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HF 3738

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:01am

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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution; affirming the
sovereignty of Minnesota citizens.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.

An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the
amendment is adopted, a section shall be added to article I, to read:

Sec. 18.

Citizens of Minnesota are sovereign individuals, subject to Minnesota law
and immune from any federal laws that exceed the federal government's enumerated
constitutional powers. A federal law does not apply in Minnesota unless that law is
approved by a two-thirds vote of the members of each house of the legislature and is
signed by the governor. Before voting to approve a federal law, each legislator must
individually affirm that the legislator has read the federal law and understands it. Citizens
of Minnesota enjoy inherent, natural, God-given rights as reflected in the Bill of Rights
of the United States Constitution and the Minnesota Constitution. Minnesota citizens
have the right to seek redress for any alleged violation of these rights committed by the
state of Minnesota exclusively through a jury trial in a Minnesota court and through
enactment of a change in Minnesota law.

Sec. 2. SUBMISSION TO VOTERS.

The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2010 general
election. The question submitted must be:

"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to affirm the sovereignty of
Minnesota citizens by requiring two-thirds legislative approval before a federal law
becomes effective in Minnesota, and by ensuring the right of citizens to seek redress for
any alleged violation of constitutional rights?

Yes
.
No ."
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