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HF 1443

as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to elections; moving the date of precinct 
  1.3             caucuses from the first Tuesday in March to the third 
  1.4             Tuesday in February; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
  1.5             section 202A.14, subdivision 1. 
  1.7      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 202A.14, 
  1.8   subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  1.9      Subdivision 1.  [TIME AND MANNER OF HOLDING; POSTPONEMENT.] 
  1.10  At 7:00 p.m. on the first third Tuesday in March February in 
  1.11  every state general election year there shall be held for every 
  1.12  election precinct a party caucus in the manner provided in 
  1.13  sections 202A.14 to 202A.19, except that in the event of severe 
  1.14  weather a major political party may request the secretary of 
  1.15  state to postpone caucuses.  If a major political party makes a 
  1.16  request, or upon the secretary of state's own initiative, after 
  1.17  consultation with all major political parties and on the advice 
  1.18  of the federal weather bureau and the department of 
  1.19  transportation, the secretary of state may declare precinct 
  1.20  caucuses to be postponed for a week in counties where weather 
  1.21  makes travel especially dangerous.  The secretary of state shall 
  1.22  submit a notice of the postponement to news media covering the 
  1.23  affected counties by 6:00 p.m. on the scheduled day of the 
  1.24  caucus.  A postponed caucus may also be postponed pursuant to 
  1.25  this subdivision.