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State Constitutional Amendments Considered
This list of proposed constitutional amendments was originally compiled by the Office of the Minnesota
Secretary of State, and has been augmented with links to the original ballot language. The list can be
sorted by year, and by whether the amendments were accepted or rejected.
Since statehood, 213 proposed constitutional amendments have been voted on by the electorate and
120 of them have been adopted. Two proposed constitutional amendments will be on the ballot in
2012.
The ratification process for constitutional amendments changed in 1898, as described by the Office of
the Minnesota Secretary of State:
"From 1858 until 1898, the Minnesota Constitution required that a proposed amendment
be approved by a simple majority of both chambers afthe legislature and then ratified by
a simple majority of the voters at the next general election who voted "yes" or "no" on the
proposed amendment. The total number of voters who cast any ballot at the election did
not determine whether an amendment was approved or rejected. The total election vote
figures set forth below for 1858 through 1898 are for historical information only.
"Since 1898, the Minnesota Constitution has required that a constitutional amendment be
approved by a simple majority of both chambers of the legislature at one session, and
then ratified by "a majority of all the electors voting at the election," whether or not the
voter casts a "yes" or "no" vote on a proposed amendment. (Article IX, Section 1 of the
Constitution of Minnesota). Therefore, although the following table may indicate that more
votes were cast to approve an amendment than the votes cast to reject the amendment,
the amendment may still have failed because a majority of all voters at the election did
not cast a "yes" vote."
For more information on the amendment process and analysis of Minnesota constitutional
amendments, see:
• Amending Our State Constitution: Continuity Through Ordered Change. Betty Kane. Minnesota
Legislative Manual, 1981.
• How a Constitutional Amendment Is Proposed and Ratified. Matt Gehring. House Research, 2011.
• Proposing Constitutional Amendments. (Video) Jon Brune. Senate Media Services, 2012.
2012 To require all voters to present valid
photo identification to vote
2012 To provide that only a union of one man
and one woman shall be valid or
recognized as a marriage in Minnesota
2008 To protect our natural resources and A
preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural
heritage by increasing the sales and use
tax rate beginning July 1, 2009, by three-
eights of one percent on taxable sales
until the year 2034
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2006 To dedicate the motor vehicle sales tax A 1,270,042 947,776
to highways and public transportation.
1998 To extend use of lottery for A 1,556,895 460,747
environmental trust fund.
1998 To abolish the office of state treasurer. A 1,087,789 855,853
1998 To preserve hunting and fishing heritage. A 1,570,720 462,749
1996 To provide for recall of elected state A 1,833,523 248,778
officials.
1996 To authorize a bonus for Persian Gulf A 1,334,409 740,039
War veterans.
1994 To permit off-track wagering on horse R 841,277 847,802
racing in a manner prescribed by law.
1990 To dedicate 40 percent of the state A 1,388,105 329,806
lottery proceeds to the environment and
natural resources trust fund until the year
2001.
1988 To allow the use of juries of fewer 12 A 1,205,730 806,766
members in civil and nonfelony cases.
1988 To establish a Minnesota Environmental A 1,645,090 375,752
and Natural Resources Trust Fund for
environmental, natural resources, and
wildlife purposes.
1988 To permit the legislature to authorize a A 1,214,032 843,307
lottery operated by the state.
1984 To allow the exchange of state-owned A 1,176,809 611 ,200
lands for other lands owned by state or
local governments.
1984 To remove restrictions on the investment A 1,139,390 631,378
of the permanent school fund and to
allow the limits on the investment of the
fund and the apportionment of the
returns on the investment to school
districts to be set by law.
1982 To allow the creation of a court of A 1,304,127 385,738
appeals.
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1982 To remove restrictions on the interest A 1,103,221 563,865
rate for and the amount of trunk highway
bonds.
1982 To permit the legislature to authorize on- A 1,108,255 624,721
track pari-mutuel betting on horse racing.
1982 To provide state bonding authority for the A 1,201,321 492,736
improvement and rehabilitation of
railroad facilities.
1980 To require campaign spending limits for A 1 ,457,454 398,551
executive and legislative offices and
public disclosure of campaign spending
for all state candidates.
1980 To remove restrictions on the interest R 964,212 823,192
rate for and the amount of highway
bonds.
1980 To remove requirement of senate R 944,883 850,251
approval for notaries public.
1980 To establish a bipartisan R 1,036,581 754,935
reapportionment commission.
1980 To establish initiative and referendum. R 970,407 854,164
1976 To permit proceeds from increases in R 552,543 1,134,847
motor fuel taxes to be placed in the
general fund; to remove restrictions on
interest rate for and amount of highway
bonds.
1974 To revise organization and language of A 815,064 311,781
constitution.
1974 To ease vote requirement for amending R 638,775 474,519
constitution.
1974 To allow legislature to determine railroad A 741,353 372,158
taxes.
1972 To allow flexible legislative sessions. A 968,088 603,385
1972 To reorganize the state judicial system; A 1,012,916 531 ,831
to provide for appointment of clerks of
district court; to authorize discipline and
removal of
1972 To provide for the joint election of the A 1,064,580 503,342
governor and lieutenant governor; to
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remove the lieutenant governor as the
presiding officer of the senate.
1972 To authorize bonus payment for Vietnam A 1,131,921 477,473
veterans.
1970 To reduce voting age requirement from A 700,449 582,890
21 to 19 years; to provide an age
requirement of 21 years to hold public
office.
1970 To authorize the legislature to define or A 969,774 287,858
limit categories of tax-exempt property.
1968 To allow legislators to assume another A 1,012,235 359,088
elective or appointive office upon
resignation from the legislature.
1968 To allow legislature to present bills to A 1,044,418 316,916
governor within three days after
legislature adjourns; allowing governor
14 days to sign or veto such bills.
1966 To allow legislators to seek election to R 575,967 471,427
other offices and to provide resignation
procedure for legislators.
1964 To prevent amendment or repeal of A 1,272,590 204,133
taconite tax policies for 25 years; to
authorize legislature to impose
limitations for not more than 25 years on
taxation of copper and nickel mining.
1964 To remove obsolete language from A 1,089,798 254,216
constitution.
1962 To consolidate the swamp land fund and A 828,880 288,490
the permanent school fund; to set
distribution requirements and investment
restrictions.
1962 To allow state to contract long- and short A 728,255 385,723
-term debts for public improvements
upon approval of 3/5 of both houses of
the legislature.
1962 To remove restrictions on length of A 706,761 393,538
legislative sessions.
1960 To extend the legislative session; to R 763,434 501,429
restrict the time during which bills can be
introduced; to set qualifications for
legislators running for other elective
offices.
1960 To allow an extra legislative session for R 600,797 661,009
reapportionment if reapportionment is
not completed during the regular
session.
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1960 To provide for succession to the office of A 974,486 305,245
governor: to provide for continuity of
government in emergencies caused by
enemy attack.
1960 To prescribe the place where a person A 993,186 302,217
moving to a new precinct within 30 days
before an election may vote; eliminating
obsolete provisions on the voting rights
of persons of Indian blood.
1958 To authorize the legislature to revise and A 712,552 309,848
consolidate provisions relating to local
government, home rule and special laws.
1958 To provide for four-year terms for state A 641,887 382,505
constitutional officers to take effect for
terms beginning in 1963.
1958 To permit members of the legislature to R 576,300 430,112
hold certain elective and nonelective
state offices.
1956 To authorize the consolidation of present A 1,060,063 230,707
trunk highway articles and sections, to
increase state aid and supervision of
public highways; to permit tax of motor
vehicles and fuel; to apportion funds for
highway purposes 62-29-9 to state and
local highways.
1956 To authorize the legislature to divert 50% A 1,084,627 209,311
of the occupation mining tax proceeds
earmarked for education from permanent
trust funds to current educational needs.
1956 To permit the legislature to reorganize A 939,957 307,178
the judicial power of the state.
1954 To permit legislature to extend probate A 610,138 303,838
urisdiction by a 2/3 vote.
1954 To authorize the legislature to limit the A 624,611 290,039
liability of stockholders of state banks.
1954 To provide for a 60% popular vote before A 638,818 266,434
a new state constitution can be ratified
and to remove constitutional bar
precluding members of the legislature
from serving in a constitutional
convention.
1954 To permit gubernatorial appointments in A 636,237 282,212
case of vacancy in certain offices to run
until end of term or January 1 to
eliminate need for election to short
terms.
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1952 To authorize a change in the investment R 604,384 500,490
and loan requirements governing
permanent school and university funds.
1952 To provide for a 60% popular majority of R 656,618 424,492
voters voting on the question before a
new state constitution can be considered
legally ratified by the electorate.
1952 To clarify meaning of who shall be R 716,670 371,508
entitled to vote.
1952 To permit legislature to extend probate R 646,608 443,005
jurisdiction by a 2/3 vote.
1952 To provide for a 65-10-25 apportionment R 580,316 704,336
of excise tax on motor vehicles.
1950 To authorize forestry management funds R 367,013 465,239
by diverting certain proceeds (25%) from
the public land trust fund.
1950 To authorize diversion of 1% of the A 594,092 290,870
proceeds of the occupation mining tax to
the veterans' compensation fund.
1950 To provide for a 50-44-6 apportionment R 420,530 456,346
of the excise tax on petroleum products.
1948 To provide for 50-50 apportionment of R 534,538 539,224
excise tax on petroleum products.
1948 To authorize submission of two or more R 319,667 621,523
amendments without requiring voters to
vote
1948 To authorize 2/3 of the legislature to call R 294,842 641,013
for a constitutional convention without
submitting the question to the voters.
1948 To authorize the state to pay a veterans' A 664,703 420,518
bonus.
1944 To authorize state construction and A 737,091 264,149
operation of airports; to authorize taxes
on aircraft fuel and aircraft sales.
1942 To change requirements for investment A 415,012 190,563
or loan of permanent school and
permanent university funds.
1942 To simplify and reduce the expense of A 459,868 144,842
publishing amendments to city and
village charters.
1940 To change requirements for publication R 635,815 287,286
of proposed amendments to city and
village charters.
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1938 To authorize the legislature to exchange A 609,046 259,007
state public lands for federal lands.
1938 To change requirements for publication R 488,370 260,152
of proposed amendments to city and
village charters.
1936 To authorize the legislature to exchange R 448,917 397,106
state public lands for federal lands.
1936 To exempt personal property from state R 355,588 543,847
tax.
1934 To define "academies, colleges, R 472,374 247,166
universities and seminaries of learning"
to mean, for tax purposes, property
actually used in instruction and housing
of students.
