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HF 1289

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/02/2015 01:15pm

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; adding a section to
article I; protecting the right of individuals to keep and bear arms.

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, a section shall be added to article I, to read:
new text end

new text begin Sec. 18. new text end

new text begin The right of individuals to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and
use arms, including firearms, knives, other weapons as well as ammunition, components,
and accessories for any of them, for defense of life, liberty, self, family, and others,
sanctity of dwelling, and for all other purposes, is fundamental and shall not be denied,
infringed, or curtailed. Any restriction must be subjected to strict scrutiny. Registration,
mandatory licensing, special taxation, fees, or any other measure, regardless of type,
manner, or purpose, that suppresses or discourages the free exercise of this right, is void.
new text end

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

new text begin (a) The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2016 general
election. The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to protect the right of individuals
to keep and bear arms?
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new text begin Yes
.
new text end
new text begin No
.
new text end
new text begin "
new text end

new text begin (b) The title required under Minnesota Statutes, section 204D.15, subdivision 1,
for the question submitted to the people under paragraph (a) shall be "Protection of the
individual right to keep and bear arms."
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