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HF 3238

as introduced - 79th Legislature (1995 - 1996) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 08/14/1998

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, 
  1.3             article XI, section 1; providing that state spending 
  1.4             may not increase at a greater rate than increases in 
  1.5             the consumer price index. 
  1.7      Section 1.  [CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.] 
  1.8      An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, 
  1.9   section 1, is proposed to the people.  If the amendment is 
  1.10  adopted, the section will read as follows: 
  1.11     Section 1.  No money shall be paid out of the treasury of 
  1.12  this state except in pursuance of an appropriation by law.  No 
  1.13  appropriation may be made that would increase the total state 
  1.14  spending for a legislative biennium by more than the percentage 
  1.15  increase in the consumer price index for the immediately 
  1.16  preceding two calendar years. 
  1.17     Sec. 2.  [QUESTION AND SCHEDULE.] 
  1.18     The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at 
  1.19  the 1996 general election.  The question submitted shall be: 
  1.20     "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to limit 
  1.21  increases in state spending to no more than increases in the 
  1.22  consumer price index? 
  1.23                                     Yes .......
  1.24                                     No ........"
  1.25  If approved by the people, the amendment is effective for the 
  2.1   biennium beginning July 1, 1997, and thereafter.