1934 To authorize legislature to add new R 509,074 279,877
routes to trunk highway system.
1934 To authorize taxation of lands acquired R 496,017 215,623
through rural credit system.
1934 To exempt all household goods and farm A 630,125 181,126
machinery and equipment from taxation.
1934 To authorize the legislature to exchange R 468,617 216,760
state public lands for federal lands.
1932 To authorize taxation of income, R 420,052 409,924
franchises and privileges of railroad
companies; to authorize legislation to
make taxation of national banking
associations conform to federal law.
1932 To authorize taxation of motor vehicles A 537,292 227,634
of companies paying taxes under the
gross earnings taxation system.
1932 To authorize the legislature to exchange R 433,913 258,257
state public lands for federal lands.
1932 To authorize the taxation of lands R 468,101 261,856
acquired through rural credit system.
1930 To provide two elective associate A 428,013 130,833
supreme court justices to replace
appointed court commissioners.
1930 To authorize the legislature to exchange R 378,716 174,231
state public lands for federal lands.
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1930 To authorize the legislature to limit the A 486,818 135,345
liability of stockholders in corporations.
1928 To place revenue generated by motor A 542,796 346,109
fuel tax 2/3 in trunk highway fund and 1/3
in bridge fund.
1928 To authorize the legislature to limit the R 506,065 223,725
liability of stockholders in corporations.
1926 To fix the number of justices on the state R 331,964 148,784
supreme court.
1926 To authorize enactment of laws A 383,003 127,592
promoting forestation and reforestation
of public and private lands.
1926 To authorize the legislature to limit the R 323,322 140,422
liability of stockholders in corporations.
1924 To place revenue generated by excise A 520,769 197,455
taxes on motor fuels in trunk highway
fund.
1924 To change requirements for publication R 246,414 200,391
of proposed amendments to city and
village charters.
1924 To establish state-owned and operated R 253,732 257,492
public terminal grain elevators.
1924 To authorize enactment of laws R 428,407 143,977
promoting forestation and reforestation
of public and private lands, including
irrepealable provisions for forest land tax
and a yield tax on timber products.
1924 To authorize state expenditure to prevent A 460,965 143,518
forest fires, including compulsory
taxation, clearing and improvement of
public and private wild lands.
1922 To establish a state rural credit system to A 534,310 73,917
aid agricultural development.
1922 To tax mining of iron and other ores. A 474,697 91 ,011
1920 To provide a state trunk highway system. A 526,936 199,603
1920 To extend terms of probate judges to A 446,959 171,414
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1920 To authorize state income tax and to R 331,105 217,558
change provisions on tax-exempt
property.
1918 To prohibit the manufacture and the sale R 189,614 173,665
of liquor.
1916 To authorized a revolving fund for A 240,975 58,100
improving state school and swamp
lands.
1916 To authorize investment of school and A 211,529 56,147
university funds in first mortgages on
improved farms.
1916 To authorize the state to mine ore under R 183,597 64,255
public waters.
1916 To increase number of justices of R 130,363 108,002
supreme court, and to authorize the
court to appoint its own clerk.
1916 To authorize the governor to cut down R 136,700 83,324
items in appropriation bills.
1916 To authorize condemnation of private R 132,741 97,432
lands for construction of private drainage
ditches.
1916 To establish initiative and referendum. R 187,711 51,544
1916 To extend terms of probate judges to R 186,847 72,361
four years.
1914 To establish initiative and referendum. R 168,004 41,577
1914 To increase number of justices of R 127,352 68,886
supreme court, and to authorize the
court to appoint its clerk.
1914 To authorize a revolving fund for R 162,951 47,906
improving state school and swamp
lands.
1914 To repeal the requirement as to R 131,213 58,827
publication of treasurer's report annually
in a St. Paul newspaper and also in the
biennial session laws.
1914 To authorize investment of school and R 159,531 38,145
university funds in first mortgages on
improved farms.
1914 To extend terms of probate judges to R 128,601 64,214
four years.
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1914 To limit size of state senate and number R 98,144 84,436
of senators from any county.
1914 To authorize the recall by the voters of R 139,801 44,961
"every public official in Minnesota,
elective or appointive."
1914 To authorize special dog taxes and use R 136,671 59,786
of proceeds to compensate owners of
animals injured by dogs.
1914 To authorize state bounties for R 108,352 63,782
reforestation
1914 To authorize certain public lands to be A 178,954 44,033
set aside as state forests
1912 To authorize a one mill state tax for A 195,724 51,135
roads and bridges and to permit state to
assume entire cost of any project.
1912 To authorize state hail insurance. R 145,173 60,439
1912 To authorize investment of school and R 168,440 39,483
university funds in first mortgages on
improved farms.
1912 To amend the municipal home rule R 157,086 41,971
clause to authorize commission
government and for other purposes.
1912 To authorize legislature to establish R 167,983 36,584
educational qualifications for county
superintendents of schools.
1912 To limit size of state senate and number R 122,457 77,187
of senators from any county.
1910 To permit state to assume half the cost A 159,746 44,387
of any road or bridge project.
1910 To repeal the requirement as to R 123,787 51,650
publication of treasurer's report annually
in a St. Paul newspaper and also in the
biennial session laws.
1910 To authorize state hail insurance. R 108,926 63,205
1910 To authorize reapportionment of R 95,181 61,520
legislative representation at any time.
1910 To authorize and require an annual state R 100,168 63,962
tax for reforestation work.
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encourage reforestation.
1908 To limit the exemption of church property R 134,141 65,776
from taxation to that "used for religious
purposes."
1908 To permit unlimited state taxation for R 154,226 56,557
road and bridge purposes.
1908 To authorize state hail insurance. R 137,710 61,084
1908 To authorize legislature to establish R 169,785 42,114
educational qualifications for county
superintendents of schools.
1906 To simplify the taxing provisions by a A 156,051 46,982
"wide open" section.
1906 To increase state road and bridge tax, A 141,870 49,232
and to
1906 To permit farmers to sell their produce A 190,897 34,094
without licenses.
1904 To increase debt limit of municipalities A 190,718 39,334
borrowing school and university funds.
1904 To abolish the requirement of a grand A 164,055 52,152
jury.
1902 To increase state road and bridge tax, R 114,969 23,948
and to eliminate restrictions on
expenditure of fund.
1902 To increase debt limit of municipalities R 116,766 20,777
borrowing permanent school funds.
1902 To simplify the taxing provisions of the R 124,584 21,251
constitution.
1900 To increase debt limit of municipalities R 108,681 30,160
borrowing permanent school funds.
1898 To permit women to vote for and serve A 71,704 43,660
on library boards.
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1898 To amend the municipal home rule A 68,754 32,068
section.
1898 To provide state road and bridge fund. A 70,043 38,017
1896 To take pardoning power from governor A 130,354 45,097
and to confer it on a pardon board.
1896 To prohibit aliens from voting. A 97,980 52,454
1896 To authorize home rule for cities. A 107,086 58,312
1896 To require compensation for property A 101,188 56,839
destroyed or damaged for public use.
1896 To permit cities, towns and villages, as A 127,151 36,134
well as counties and school districts, to
borrow school and university funds.
1896 To provide flexible system for taxing A 163,694 42,922
large corporations.
1894 To authorize inheritance taxes. A 108,332 41,242
1892 To extend and strengthen the prohibition A 77,614 19,583
against special legislation.
1892 To authorize various gross earnings R 53,372 82,910
taxes and a tonnage tax on iron ore.
1890 To provide for verdicts by 5/6 of jury in A 66,929 41,341
civil cases.
1888 To prohibit the monopolization of the A 194,932 13,064
markets of food products.
1888 To guarantee the payment of linens of A 153,908 48,649
workmen and material-men out of
exempted property.
1888 To extend biennial sessions of A 150,003 52,946
legislature to 90 days each.
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funds to counties and school districts.
1883 To make auditor's term four years, to A 74,375 24,359
conform to system of biennial elections.
1883 To establish the official year and to A 75,782 24,082
provide for a system of biennial
elections.
1883 To make term of clerk of supreme court A 73,565 24,016
four instead of three years.
1883 To make terms of justices of supreme A 73,565 24,016
court six instead of seven years.
1883 To make terms of district judges six A 73,565 24,016
instead of seven years.
1881 To authorize levy ofwater-mains A 35,019 18,320
assessments on a frontage basis.
1881 To remove time limitations from sessions R Not Not
of legislature. Available Available
1881 To regulate compensation of legislators. R Not Not
Available Available
1881 To prohibit special legislation on certain A 56,491 8,369
subjects.
1881 To provide for sale of swamp lands and A 51,903 8,440
appropriation of proceeds of swamp land
funds.
1879 To restrict issuance of county, town, and A 54,810 1,700
municipal bonds to aid railroads.
1877 To establish biennial sessions of A 37,995 20,833
legislature.
1877 To extend terms of representatives and A 33,072 25,099
senators to two and four years,
respectively.
1877 To provide for state canvassing board. A 36,072 21,814
1877 To authorize women to vote in local R 26,468 32,963
option elections.
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1877 To establish single liability for R 24,415 26,020
stockholders in all corporations except
banks.
1877 To authorize sale of internal R 17,324 59,176
improvement lands and use of proceeds
to pay railroad bonds.
1877 To prohibit use of state school funds to A 36,780 16,667
support sectarian schools.
1876 To authorize governor to veto items of A 47,302 4,426
appropriation bills.
1876 To establish single liability for R 21,721 22,830
stockholders in all corporations except
banks.
1876 To authorize district judges to sit on A 41,069 6,063
supreme bench when supreme court
justices disqualified.
1875 To provide for an indefinite number of A 22,560 18,534
judges in each judicial district.
1875 To authorize the legislature to grant A 24,340 19,468
women suffrage in school affairs.
1875 To prescribe manner in which school A 28,755 10,517
funds could be invested.
1875 To establish single liability for R 16,349 25,858
stockholders in ordinary business
corporations.
1873 To provide for biennial sessions of the R 14,007 31,729
legislature.
1873 To extend terms of representatives and R 11,675 24,331
senators to two and four years,
respectively.
1873 To provide for state canvassing board. R 12,116 25,694
1873 To provide more effectively for the A 27,143 5,438
safekeeping of public funds.
1872 To authorize state loan for asylum A 29,158 26,881
buildings.
1872 To exempt stockholders in A 23,091 21,794
manufacturing or mechanical businesses
from double liability.
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1872 To provide for sale of internal A 55,438 4,331
improvement lands.
