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SF 325

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:12am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article
XIII, by adding a section; providing for freedom of choice in health care.

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:
new text end

new text begin Sec. 14. new text end

new text begin Because all people should have the right to make decisions about their health
care, no law shall be passed that restricts a person's freedom of choice of private health
care systems or private health plans of any type. No law shall interfere with a person's
or entity's right to pay directly for lawful medical services, nor shall any law impose a
penalty or fine, of any type, for choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or for
participation in any particular health care system or health plan.
new text end

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

new text begin The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2010 general
election. The question submitted must be:
new text end

new text begin "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to state that because all people
should have the right to make decisions about their health care, no law shall be passed
that restricts a person's freedom of choice of private health care systems or private health
plans of any type? No law shall interfere with a person's or entity's right to pay directly
for lawful medical services, nor shall any law impose a penalty or fine, of any type, for
choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or for participation in any particular
health care system or health plan.
new text end

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

Sec. 3. new text beginACTION BY LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR.
new text end

new text begin If the constitutional amendment proposed in section 1 is approved by the people
at the 2010 general election, the legislature and the governor must enact legislation to
implement the constitutional amendment by July 1, 2011.
new text end