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HF 4254

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 05/17/2008

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to the legislature; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution, article IV, section 4; providing four-year terms of office for
representatives and six-year terms of office for senators.

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 IV, section 4, will read:
new text end

Sec. 4.

Representatives shall be chosen for a term of deleted text begintwodeleted text endnew text begin fournew text end years, except to fill a
vacancydeleted text begin.deleted text end new text beginandnew text end senators shall be chosen for a term of deleted text beginfourdeleted text end new text beginsix new text endyears, except to fill a vacancy
and exceptnew text begin as otherwise required by this section.new text end There shall be an entire new election of
all the senators new text beginand representatives new text endat the first new text begingeneral new text endelection deleted text beginof representativesdeleted text end after each
new legislative apportionment provided for in this article. new text begin At that election, senators elected
from even-numbered districts shall be elected to four-year terms and representatives
elected from districts designated with the letter "A" shall be elected to two-year terms.
new text end
The governor shall call elections to fill vacancies in either house of the legislature.

Sec. 2. new text beginSUBMISSION TO VOTERS.
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new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2010 general
election. The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide staggered four-year terms
for representatives and staggered six-year terms for senators, with an entire new election
of all representatives and senators after each legislative apportionment?
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new text begin Yes .......
new text end
new text begin No ......."
new text end