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HF 4501

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/14/2018 09:48am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota
Constitution expanding the prohibition on laws embracing more than one subject.

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

Section 1. new text beginCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.
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new text begin An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the amendment
is adopted, article IV, section 17, will read:
new text end

Sec. 17.

No law shall embrace more than one subject, which shall be expressed in its
title.new text begin No law shall contain more than one policy topic within a single subject, unless the law
reflects the enactment of a major finance or revenue bill pursuant to the rules of each house.
A law enacting a major finance or revenue bill must not contain policy items with no fiscal
impact, a negligible fiscal impact, or which are not directly related to a fiscal item contained
in the bill.
new text end

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 2018 general election.
The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to prohibit laws from containing more
than one policy topic within a single subject and to prohibit major finance and revenue laws
from containing policy items with no or negligible fiscal impact or which are not directly
related to a fiscal item contained in the law?
new text end

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