1871 To require popular approval of changes A 41,814 9,216
in railroad gross earnings tax law.
1871 To authorize state loan for asylum R 6,724 40,797
buildings.
1870 To exempt holders of railroad stock from R 7,446 11,210
double liability.
1869 To abolish Manomin county. A 13,392 1,671
1869 To authorize special assessments for A 26,636 2,560
local improvements.
1868 To authorize Negroes to vote. A 39,493 30,121
1868 To abolish requirement of grand jury. R 14,763 30,544
1868 To authorize sale of 500,000 acres of R 19,398 28,729
internal improvement lands and
investment of proceeds in state or
national securities.
1867 To authorize Negroes to vote. R 27,479 28,794
1867 To subject shares in state and national R 8,742 34,351
banks to state taxation.
1865 To authorize Negroes to vote. R 12,135 14,651
1860 To limit legislative sessions to 60 days. A 19,785 442
1860 To require popular approval of tax to pay A 18,648 743
railroad bonds: to repeal the $5 million
amendment.
1858 To authorize $5 million railroad loan. A 25,023 6,733
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A~’P~ovEv---March ni,,th, one thousand eight hundred and
fiftyeight.
SI~ORETARY’SMarchOFFIOE,9, 1858.Minnesota’}
I hereb y certif y the f oreg oing to b e a tru e cop y of the
,orig inal on f il e in this of f ice.
C ~s. L , G ~^ sz , Secretary .
C IIAPI~ER IL
A~ Aet 2~rojoosing a~ An~endm~t to tl~e ~o~tit~,tion of
th~ 8tare of
Szc~zo~ 1. The following amendment to Section seven of
Article five of the Constitution of this State, is hereby pro-
posed for publication, to be approved or rejected by the peo-
ple, pursuant to Section one of Article fourteen of said Con-
stitution, said Section seven to be amended so as to read as
follows:
S~. 7. The term of each of the Executive officers named
in this Article, shall commence on taking the oath of office.~me~ut~
on or after the first day of May, 1858, and continue until the~ts,~ ~-
first Monday of January, 1860, except the Auditor, who shall
"at~
continue in office till the first g(onday of Jannary, 1861, and
until their successors shall have been duly elected and qual-
ified; and the same above-mentioned time for qualification
and entry upon the duties of their respective offices shall ex-
tend and apply to all other officers elected under the State
Constitution, who have not already taken the oath of office
and commenced the performance of their official duties.
Sgc. 2. The proposed amendment shall be submitted to
the people of the several distrmts of this State, for their ap- ¢~m* ~ .utffia~
proval or rejection, on the 15th day of April, 1858, and said ~toa to ,ot~
election shall be governed and returns thereof made in ac-
¯ oordance with the present law pertaining to elections.
Ssc. 3. The ballots used at said election, shall be writ-
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tenor printed as follows: "For amendment to Section ~
ticle 5," or "Against amendment to Section ~ Article ,~/’ as
the case may be.
S~.c. 4. ~No action shah be taken by the people on_the
above proposed amendments, and this Act shall be void, in
case the State of Minnesota shall be admitted into the Union
prior to the time of holding said election for the rati~catio~
or rejection of the foregoing proposed amendment.
S~c. 5. This Act eha|l take eflcct on and after its passage~
GEORGE BRADLEY,
Speaker ~ro tern of the House of Representativea.
RICHARD G. MURPHY.
President Tro tw of the Seuate.
AxPaov~vmMarch eight, one thousand eight hundred an~
fifty.eight.
CHAS. b. CHASE,
Acting Governor.
Sr.cR~rz~-’s OFFIng, Minnesota, ~
~arch 8, 1858.
I hereby certify the foregoing to b~ a true copy of the orig-
inal on file in this office.
CaAs. L. CH~S~, Secretary.
CHAPTER L I[.
A,~ Act to autho~qze a tom~ o.f !wo hu~ub’ed a,nc~ flf~
thounand dollar~ to defray the ~u~en~ e~oen~e~ of ~h~
State.
Be it enacted b~ th~ Z~latu, re of th~ &tate of ~]Kmtetola :
Sz cno~ I. That the Governor and Treasurer of the State
~x ~a ~: ~.m of M i nnesota b e, and they are hereb y authori z ed to b orrow ,
at avy time within six months from the passage of this Act,
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S~-c~o~r 1. The following amendment to the Con-
.s.titution of this State is hereby proposed for publics-
tion, and approval or rejection by the people, in accord-
anoe with section one, of article fourteen of the Con-
stltution; that is to say, that section one of article
seven of the Constitution shah be amended so as to
read as followa :
Section 1. Every male person of the age of twenty-
one years or upwards, belonging to either of the fol-
lowing classes, who shall have resided in tho United
States one year, and in this State for four months next
preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote st
such election, in the election district of which he
sh~dl at the time have been for ten days a resident, for
all officers that now a~e or hereafter may be elective by
th~itizens^ .,~,~.1~ of the United States.
Second--Persons of foreign birth who shall have
clared their intentions to become citizens confoimably
to the l~ws of the United States upon the subject of
natttra~ation.
Third--Persons of mixed white and Indian blood
who have adopted the customs and habits of civiliza-
tion.
Fourth--Persons of Indian blood residing in this
State, who have.adopted the language, eustoms and
habits of civilization, after an examination ~mfore any
distr~ct couzt of this State, in such a manner as may
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be pr?vided by law, and shall have been pronounced
by said court capable of enjoying the rights of citizen-
ship within the State.
S~c. 2. This proposed amendment shah be
mitted to the people of the. several distr~cts of
State, for their approved or rejection at the nex~ gene-
ral election for the year eighteen hundred and sixty°
S~.o. 3. ~he ballots used at said election shall be
written or printed as follows: "For amendment to
section one, article seven," or, "~ainst nmendment
to section one, article seven," as the case m~y be.
SEo. 4. ~nls act shall take effect on and after its
Approved February $4, 1865.
Sxc~IOS 1. Thomas Wilson, S. J. R. McMilkn,
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the terms of such court, in the county of Brown, as the
same is fixed b) this act, and all continuances, and all mo-
tions, made or taken to any other place than said New Ulm,
in a|! cases and actions now pending, the cause or subject
matter of which originated in the county of Brown, shall
b~ deemed to be made or taken to the terms of such court
in the county of Bro~vn, as the same are fixed by this act,
and all motions or other, l)r°ceedin-~s~ noticed or ordered
to be heard at any other place than said New Ulm, in all
cases and actions, the cause or subject matter of which
originated in the county of Brown, shall all be allowed
aa~" considered to be noticed or ordered for hearing at the
terms of such court in the ~ounty of Brown, as the same
are fixed by this act, provided that the provisions of this
section shall not apply to any crimnal action or proceeding
now pending in the district court in and for the county of
Eicollet, nor shall it be so construed as to effect any civil ac-
tions wherever said actions may have been, or may here-
after be commenced outside of Brown county.
S~o. 5. hi} acts and parts of acts inconsistent with
tlfis act, are hereby repealed.
S~.v. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force |rein
a~d after its passage.
Repeal of laean-
skt~ut aet~,
W i ~ e a a ~ t t o l ~ k e
e f f e c t ,
Approved February 8, 1868.
CHAPTER CVI.
An Act ~rof!osin~ an amendment to section one (1), article
seven (7), of the Gonstitution of the ~tate of ~linne~ota.
2~e it enacted by the ,Legidature o] t~e ,S~ate of $[innesota :
SE~r~O.~ 1. The !ollowing amendment to the constitu-
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tion of the state of Minnesota is hereby proposed for pub°
lication, and approval and rejection by the people, in
cordancewith section one, ofartlcle fourteen, of the consti-
tution, that is to say, that section one of article seven,
of the constitution, shall be amended so as to read as
follows :
Section 1. Every male person of the age of twenty-
one or upwards, belonging to either of the following clas-
ses, who shall have resided in the United States one year,
and in this state four months next preceding any election,
shall be entitled to vote at suc[~ election, in the election
district of which he shall at the time have been for ten days
a resident, for all officers that now are or hereafter may be
elected by the people :
~irst--Citizens of the United States.
~qecond--Persons of foreign birth who shall have de-
clared their intention to become citizens conformably to
the laws of the United States," upon the subject of natural-
ization.
Third--Persons of mixed white and Indian blood who
have adopted the customs and habits of civilization.
~’ourth--Persons of Indian blood residing in this sta~e
who have adopted the language, customs and habits of
civilization, after an examination before any district court
of the state, in such a manner as may be provided by law,
and shall have been pronounced by said court capable of
exercising the rights of citizenship within this state.
Sv.o. 2. This proposed amendment shall be submitted
to the people of the several districts of this state, for their
approval or rejection at the next general election for the
year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight (1868), and each
of the legal voters of the state, in their respective districts,
may at such election vote by ballot for or against such
amendment, and the returns thereof shall be made and cer-
tified, and such votes canvassed, and the result thereof
declared in the manner provided by law for returning,
certifying and canvassing votes at "genera[ elections for
state officers," and declaring the result thereof, and ff it
shall appear therefrom that ~ majority of voters present
and voting at such election ui~on such amendment have
voted in favor ot the same, then within three days aider
¯ that result shall have been ascertained and declared, the
governor shall make proclamation thereof, and such amend-
ment shall thereupon take effect and be in force as a part
of the constitution.
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S~o. 3. The voters voting’in iavor of such amend-
ment at said election shall have written or printed or part~
ly written and partly printed upon their general ballots
used at said election the following words, "Amendment
to section one, article seven, of the constitution, Yes."
And the ballots used at said election by those voting
against such amendment shall have written or printed or
partly written and partly printed thereon the following
words, "Amendment to section one, article seven, of the
constitution, No."
SEe. 4 Thi~ act shall take effect f~om and after its pas.
6ageo
Approved March 6, 1868.
B~f llot ~ how
l~repared,
eff~.
CHAPTER CVII.
Act pro~oslng an amendm~tt of seaion seven of articl~
one, o] th~ ~onsti~ution of the ~la~ of.Minnesota. ~’~
~’
~s~.
.Ba it ¢naa~d 5y th~ Lergi~latur~ of the ~tat~ of 3fin~ota:
S~.ozm~- 1. That the tel]owing amendment of section
seven, of article one, of the constitution of the state of Min-
nesota, be proposed to the people of the said state, that is
to say, that the said section be amended so as to read as
follows :
Sec. 7, INo person for the same offense shall be put
twice in jeopardy of punishment, nor shall be compelled
in any criminal case to be witness against himself, nor be
deprived of life, liberty or property without due process
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CHAPTER L.
