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HF 1540

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/25/2021 03:20pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII, by adding a
section; providing for certain officers to be elected by a majority of the votes cast
at the general election for the office.

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, article VII, by adding a section, is proposed
to the people. If the amendment is adopted, the new section will read:
new text end

new text begin Sec. 10. new text end

new text begin To be elected to a single member district office, an executive officer, a judge,
a senator, or a representative must receive a majority of the votes cast at the general election
for the office sought.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSCHEDULE AND QUESTION.
new text end

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2022 general election.
The question submitted shall be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require that an executive officer, judge,
or legislator must be elected by a majority of the votes cast at the general election for the
office sought?
new text end

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