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HF 2402

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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; providing term limits for state legislators; proposing an
amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 6.

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, article IV, section 6, will read:
new text end

Sec. 6.

Senators and representatives shall be qualified voters of the state, and shall
have resided one year in the state and six months immediately preceding the election in
the district from which elected. new text beginA person may not be elected more than three times to the
office of senator or five times to the office of representative.
new text endEach house shall be the judge
of the election returns and eligibility of its own members. The legislature shall prescribe
by law the manner for taking evidence in cases of contested seats in either house.

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

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2008 general
election. The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to place limits on the number of
terms of office of state legislators?
new text end

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

new text begin Elections before 2008 must be disregarded in determining the limits imposed by
the amendment.
new text end