An Act 2roTosing an amendment to Article Eleven ~ t~
~on~tit.ugi~ ~ gh~ 8ta~.
~I. ~~~tele clev~(ll) ~f the Con~Itu~onby~~o~of
~. ~O~ment ~~subml~od ~thovoWrs st t~n~xt ~nerMel~gon~
b~o~, ~w pre~--~voteoto~~d aud returned ~~yLaW
p~d~.
SEbr[OX 1. That the following amendment toarticle
elevenof the constitutionof the state of Minnesot~a be
proposed, that is tosay: that article elevenof said con-
stitutioa be amended byadding there~anadditional
section, ~sectionseven, so~~read as follow :
See. 7. That the countyof Manominis herebyabol-
ished, and that the territoryheretofore comprising the ~t.
rot~-
same, shall constitute and bc a pa~of the countyof .
Anoka.
S~¢. ~. The said pro~)osed amendment shall be
mitted tothe people for their approval or r~iection, at the
ne~t general election~be held inthis s~, at whichth~
seamshall be voted onbya separate ballot ; the words Subm,~a
men~meu~ of ~rticle XI of the Constitut~on~Yes,"
~hM~bd wH~tono~pHn~cd onthe ba]l~of ~hosc vo~n~
infavor, and ~howords "Amcndmcn~of Article ~[
bMlo~of~hose vo~in~~b~s~sai~amcndmo~
L
and
~id vote s~a~l be conduced in~he s~mc manngr, and
ce~ved by~he same o~ccrs, an~shall bc returned,
v~scd ~n~~ocia~e~ b~ ~hc sam~ o~crs, an~ fi~~he same
m~nncr as inthe case of s~te o~ccrs.
S~. ~. This ~c~shM! ~kc cgcct frommzd after
Approved March 5, 1869.
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~3
CHAPTER XIX.
An Act .pro~oosing an amendment to Article nine of the ~o~4,1s7,.
Oonstitution of the ~S’tate by adding thereto a n~w sec-
tion authorizfi,
9
a~ inere~e of th~ ~lio d~t Jot ~-
~in ~ecial ~ur~os~.
~g ~ ~bUa de~n
Governor ~ ~ke
~f~ how
JBe it enacted by the Legislature of the ~.qtate o[ Minnesota:
S~OT[O~ 1. The following amendment of the constitu-
tion of the state is hereby proposed for publication and
approval or rejection by the people, that is to say : Ar-
ticle nine of the constitution shall be amended by adding
thereto a new section to be the fourteenth section of said
article, which new section shall read as follows, viz :
See. 14. For the purposes of erecting buildings for a
hospital for insane, deal dumb and biind asylum, and
state prison, the legislature may, by law, increase the~,ba~aobt-ta
public debt of state to an amount not exceeding two hun-
dred and fifty thousand dollars in addition to the public
debt already heretotoro authorized, and tor that purpose
may provide by law for issuing and negotiating the bonds
of the state, and appropriate the money only tbr the pur-
poses aforesaid, which bonds shall be payable in not less
than ton nor more than thirty years from the date of the
same at the option of the state.
S~.o. 2. q_his proposed amendment shallbo submitted
to the people of the state tor their approval or rejection
at the next general election occurring after the passage of
this act, and the qualified electors of the state in their
respective districts may at such elections vote by ballot
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ior or against said amendment, and the returns thereof
shall be made and certified within the time, and such votes
canvaesed and the result thereof declared, in the manner
provided by law, with reference to the election of mem-
bers of congress ; and it" it shal] appear therelromr that a
majority of the electors present and voting for or against
the proposed amendment to the constitution, as provided
in the next section, have voted in favor of the same, then
the~goveruor shall make pr,~clamation thereof, and such
amendment sh.~]l #hereupon take effect and be in force as
SEC. 3. The ballot used at such election by electors
B,not~.h~ ~- voting in tarot el this amendment, shall have written or
printed, or partly printed and partly printed thereupon,
the following words: "In favor of borrowing money
tot erection of public buiidings~Yes." And the ballots
u~ed by such electors voting against said amendment,
shall have written or printed, or partly written and partly
printed thereon, the following words : ,,In favor of bor-
rowing money for erection of public buildings--No."
Approved March 4, 1871.
CHAPTER XX.
An Ac~ to prescribe the number of members w~o shall com-
pose t~e 8enatv and Oze House o./2~presentatives of t~e
~tate oJ Minnesota, and to aFtmrtion the representation
in both Hou~ throughout the different sections of tire
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OF M!NNESOTA FOR 1875. 19
~ay vote at any election held for the purpose of choosing any
<~fflcers of schools, or upon any measure relating to schools,
and may also provide that any such woman shall be eligible
to hold any office pertaining solely to the management ~f
schools.
Szc. 2. This proposed amendment shall be submitted to
the people of said state for their approval or rejection, at the
next general election for the year A D one thousand eight_ . .
° . ¯ -- TODe
~hundred and seventy-five (1875,) and each of the legat vo~ers ted to a vote of
of said state may, at said election, vote by ballot for or against .the peopl~--
now vote
said amendment, and the returns thereof shall be made and vassed and
certified, and such votes canvassed, and the result thereof de-turns made.
elated in the manner provided by law for returning, certifying
and canvassing votes at general elections for state officers
end declaring the result thereof, and if it shall appear there-
from that a majority of the voters present and voting at said
election upon said amendment have voted in favor of the same,
then immediately after that result shall have been ascertained,
the governor shall make proclamation thereof, and said amend- ,~’-
ment shall thereupon take effect and be in full force as part of
~said state constitution.
SEc. 3. The ballots used at said election by those voting
in favor of said amendment, shall have written or printed, or Ballots--bow
partly written and partly printed thereon, "Amendment to prepared.
article seven (7) of the constitution, yes ;" and the ballots
-used by those voting against said amendment shall have writ-
ten or printed, or partly written and partly printed,
"Amend-
ment to article seven (7) of the constitution, no ;" and such
ballots may be attached to and [beJ a part of the general
tickets voted at said election.
S~c. 4. This ac$ shall take effect and be in force from and w~ act to
t~k~ effect.
after its passage.
Approved March 4, 1875.
Cm PTE .
AN ACT PROPOSIN~ AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION TWO (2)
OF ARTICLE w.IGHT (8) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS
STATE.
enacted b$/ the Legislature of the ~tate of Minnesota:
SEcrm,~ 1. The following amendment to the constitution of
this state is hereby proposed for publication, and for approval
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or rejection by the people, in~’ accordance with the provisions
Legislature to of section one (1) of article tourteen (14) of the constitution
provide for dis. Of this state, that is to say that section two (2)of article
posttton of
f.unds a~s~g
eight (8) of the constitution be amended by adding at the’ end
~om sa~e of
thereof ~,he following provisions : Suitable laws shall be en-
~u~ll~ l a n ~ .
ac~ed by t h e legislature for t h e safe investmen~ of the principal
of all fimds which have heretofore arisen or which may here-
after arise from the sale or other dispositions of such lands, or
the income from such lands accruing in any way before the
sale or disposition thereof, in interest bearing bonds of the
United States, or of the state of Minnesota, issued after the
year 1860, or of such other state as the legislature may, by
law, from time to time direct.
S~o. 2. This proposed amendment shall be submitted to the
people for their approval or rejection at the next general
election occurring at~er this act shall take effect, and each of
the legal voters of the state, in their respective districts, may
To be submit-
ted to a vote of a~ such election vote by ballot for or against such amendment~
the people--
how vote~ can-
rasped and re.
turns made.
~Ballot~-how
prepared.
When act to
take effect.
and returns thereof shall be made and certified, and such votes
canvassed and the result thereof declared in manner provided
by law for returning, certifying and canvassing votes at gen-
eral elections for state officers, and declaring the result thereof;
and it" it shall appear therefrom that a majority of voters
present and voting at such election shall have ratified such
amendment, then within ten days after that result shall have
been ascertained and declared, the governor shall make pro-
clamation thereof, and such amendment shall therefrom take
force and effect, and be in force as part of the constitution.
S~c. 3. The voters voting in favor of such amendment at
such election, shall have written or printed, or partly written
and partly printed, upon their ballots a~ said election, the fol-
lowing words : "Amendment to section two, article eight, o£
the constitution, yes;" and the ball~ts used at said election
by those voting a, gain~t~ni~/nent
,
shatl have written
or printed, or partly written dhd partly printed thereon the
following words : "Amendment to section two, article eight,
of the constitution~ no."
S~c. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and
after its passage.
Approved March 4~ 1875.
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MINNESOTA,
PASSED AND APPROVED AT THE EIGHTEENTH SESS’ION OF THE
LEGISLATURE, COMMENCING JANUARY FOURTH~ ONE THOUSAND"
EIGHT HUNDRED, AND SEVENT\’-SIX~ AND TERMINATING
MARCH THIRD, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDREI~ .AND
SEVENTY-SIX.
CHAPTER I.
AN A~F. PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION ELEVEN
(il) OF ARTICLE (4) OF THE CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO
THE GOVERNOR’S VETO.
2~e it ~ct~d by the Leggslature of the State of Minnesota:
,~ECTIOff I. "rhe following amendment to the constitution
of this stale is hereby proposed for publication, and for approval
or rejection by the people, in accordance svith the provisions of
section one (x) of article fourteen (z4) of the constitution of
this state, that is to say, that section eleven (~) of article (4)
-of the constitution be ame*~ded by adding a~ the end thereof ’
GOvernor may
the following provision:. ’"If an)’ bill presented to t.he governor o~j~,o
contain several items of appropriation of money, he may object ~,~o,~
to one or more of such items, while aI)proving of the other
|t~ras°t’aat~"
portion.of the’bill. In such c.ase, he shall append to ttie bill at
the time of signing it, a sta*ement of the items to which he
objects, and the appropriation so objected to shall not take
effe.ct. If the legislature be in session, he shall transmit to the
houge in which, the.bill originated a copy of such statement, and
the items objected to shall be separtely re-considered. If, on
re-consideration, one or more of such items be approved by
two-thirds of the members elected to each house, the same shall
be a part of the law, notwithstanding the objections of the
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governor. All the provisions of this section, in relation to bills
A.v~i=,to os~ not approved by the governor, shall apply in cases in which he
of withh©ld ap-
shall withhold his approval from any ~tem or items contained in
a bill appropriating money." ’
S~c. 2. This proposed amendment" shall be submitted to
the people for their approval or rejection at the next general
election occurring after this act shall take effect, and eachof
the legal voters o! the state, in their respective districts, ,may at
such election vote by ballot for or against such amendment,
To he ~ubmitted ,
tO a~ot©ot,h~ and returns thereof st~all be made and certified, and such votes
~o~1how
canvassed and the result thereof declared in manner provided
-~.~t~, by law for returning, certifying and canvassing votes at general
made.
elections for state officers, and declaring the resnlt thereof. And
if it sha~| appear therefrom that a ma~brity of voters present and
voting at such election shall have ratified~such amendment, then,
within ten days after that resdlt shall have been ascertained and
¯ declared, th~ go’i’ernor shall make proclamation thereof, and
such amendment shall therefrom take force and effect, and be in
force as a part of the constitution.
