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HF 3030

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/25/2012 09:40am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; proposing a constitutional amendment to change
the method for amending the Minnesota Constitution.

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 IX, section 1, will read:
new text end

Section 1.

deleted text beginA majoritydeleted text end new text beginThree-fifths new text endof the members elected to each house of the
legislature may propose amendments to this constitution. Proposed amendments shall be
published with the laws passed at the same session and submitted to the people for their
approval or rejection at a general election. If a majority of all the electors voting at the
election vote to ratify an amendment, it becomes a part of this constitution. If two or more
amendments are submitted at the same time, voters shall vote for or against each separately.

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

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2012 general
election. The question submitted shall be:
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new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that a vote of three-fifths,
rather than a majority, of the members of each house of the legislature is required to
propose an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution?
new text end

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