this right or any other
election right of an employee.