.S~c. 3. The voters voting in favor of such amendment"
at such election, shall have written or printed, or partly written
~.nd partly printed upon their ballots at said election, the
following words: "Amendment to section eleven, article four"
n~tot,-ho,,
of the constitution,"yes;" anti the ballots.used at such election
by those voting against such amendment, shall have. written or
printed or..partly, x\’ritten and partly printed the.reon, the
following words: "Amend,neat to section eleven, article four
of the constitution, "no."
w~,=,otak~ $~.c. 4- This a, ct shall take effect and be in force from
a n d after its pa~ge.
Approved February ,x, x876.
*
CHAPTER .II.
AN ACT PROPO.~ING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION THREE OF
ARTICI,E TEN OF THE CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO COR-
PORATIONS.
Be it enacted by tlte Le~’slalure of tlte Slate of 3arinnesola :
S~c’r~o~ L The following amendment to the constituuon is
hereby proposed for publication, and approval or rejection by’
the people, in accordance with section one of article fourteen of
the constitution ; that is to say, that section three of article ten
of the constitution be amended so as to read as follows:
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OF MINNESOTA FOR z876. I9
¯ "Sec. 3- l~ach stockholder in ahy corporation shall be liable
only forall fmpaid ifistaliments on stock owned by’him, or trans-Lh~im~, of
- Stockholders.
ferred for the purpose of defrauding creditors,"
.SEc, 2. °1"lgs proposed amendme.t shall be submitted td the
people for their approval or rejection at the gene’ral election for
tt~e year bne thousand eight and seventy-six, and each of the
ldgal voters of the state i,~ their respective districts may at-such
election vote by ballot for or against such amendment, and the
To be submitted
returns thereof shall be made and certified and such 4ores cap-,, .o~,
vassed, and the result thereof declared in manner provided by
law for retucning, certifying and canvassing votes ’at generalandv°tecanvassed
elections for state officers and declaring the result thereof; and made.
if it shall appear therefrom that a maiority of voters present arid
voting at such election upon such amendment, have voted in fa- ’
rot’of the same, then within three days after that result shall
hay(: been ~certained and declared, the governor shall make
proclamation theceof, and such amendment shall thereupon take
effect and be in force as a part of the constitution.
.S~c. 3. The voters voting-in favor of such 0.mendmeut, at
said election, shall have written or prlqted, or partly written and
partly printed, upon their ballols, at said election, the following
words: "Amendment to section three, article ten, of the con-
stitution, relating to corporations, "Yes;"and the ballots used at prepared.
said election by those votiug against such amendment shall have
written or or
,
printed, partly w.ritten and partly printed thereon,
the f611owing words: "Amendment to section three, article ten
of the constitution, relating to corporations, "No.’ "
Sgc. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and \Vhtrta¢|totakt
after its passage and approval.
Approved February 25, I876.
C I-t.~,PTEIL m.
AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION: ~HRE’E (3),
ART1CLE SIX (6), OF THE CONSTITUTION.
27e it, enacted by the Leglslatqre. of t, lte State of Minnesota :
SEc’~’~or¢ ~. That an amendment be proposed to the..~onstitu.
tion of the State of Miunesota, as follows, to-wit: "That there
be added at the end of section ~, article 6, the following words,
viz.: WheneOer all or a majority of the judges of the supreme or
~oti~t shall, from an~ cause, be disqualified from" sitting in any s,~
c~e in the said court, the governor, or, if he shall be interbred i? such,~.
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in the rbsult of such case, then the lieutenant governor, shall as-
sign jndges of the district court of the state, who shall sit in such
case, in place of such disqualified judges with aN the powers and
duties of judges of the supreme court.
SEc. 2. This proposed amendment shall be suhmitted to the
To~ sub~m=d.peop
le
for their approval or rejection at the-general election for
~o ~o~ of ,~ the ),ear A. D. [876
,
the legal voters of the state at said election
ma~, vote by ballot for or against the said amendment. The
ballot used at said election, by those voting in favor of said
amendment, shall be in the following form, to-wit: "Amend-
ment to section 3, article 6, of the constitution, relating to the
vo~of~uo~. Supreme Court, ’Yes.’ " The. ballot used at said electio~ by
- those voting against the said amendment shall be in the follow-
ing form, to-wit : "Amendn~ent to section ~,, article 6, of the
constitution, relating to the Supreme Court, ’No.’ A’nd the re-
turn thereof shall be made and certified, and such ~;otes canvas’s-
no,, ,~ ~o ~ ed, and the result thereof declared in manner provided by law
~,w.~,,~on for returning, canvassing and certifying votes at a. general elec-
~tun,,~. tion for state officers and declaring the result thereof; and in
ease such amendment upon such canvass shall appear to have
been ratified, the governor shall forthwith issue his proclan’~ation
announcing such result.
S~c. j. This act shall t~ake effect and be in fi)rce from and
Wh~t**,~, after its passage.
Approved February u4, ~876.
CHAPTER IV.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAXATION OF ELEVATORS,
_
GRAIN HOUSES, OR OTHER BUILDINGS, LOCATED ON RAIL-
ROAD ’GROUNDS.
A?e it enacted ky the Legislature of t’~e State of klinne~otu :
SgCT~O}; [. All elevator~,, warehouses or grain houses, and
all machinery and fixtures therein situate upon the line of any
vc~,to ~ ,~-railroad corporation in this state, and which elevators, ware-
honses, grain houses, machinery and fixtures are not in good
faith owned, operated and exclusively controlled by such cor-
poration, shall be taken and deemed for all purposes of taxation
^,~s,~t~° persona[ property, and the same shall be listed and assessed in
~ m ~ w h ~ sit-valuation in the town or district in which such elevator, ware-
~,~.-~ ~,bO~ehouse, grain house, machinery or fixtures may be situate, and
shall be listed and assessed in the name of the owneri if known,
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MINN E SOTA.
pASSED AND APPROVED AT THE TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION OF
o
THE LEGISLATURE, COMMENCING JANUAItY FOURTH, ONE
THOUSAND EIGHT HU~B~D AND EIGHTY-SE’~EN, AND
MINATING ~IAR6tt FOURTH, ONcE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRIgD
AND EIGHTY-SEVEN.
CHAPTER 1.
AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE FOUR
(4) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MINNE-
SOTA, BY ADDING THERETO A NEW SECTION IN RELA-
TION TO FREEDOM OF MARKETS.
B ~ it ~nacted by tI~ Legislatt~re of the State of Minnesota:
SECTIOS 1. The f o l l o w i ’n g u m o n d m ~n t to a r ti c l e fo ur
(.4) o f the ~o nstitufibn o f ~he s~ato o f KIinneso ta is hereby
pro po sed fo the peo ple o f ~he s~a~, that is f~ say that said
m%icle fo ur (~) shall be amended by adding thereto
fo llo wing additio nal sectio n ~o be numbered as sectio n
%hir~y-five (35):
"See. 35. Any co mbin~trio n o f perso ns, either as individ-
uals o r as members o r o fficers o f ahy o o rpo rafio n,
mo no po lize the

mdrkets fo r fo o d pro ducts i~ this s~a~e, o r
~o interfere with, o r restrict the freedo m o f such nmrkeg%.
i~ hereby declared fo be a criminal co nspiracy, and sh~!1
b~ punished in suo h manner as the legislature may
pro vide."
SEe. 9,. This pro po sed amendment shall be submitted
to the peo ple o f this state fo r appro val o r rejectio n at the
~ext general electio n o ccurring after the passage o f this
Freedo m o ~
markets.
the people,
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o ~.
When ~ct to
take effect.
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act.; and the qualified electo rs o f tiffs sta~e in flmir respec-
tive districts may at such electio ns vo te by ballo ~ ~o r o r
against said amendmenb; and the returns thereo f shall, be
made and certified wiflfin the time required by la~’; and
such vo tes .shall. be canvassed and file result thereo f de-
dared in the time pro vided by law wifli re~erence ~ elec-
tio ns o [ members o f co ngress;and till it shall appear there-
upo n that a hmjo rity o f the elec~rs present and vo ting fo r
o r a~ainst the prdpo sed amend~nent to the co nstitutio n, as
prd~ided in the next sectio n, have vo ted in favo r o f the
same, then the go verno r shall make pro clamatio n ~hereo f,
and such amendment shall flmreulmn take effect and be in
fo rce as s part o f tl~e co nstitutio n o f this state.
S~c. 3. The ballo ~ used at such elect~o u by the’elec-
to rs vo ~ing in favo r o f this amendment shall lmve written
o r printed o r partly written and p~’fly prin~ed flmreu~n,
~he fo llo ~ng wo r~s: "Amendmen~ o [ arGcle fo ur Q4) o f
the co nstitutio n by adding ~here~o a new sectio n in rem~io n
~ ffe~lo m o f nmrkets,~Yes." And ~he ballo ~s used at
said electio n by tim elec~rs vo ting agains~ such amendmen~
shall have written o r prin~d, o r partly written and partly
prin~ thereo n, the wo rds "Amendment o f ar~cle fo ur (4)
o f tim co nstitutio n by adding fllere~ a new sectio n ~
relatio n ~ freedo m o f markegs~No ."
S~c. 4. This ac~ shall take effec~ and ~ in fo rce fro m
and after its passage.
Appro ved l~Iarch 3rd~ 1887.
CHAPTER 2.
[H. F, No . 450
¯
’ AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION
TWELVE (12) OF ARTICLE (1) OF THE CONSTITUTION
OF THIS STATE, BY ADDING THERETO A PROVISO TO
PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF WORKING ~EN AND
WOMEN IN CERTAIN CASES.
