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SF 157

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/17/2019 01:34pm

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 IV, section 2; reducing the size of the legislature; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 2.031, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 2.021.

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

ARTICLE 1

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

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 2, will read:
new text end

Sec. 2.

deleted text beginThe number of members who compose the senate and house of representatives
shall be prescribed by law.
deleted text endnew text begin The senate is comprised of 49 members, and the house of
representatives is comprised of 98 members.
new text end The representation in both houses shall be
apportioned equally throughout the different sections of the state in proportion to the
population thereof.

Sec. 2. new text beginSUBMISSION TO VOTERS; EFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2020 general election.
If ratified, the amendment is effective for sessions of the legislature convening on or after
January 1, 2024. The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to reduce the size of the senate to 49
members and reduce the size of the house of representatives to 98 members, effective for
legislative sessions convening on or after January 1, 2024?
new text end

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

ARTICLE 2

CONFORMING CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 2.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Legislative districts.

The representatives in the senate and house of
representatives are apportioned throughout the state in deleted text begin67 senate districts and 134 house of
representatives districts
deleted text endnew text begin the number of districts prescribed by the Minnesota Constitutionnew text end.
Each senate district is entitled to elect one senator and each house of representatives district
is entitled to elect one representative.

Sec. 2. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 2.021, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This article is effective and applies to sessions of the legislature convening on or after
January 1, 2024, if the constitutional amendment proposed in article 1 is ratified.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-0300

2.021 NUMBER OF MEMBERS.

For each legislature, until a new apportionment shall have been made, the senate is composed of 67 members and the house of representatives is composed of 134 members.