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HF 3008

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 03:40pm

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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article I, section 2;
prohibiting slavery or involuntary servitude as criminal punishment for a crime.

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 I, section 2, will read:
new text end

Sec. 2.

No member of this state shall be disfranchised or deprived of any of the rights
or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment
of his peers. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the state deleted text beginotherwise
than as punishment for a crime of which the party has been convicted
deleted text end.

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

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2020 general election.
The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to prohibit slavery or involuntary servitude
as criminal punishment for a crime?
new text end

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