¯
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:
"SE~r[o N 1. That ~he fo llo wing amendment to sectign
¯ twelve (12) o f article o ne (1) o f the co nstitutio n o f.the state
o f blinneso ta is hereby pm~sed ~ the vo ters o f the s~te;
tha~ is ~ say, that ~id sectio n fwelve (12) o f article o ne
To ~t~mo (1), ~ amended by.adding flmre~o the fo llo ~ng pro ve:
~ o t ~o ~- Pro vided, ho wever, ~l~a~ all pro per~y so exempted shM1
_i~e==a~o m~. ~ liable ~ seizure and sale fo r any debts incurred ~,any
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of.
When a~ to
take eff~t~
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ac[.; and the qualified electors o~ this sta~e in their respec-
tive districts may at such elections vo~e by ballo~ for or
agains~ ~id amendment; and ~he re~urns ~hereo~ shall, be
m~de and certified witbiu ~he ~ime required by la~’; and
such vo~s .shall, be canvassed ~nd the resul~ thereof de-
clared in ~he time provided by law with reference ~ elec-
tions of members of congress; a~d [if] i~ shall appear there-
upon tim[ a hmjori~y of ~hoelec~m preseng and voting £or
or against the prdposed amendmeng ~o gho constitution, as
pr~4ided in the nex~ section, have voted in favor of ghe
same, ghen ghe governor shall make proclamation ghereo5
and such ameudmen~ shall ghereupon take effecg and ~ in
force ~ a part o£ ~he consfiiution of this slate.
S~c. 3. The ballots u~l at such elecdou by ~he’elec-
to~ vo~ing in favor of this amendmen~ shall lmve wl~en
or prin~d or pargly written and p~’fly prin~ed ~hereu~n,
~he follo~ng wor~s: "Amendmen~ of article four (4) of
¯ e ~fisti~ution b~ adding ~hereto a new section in relation
~ fraulein of m~rke~s,--Yes." And ~ho ballo~s ~ed e~
said election by fl~e elec~rs voHng agains~ such amendmen~
shall have writ~n or prin~d, or partly written and partly
prin~ tl~ereon, the wor~ "Amendment of article four (~)
of ~he constitution by adding ghe~eto a new secfion in
relation to freedom of market--No.
S~c. 4. This ac~ shall ~ake eff~t and ~ in force ~om
and a~er i~s passage.
Approved iKarch 3rd; 1887.
CHAPTER 2.
[ H . F, No.
AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION
TWELVE (12) OF ARTICLE (I) OF THE CONSTITUTION
OF THIS STATE, BY ADDING THERETO A PROYISO TO
PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF WORKING ~-~J~N AND
WOMEN IN CERTAIN CASES.
¯
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne.~ota:
’S~-CTZoN 1. That the following amendment to section
¯ twelve (12) of article oue (1) of the consti~utiou of.the sta~e
of l~liuneso~a is hereby p~sed ~ ~he votel~ o~ the s~te;
that is ~ say, that said section twelve (12) of arficl~ one
To.~t~me (1~, ~ amended by.adding thereto the follo~ng provi~:
~g~u o~ work- Provided, however, that all property soexempt~ shall
l~mom~ ~d ~ liable ~ seizure and sale for any debts incurr~l ~,any
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person for work done or materials furnished in the con-
struction, repair, or improvement of the. same; and pro-
vided further, that such liability to seizure and sale shall
also extend to all real property for any debt incurred
any laborer or servan~ for labor or service performed."
S~c. 2. This prol~sed amendmen~ shall be submi~d
~ the people of ~his s~ate for ~heir approval or rejection,
at the ne~t general election; and each el the legal voters,
o~ said s~a~e may, in their respective dis~rlc~s, a~ said
tion vo~e by ballo~ for or agains~ said amendment, and ~he
re~urns thereof shall be made and certified and such vo~es
canvassed, and ~he result ~her~o[ declared, in ~he manner
provided by law for returning, certifying and canvassing
votes a~ general elections for s~ate officers, and declaring
the result ~hereo[; and if i~ shall aplmar therefore Sha~ a
majority of the vo~ers wesen~ and voting a~ such election
upon such amendment, have voted in ~avor of ~he same,
then within three (3) ~days ~hereaf~er ~he governor shall
make proclamation ~her~f, and such amendment shall
~hereu~n ~ake effect and ~ in full force as par~ of said
~ustitution.
SEC. 3. The ballo~s used a~ said election by ~hose vo~ing~
in laver el said amendment shall have ~’i~ten or printed,
or partly written and partly print~l ~hereon, the £ollowing
words :
"Amendmen~ ~ section ~welve (12) of article one (1) of ~o~. fern
~he constitution of ~his s~te~ for pro~ec~ion of rlgh~s’of
working men or women~Yes.’ And ~he ballo~s used
said election by fl~ose vo~ing against such amendmen~
shall have ~i~ten or printed or partly wri~n had parfl~
prin~d thereon, ~lle following words: "Amendment
se~ion twelve (12)o~ ~icle one (1) of ~he constitution
el this sta~e, for pro~c~ion of rights of working men
SE~. 4. This ac~ shall ~ake effec~ and be ifi forc~ from w~
and a~ter its passage.
Approved Febr’uary 21st, 1887.
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s t a t e , c o u n t y o r o t h e r o f f i c e r s e l e c t e d a t a n y g e n e r a l e l e c -
t i o n , w h o s e ~ e r m s o f o f f i c e w o u l d o t h e r w i s e e x p i r e o n t h e
f i r s t M o p d a y o f . l a n u a r y , A . D . o n e t h o u s a n d e i g h t h u n d r e d
a n d e i g h t y - s i x 0 8 8 6 ) , s h a l l h o l d a n d c o n t i n u e i n s u c h
o f f i c e s r e s p e c t i v e l y u n t i l t h e f i r s ~ M o n d a y i n J a n u a r y , o n e
t h o u s a n d e i g h t h u n d r e d a n d e i g h t y - s e v e n ( 1 8 8 7 ) .
S ~ c . 2 . T h i s p r o p o s e d a m e n d m e n t s h a l l b e s u b m i t t e d t o
t h e p e o p l e o f s a i d s ~ a t e f o r t h e i r a p p r o v a l o r r e j e c t i o n a t t h e
n e x t g e n e r a ~ e ~ e e t i o n ~ o r t h ~ y e a r k . D . c u e t h o u s a n d e i g h ~
h u n d r e d a n d e i g h t y - t h r e e ( 1 8 S 3 ) , a n d e a c h o f t h e l e g ~ v o t -
e r s o f s a ~ d s { a t e m a y a t s a ~ d e l e c t i o n v o ~ e b y b a l l o t f o r o r
a g a i n s t s a i d a m , , n d m e n t , a n d t h e r e t u r n s i h e r e o f s h a l l b e
m a d e a n d c e r t i f i e d a n d s u c h v o t e s c a n v ~ s e d , ~ n d t h e r e -
s u l t s t h e r e o f d e c l a r e d h ~ t h e m a n n e r p r o v M e d b y l a w f o r t h e
r e t u r n i n g , c e r t i f y i n g a n d c a n v a s s i n g v o t ~ a t g e n e r a l
e l e c t i o n ~ f o r s t a t ~ o ~ c e m , a n d d e c l a r i n g t h e r e s u l t s t h e r e -
o f ; a n d i f i t s h a l l a p p e a r t h e r e f r o m t h a t a m a j o r i t y o f t h e
v o t e r s p r e s e n t a n d v o t i n g ~ t s u c h e i e c t i o a u p o n s ~ i d ~ m e n d -
m e n t h a v e v o ~ d i n f a v o r o f t h e s a m e , t h e n i m m e d i a t e l y a l -
t e r t h a t r e s u l t s h a l l h a v e b e e n a s c e r t a i n e d , t h e G o v e r n o r
s h a l l m a k e p r o c l a m a t i o n ~ h e r e o f , a n d s a ~ d a m e n d m e n ~ s h a l l
t h e r e f r o m t a k e e f f e c ~ a n d b e i n f o r c e ~ a p a r t o f s a i d c o n -
stitu~ion.
S~¢. :~. The ballots used at said election by those vot-
ing in favor of said amendment shall have written or print-
ed, or partly written and partly printed thereon, " A m e n d -
merit to artmle seven of the const~tutmn~Yes. ~d he
ballots used by those voting azainst said amendment, shall
have ~ereon, "Amendment tff article seven ofth~ cons~itu-
tion~No." And sud~ ballots may be attached to and be a
part of the general ticket voted at said election.
Sac. 4. This act shall ta~:e effect and be in force from
and after i~s passage.
Approved March 1, 1~.
To be submitted
to a vote o~ the
people. How
a n d
ma~e.
Bailers. ~Iow
prepzred.
CHAPTER 3.
~ . I ~ A G T PROPOS I NG A M END M Eb I T 8 T O S ECT I ON T WO ( 2 ) ,
THREE (3), AND FOUI~ (4) OF ARTICLE S~ (6), OF T~
CONS T I T UT I ON OF THI6 STATE I ~ T I NG TO THE
~DICIARY.
Be {t enacted ~ t~ Legislaturs of ~he Start of
S~mx 1. The following amendments to sections two
(2), three (3), sad four (4) of article six (VI), of the consti-
tution of this state are hereby propped for publication and
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Ballots for
amendment to
section two~
how prepared.
Ballots for
ameadmsnt to
section three--
how prepared.
approval or rejection by the people, in accordance with sec-
tion one, article fourteen of the constitution, that is to say :
First--That section two (2) of said article be amended
by striking out the word "three" where it occurs in said
section and inserting in lieu thereof the word "four."
Second--That section three (3) of said article be amended
by striking out the word "seven" where it occur,s, in said
section and inserting in lieu thereof the word "six.
Third--That section four (4) of said article be amended
by striking out the word "seven" where it occurs in said
s~ction and inserting in lieu thereof the word "six."
Ssv. 2. These proposed amendments shall be submitted
to the people for their approval or rejection at the general
election for the year one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-three (~1883), and each ol’ the lega~ vo~ers of the
state, in their respective districts, may, at such election vote
by ballot for or against such amendments, and the returns
thereof shall be made and certified, and such votes can-
vassed and the result thereof declared in the manner provid-
ed by law for returning, certifying and canvassing votes
at general elections for state ofli’cers, and declaring the re-
sult thereof; and iI’ it shall appear therefrom that a ma-
jority of voters present and vo~ing at such elections upon
such amendment or amendments shall have voted in favor
of the same or either of them, then within three (3) days
after that result s~all have been ascertained and declared,
the governor shall make proclamation thereof, and such
amendment or amendments as shall have received a majori-
ty of the votes aforesaid, shall thereupon take effect and be
in force as a part of the constitution. ¯
Ssc. 3. The voters voting in favor of said amendment
to section two (2) of said article at said election, shall have
written or printed, or partly w.ritten and partly printed upon
their ballots at said election the fol!owing words: "Amend-
ment resection two of article six of the constitution, re-
lating to ~erm of office of clerk of supreme
And the ballots used at such election by those ~oting
against said amendment to section two (2) of article six (6)
of the constitution shall have written or printed, or partly
written and partly printed on their face the following
words: "Amendment to section two of article six of the
constitution, relating to term of office of clerk of supreme
court--No."
