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HF 4840

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/27/2022 09:32am

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

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A bill for an act
proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 12;
removing limitations on the amount of time the legislature may meet in regular
session each year.

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 12, will read:
new text end

Sec. 12.

The legislature shall meet at the seat of government in regular session in each
biennium at the times prescribed by law deleted text beginfor not exceeding a total of 120 legislative daysdeleted text end.
deleted text begin The legislature shall not meet in regular session, nor in any adjournment thereof, after the
first Monday following the third Saturday in May of any year.
deleted text end After meeting at a time
prescribed by law, the legislature may adjourn to another time. "Legislative day" shall be
defined by law. A special session of the legislature may be called by the governor on
extraordinary occasions.

Neither house during a session of the legislature shall adjourn for more than three days
(Sundays excepted) nor to any other place than that in which the two houses shall be
assembled without the consent of the other house.

Sec. 2. new text beginSUBMISSION TO VOTERS.
new text end

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2022 general election.
The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to remove limitations on the amount of
time the legislature may meet in regular session each year?
new text end

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