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SF 3885

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

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, article XIII, to require the legislature to provide by law for quality
education, comprehensive health care, living wage jobs, safe and reliable
transportation, and a clean and safe environment.

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, a section shall be added to article XIII, to read:
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new text begin Sec. 13. new text end

new text begin The middle class being the mainstay of a strong economy and vibrant
democracy and critical to the long-term prosperity and stability of a republican form
of government, the legislature shall provide by law for quality public education,
comprehensive health care, an economic and social environment conducive to living
wage jobs, a safe and reliable transportation system, and a clean and safe environment,
including at a minimum adequate and sustainable funding.
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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:
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new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require the legislature to provide
law for quality public education, comprehensive health care, an economic and social
environment conducive to living wage jobs, a safe and reliable transportation system, and
a clean and safe environment, including at a minimum adequate and sustainable funding?
new text end

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