S~.c. 4. The voters votingin favor of said amanda,eat to
section three of said article shall have written or printed, or
partly written and partly printed upon their ballots at said
election the following words : "Amendment to section three
of article s~x of the constitution, relating to ~erm of office
of judges of the supreme court--Yes." And the hailers
used at such election by those voting against said amend-
ment to section three of said article shall have written or
printed, or partly written and partly printed on their face
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the followin~ words: "Amendment to section three of
a r t i c l e s i x o i ~ t h e c o n s t i t u t i o n , r e l a , t i n g t o t e r m o f o f f i c e o f
j u d g e s o f t h e s u p r e m e c o u r t - - No . ’
S a c . 5 . T h e v o t e r s v o t i n g i n f a v o r o f s a i d a m e n d m e n t
t o s e c t i o n f o u r o f s a i d a r t i c l e , s h a l l h a v e w r i t t e n o r p r i n t e d ,
o r p a . r t l y w r i t t e n a n d p a r t l y p r i n t e d u p o n t h e i r b a l l o t s
a t s a ~ d e l e c t i o n , t h e f o l o w i n g w o r d s : A m e n d m e n t t o
s e c t i o n f o u r o f a r t i c l e s i x o f t I ~ e c o n s t i t u t i o n , r e l a t i n g t o
t e r m o f o f f i c e o f j u d g e s o f t h e d i s t r i c t c o u r t - - Y e s . " A n d
t h e b a l l o t s u s e d a t s u c h e l e c t i o n b y t h o s e v o ~ i n g a g a i n s t
s a i d a m e n d m e ~ I t t o s e c t i o n f o u r o f a r t i c l e s i x o f t h e c o n -
s t i t u t i o n , s h a l l h a v e w r i t t e n o r p r i n t e d , o r p a r t l y w r i t t e n
, a , n d p a r t l y p r i n t e d o n t h e i r f a c e t h e f o l l o w i n g w o r d s :
’ A m e n d m e n t t o s e c t i o n f o u r , o f a r t i c l e s i x , o f t h e c o n s t i t u -
t i o n , r e l a t i n g t o t e r m o f o f f i c e o f j u d g e s o f t h e d i s t r i c t
c o u r t - - No . "
S a c . 6 . T h i s a c t s h . ~ l l t a k e e f f e c t a n d b e i n f o r c e f r o m
a n d a f t e r i t s p a s s a g e .
A p p r o v e d M a r c h 1 , 1 8 8 3 .
Ballots for
amendment tO
~e~tion four~-
how prepared.
CH/kPTER 4.
AN AG~’P TO AI~IEND SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWELVE {112
I
OF CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR (34) OF TH]~ "GF-~NERAL
STATUTES, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND
SEVENT~EIGHT {1878}," RELATING TO CORPORATIONS.
Bs it enac~ b~ th~ L~gislatur~ of th~ St~t~ of ~Iinnssota:
S~xo~ 1. Section one hundred twelve (112), of chap-
ter thirty.four (34), of the General Statutes of one ~hou-
sand eight hundr~ and seventy~ight (1878)" as the same
w~ amended by chapter fifty-seven (57), of ~he General
Laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one (1851),
is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"S~v. 112. The amount of capital stock in any such cor-
poration shall in no case be less than ten thousand dollar,
( ~ I 0 , 0 ~ ) , a n d s h a l [ b e d i v i d e d i n t o s h a r e s o f n o t l e s s t h a n
t e n d o l l a r s ( $ I 0 ) , n o r m o r e t h a n o n e h u n d r e d d o l l a ~ ( $ 1 ~ ) ,
e a c h ; e x c e p t t h a t t h o c a p i t a l s t o c k o f m u t u a l b u i l d i n g a n d
l o a n a ~ o c i a - t i o n s m a y b e d i v i d e d i n t o s h a ~ s o f t w o h ~ -
d r e d d o l l ~ ( 1 2 ~ ) , e a c h ; ~ d t h e c a p i t a l s t o c k ~ d h u m -
Amount of ~-
l~t~l atook.
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CHAPTER 532---H. F. No. 449.
.4~ act pro#oslng an ame~nt ~o ~ee~on on~ (1), ~le ~e
(9) of th~ constit~ of t~ stat~ of ~n~ota re~t~n~ 1o ~
Beit emct~ by ~e Legislature o~ ~e State of Minn~:
~ following am~dm~t to a~cle nine of ~e constitution
¯ e ~ate o~ Minn~om m m~e ~e place of section one re~ti~g to
~fian i~ her&y pro~s~ to ~e p~ple o~ ~e state of Minne~m
for ~ir appro~ or ~je~on, whi~ ~endm~t wh~ adopt~
s~ll be ~o~ a~ ~tlon one of ~d a~icle nine, ~t i~ to ~y:
Se~on I. ~e power o~ ~fion ~li never ~
su~d~ or contacted away. Taxe~ ~ll be uni~o~ u~n
~ame ~la~ of ~b~ and ~hall ~ lev~ ~d collated ~or public
~se~, ~t public bu~ing ~o~ds, public ~h~! hous~ public
~ospi~ls~ amd~i~, college~ u~ver~d~, ~d all s~inari~
l~ing, all ~ur~, ~urch p~ and h~s o~ wo~ip, in-
stitutions o~ purely public c~ri~, ~d ~fic ~op~ us~ ex-
clusively ~or any public pur~se, ~1 ~ ~pt fr~
ing ap~el, a~ltural products ;n t~ poss~s~on of t~e
th~eo~, too~, ~mple~nts and ~hinery and aE r~
~op~ o~d by county a~c~tur~ societ~s and ~ed for
~n~ a~ultural fairs, to such an e~t~nt ~d ~n s~h.~n~ ~
l~re may det~ne. T~es ~y be impos~ ~
~Oe~ ~ oc~pa~o~ which t~es may be ~ad~
~es.~e a~ the ex~on of a re~o~bls am~t o? s~co~
t~a~ ~y be ~ded, a~ ~h t~es ~y be in lieu of
on any cl~s ~ closes of p~s~ ~op~ty ~ t~ loslat~e
det~m~e: Provid~ t~t the l~lamre ~y au~o~ munich!
co~ratlons to !~ ~d colle~ ~sm~ts roy l~al improv~
u~ pm~y ~ted thereby ~thout ream to a m~ ~l~txon,
and, pmvld~ ~her, ~t no~ing herein con~ned shall .~
" st~ed to affect, m~ify.or re~l any ~sfing law priding
¯ e ~xafion of ~e gro~ ~in~ of ~il~ds.
See. 2. Su~ pm~s~ am~t ~all ~ s~mitted m ~e
~ple for ~r appro~ or rej~on, at ~e g~eml elation for
the ~r ~e thou~nd nine hundr~ ~d tw~, and ~e q~lifi~
~ectors of the s~te, in ~eir r~cfive dis~ic~ ~y, at such elec-
tions, vote for or a~inst inch pro~sed amendm~t by ballot, ~d
~e returns ~erm~ shall ~ made ~d.ce~ified within the time,
vot~ eanvas~d, and the result the~£ d~lar~ in the ~nn~ pro-
vld~ bY law wi~ refer~ce to ~e elation of state o~cers, and
it ~!1 a~ar ther~ ~at a ~jo~.~f ~11 ~rs yofin~
such elation ~ll ~ve vot~ ~or and rat~ mm am~en~
pm~d~ in the ~ ~ h~, th~ the ~v~or ~11 ~ke
proclamation th~mf, and ~ ambient so ratified shall
eff~t ~d ~ in ~orce as a ~ o~ ~e constitution.
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amendment, shall have printed thereon: "’Amendment
nine of the constitution, relating to taxation, to take the place of
section one. Yes ........ No ......... " Each elector voting .U,,l~..n
such proposed amendment shall place a cross mark, thus,
a sp~ce to be left on the ballot opposite the words "yes" and "no,"
according as he may wish to vote for or ~o-ainst said amend.me~.~
and his vote shall be counted in accordance with the expressed vnll
of s~ch elector, as provided by the election laws of this state.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and
after its passage._
Approved March 18, 1919.
CHAPTER 533--S. F. No. 515.
.,~n act to amid SecBo# 2226, G~ St~ut~ o[ 191~,
ing to t~ t~at~n of rM~oad com~anle~ o~ ~r op~aK~
line of railroad ~t~ ~th~ or p~ly ~t~n th~ ~tat~, a~ to
ffo~’de for l~e ~bm~o~ o~ t~ act to the p~ople o~ th~ state
for thdr ap~o~ or re]ec~on.
Be it enacted by the ~osla~re of the ~tate of Minneso~:
Section I. ~at ~tion ~ of the ~neral Sta~s for
1913 ~ and the same he,by is amended ~ as to r~d as fol-
low s :
~ecfion ~. Evew ~l~ad company ow ning or ope~fing
any ~ine of ~ilr~d situated w ithin or ~ly ~thin th~s s~te,
shall, du~ng ~e year 1913 ~d annually ther~fter, pay into
the tre~uw of ~e state, in fieu of all t~es, u~n all pro~rW
w ithin this s~te ow ned or ope~ted for railw ay pu~ose~, by
such company, including equipment, appu~e~nces, appenoag~
and ~ranchi~s their, a sum of money equal to five per cent of
the ’o~ ~rnln derived f~m the ~rat~on of such llne of
.
~lw ay w ithin t~ts s~te.
On or ~fo~ August 15, 1913, and annually the~after, ea
~uch rai1~d com~ny shall make~ acco~ing to law , a t~e and
~ust ~m of all such ~ casings for ~e six months end-
mg ~une ~ next p~e~ng, and the said t~ .~f fi~e.
centre ~e~on ~I ~come due and pa~ble to me s~te
M~ota in m~ner prodded by law , on ~ptember Ist n~
~e~after.
