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SF 1007

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 02:37pm

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 4; providing for staggered terms 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 two years, except to fill a vacancy.
Senators shall be chosen for a term of four years, except to fill a vacancy and except there
shall be an entire new election of all the senators at the first election of representatives after
each new legislative apportionment provided for in this article. new text beginAt the first election after a
new legislative apportionment, each senator elected from an odd-numbered district must
serve a two-year term. At the last election before a new legislative apportionment, each
senator elected from an even-numbered district must serve a two-year term.
new text endThe governor
shall call elections to fill vacancies in either house of the legislature.

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

new text begin The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the people at the 2020 general election.
The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide for staggered terms of office
for state senators?
new text end

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