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HF 3763

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/21/2006

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; limiting the contents of budget bills; specifying
conference committee procedures; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 3.


Section 1.

new text begin [3.053] CONTENTS OF BUDGET BILLS.
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new text begin (a) A bill containing one or more items of appropriation may contain only the
following language:
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new text begin (1) appropriations of money from the state treasury, and related language specifying
the purpose of the appropriations, placing conditions on expenditure of the appropriations,
or requiring reporting on topics related to expenditure of the appropriations; and
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new text begin (2) proposed new law or proposed changes in existing law that are directly related to
and are necessary to implement the appropriations in the bill.
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new text begin (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to one bill each regular annual legislative session
designated by concurrent resolution as the omnibus tax bill. This bill must contain only
items described in paragraph (a), and language necessary to raise revenue for state and
local government, and to determine the mix and rates of revenue sources.
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new text begin (c) A conference committee report on a bill containing one or more items of
appropriation may contain only subject matter contained in the house or senate versions
of the bill for which the conference committee was appointed. If a compromise
proposal emerges in conference committee that would change a policy or program or its
administration in a manner substantially and in a major way different from that proposed
in either the house or senate bill, the conference committee must delay final action for
at least 12 hours and then allow for input from persons impacted by the change before
the final vote.
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new text begin (d) The legislature must adopt joint rules to implement and enforce this section.
Remedies provided by these joint rules are exclusive. No court or administrative agency
has jurisdiction to enforce an alleged violation of this section, to invalidate any provision
of law because of a violation of this section, or to otherwise interpret this section.
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