On or ~fo~ Feb~aw 15, 1914, sad annu~ly the~fter,
each such r~Iroad comply shall ~ke, acco~ing.to law , s
and lust re~rn of all su~ ~ ear’rigs for the s~x months
~ndi~g ~c~r 31st n~t preceding, and ~d t~.of five
centre the~on shall become due and p~yable to the s~te ot
M~na~ in ~ provided by law , on Mar~ 1st next
~e~fter; and ~e ~yments of such ~ums at the ti~es here-
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and be in force from and after its passage, but in all other respects
it shall take effect and be in force from and after July I, 1925.
Approved April 25, 1925.
CHAPTER 427BH. F. No. 235.
,4n act proposing an amendment to the con.ttitution o[ the state
of Minnesota autho~g th~ e~ctment o[ ~s e~coura~g and
ro~otlng forestation and reforestation of lands i~ th~ st~e, and
prodding for spe~al t~atwn thereof.
Be it e~ct~ by the ~Oslature o[ the State of Minne~t~:
Se~[~ 1. An am~dm~t of the constitution of the state of
Minflesota is hereby pro~d to the ~le of the state of Minne-
~ta, for thor rej~tion or approval, which amendment, if adopted,
sh~l ~ kno~ as a new a~icle of said constitution and n~d
in the order of its adoption, which pmpo~d am~dment reads as
foIlows:
"ARTICLE ........
"Section 1. Laws may be enacted for the purpo~ of encourag-
ing and promoting forestation and reforestation of lands in this
state, whether owned by private persons or the public, including the
fixing in advance of a definite and limited annual tax on such lands
for a term of years and a yield tax at or after the end of such term
upon the timber and other forest products so grown, but the taxa-
tion of mineral deposits shall not be affected by this amendment.
"Section 2. Any and all provisions of the constitution of the
state of Minne~ta, inconsistent with the provisions of this article,
are hereby repealed, so far, but only ~ far, as the ~me prohibit
or limit the power of the legislature to enact laws authorizing or
permitting the doing of the things hereinbefore authorized."
Sec. 2. This amendment shall be submitted to the electors of
the state at the general election next ensuing after the passage of
this act, in the manner provided hy law, and the votes thereon shall
be counted, canvassed, and the result thereof proclaimed, as pro-
vided by law. The ballots used at such election shall have printed
thereon the following:
"Amendment to the constitution of Minnesota by adding thereto
a new article, to be appropriately numbered in the order of its adop-
tion, authorizing the enactment of laws encouraging and promoting
forestation and reforestation of lands in this state, whether owned
by private persons or the public, including the fixing in advance
of a definite and limited annual tax on .~uch lands .for a term Of
years and a yield tax at or after the end of such term upon the
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timber and other forest prcx4ucts so gro~vn, but the taxation of min-
eral deposits shall not be affected by this amendment.
"Yes ..........
Approved February 25, 1925.
CHAPTER 428--H. F. No. 784.
An act #roposi~zg an amendment to Section 2 of Article 6 of the
Co~:stitution of the State of Minnesota, relati~tg to the s~pr~ne court
of the ~tat¢ of Minnesota, ~ing the ~untber of j~tice, thereof.
Be it e~ed by the ~slature o~ ~e State of Minnesota:
Se~i~ I. The folImdng amcndm~t to Section 2 of ~icle 6
of the Constituti~ of ~e S~te of Minnesota, is hereby pr~
to ~e I~l voters of ~id state for ~eir appro~l or rejection,
whi~ ~cndmcnt when ~ approved ~all read as fo~ows:
"Section 2. ~e Supr~e Cou~ droll consist of one chief
justice and $i~ as~ciate justices. It shall have ofig~l juri~ic-
tlon ~ such remedial cases as may ~ prescribed by law, and appel-
late juHsdi~ion in all ~ses, Imth in law ~d equity, but ~ere shall
~ no trial by jury in ~id court. It shall hold one or more te~s
in each year, as the legis~turc may direct, at the ~at of govemm~t,
~d the Icoslatnrc may providc, ~y a two-thirds vote, t~t one term
in each ycar shall ~ held in each or any ~udiclal district. It shall
l~ the duty of su~ com~ to ap~int a reporter of its decisions.
There sha~l be cho~n, by ~e qualified electors of the s~te, one
clerk of ~e Supreme ~u~, who ~all hold his o~ice for the term
~f four years, ~d until his suces~r is duly elected and qualified;
and the judges of the Supr~ne ~urt, or a ma~ofi~ of ~em, shall
have the power to fill any vacancy in ~e offi~ of clerk o~ the
Supr~c Cou~ ~til an election can bc m~laHy ~d."
Sec. 2. ~e pr~scd amendm~t shall be su~ttcd to ~e
ele~ors for their approval or rcjcctlon at the next general election
in the y~ar 1926, ~ the manner provided by la~v ~d the Secrcta~
of State shall place this proposed amendment as No. I on the official
ballot. The ballots u~d in such election on such pro~d amend-
ment shall have printed thereon: "Amendment of Section 2,
A~icle 6, of the Constitution, fixing tbe num~r of ~usti~s thereof."
Each elector voting upon such pro~d ~cndmcnt shall place a
cross mark, thus "X" in a space to ~ ~eft on the ballot opposite
the words "Yes" and "No," according, as he may vote, for or a~]n~
sdd amendment and his vote shah ~ count~ in accordance ~th
the expres~d, will of such elector as provided by ~c election laws
of this state.
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Sec. 4. [76.35] Fees. Upon the filing of every such
application, the applicant shall pay to the. s_tate fire marshal a
filing and inspection fee of $25.00, except that the fee fo~
agencies or stations referred to in paragraph d of Section 2
shall be $3.00 and no additional fee shall be charged’for licenses
to store flammable liquids. ’ -
Approved April 25, 1955.
CHAPTER 88.1__~I.
¯
F. N~. 954
[Not Coded]
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An act proposing an amendment to Article VI of the Con-
stitution; providing for the exercise of the judicial power of
the state.
Be it enacted by the .Legislature of the State of Minnesota.:
Section 1. An amendment to the Constitutionof. the
State of Minnesota, .Article VI, is proposed to the people of
the state for their approval or rejection. The proposed amend-
ment is as follows, and if adopted, Article VI will read:
ARTICLE VI
JUDICIARY
Section 1. Judicial power. The judicial power of the
state is hereby vested in a supreme court, a district court, a
probatecourt, and such other courts, minor judicial officers and
commissioners with jurisdiction inferior to the district court
as the legislature may establish. ..
Sec. 2. Supreme Court. .The supreme courtshall con-
sist of one chief judge and not less than six nor .more" than
eight associate judges, as the legislature may establish. It shall
have original jurisdiction in such remedial cases as may be
prescribed by law, and appellate jurisdiction in all cases, but
there shall be no triaI by. jury in said court.
A judge of the district court may be assigned as provided
by law temporarily to act as a judge of the supreme court .upon
its request.
The supreme court shall appoint, to serve at its pleasure,
a clerk, a reporter, a state law librarian, and such other em-
ployees as it may deem necessary.
Sec. 3. Judicial Districts; District Judges. The number
and boundaries of judicial districts shall be established or
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changed in the manner provided by law but the office of a
district judge may not be abolished during his term. There
shall be two or more district judges in each district. Each
judge of the district court in any district shall be a resident of
such district at the time of his selection and during his con-
tinuance in office:
Sec. 4. District Court Clerks. There shall be elected
in each county one clerk of the district court, whose qualifica-
tions and duties shall be prescribed by law, and whose term of
office shall be four years. His compensation shall be prescribed
by law and shall not be diminished during his term of office.
Sec. 5. Jurisdiction ~f District Court. The district court
shall have original jurisdiction in all civil and criminal cases,
and shall hav~ such appellate jurisdiction as may be prescribed
by law.
Sec. 6. ~risdiction of Probate Court. The Probate
Court shall have unlimited original jurisdiction in Iaw and
equity for the administration of the estat.es of deceased per-
sons and all guardianship and incompetency proceedings, and
such further jurisdiction as the legislature may establish, in-
cluding jurisdiction over the administration of trust estates
and for the determination of taxes contingent upon death. Un-
til otherwise provided by law, each county shall constitute a
probate court district and there shall be one or more probate
judges in each district. Each judge of the probate court in any
district shall be a resident of such district at the time of his
selection and during his continuance in office.
Sec. 7. Qualifications; Compensation. Judges of the
supreme csurt, the district court, and the probate court shall
be learned in the law. The qualifications of all other judges and
judicial officers shall be prescribed by law. The compensation
of all judges shall be prescribed by t h e legislature and shall
not be diminished during their term of office.
Sec. 8. Terr~s of Office; Election; Vacancies; Reelec-
tion. The term of office of all judges shall be six years and
until their successors are qualified, and they shall be elected
in the manner provided by law by the electors of the state,
district, county, municipality, or oiher territory wherein they
are to serve.
Sec. 9. Holding Other Office. " Judges of the shpreme
court and the district court shall noi hold any office under the
United States except a commission in a reserve component of
the military forces of the United States and shall not hold any
other office under this state. The term of office of any such
judgeshall terminate at th~ ti.me he. files as a candidate for an
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elective office of the United States or for a nonjudicial office
of this state.
Sec. 10. Retirement, The legislature may provide by
law for retirement of all judges, for the extension of the term
of any judge who shall become eligible for retirement within
three years after expiration of the term for which he is select-
ed and for the removal of any judge who is incapacitated
while in office.
Sec. 11. Appointment. Whenever there is a vacancy
in thd office.of judge the governor shall appoint in the manner
provided by law a qualified person to fill the vacancy, to hold
office until his successor is elected and qualified. The successor
shall be elected for a six year term at the next general election
occurring more than one year after such appointment.
Sec. 12. Retired Judges. As" provided by law, a re-
tired judge may be assigned to hear and decide any cause over
which the court to which he is assigned shall have jurisdiction.
SCHEDULE
(a) All justices of the peace shall continue in office
each for the remainder of his term which remains unexpired
at the time this Article takes effect.
(.b) All probate judges in office at the time this Article
takes effect, shall be deemed learned in the law for the purpose
of continuance in, and reelection to, any judicial office inferior
to the district court.
°. (c) All municipal courts in existence at the time this
Article takes effect shall continue in existence until otherwise
provided by law.
(d) Salary schedules, in effect when this Article takes
effect for the compensation of judges, court commissioners,
clerks of court, and other court employees, shall remain in ef-
fect until otherwise prescribed by the legislature or proVided
by taw..
(e) Staiutory. pi~0.vision.~ fixing the retirement com-
pensation of judges, in effect when this Article takes effect
shall remain in effect until otherwise provided by law.
(f). .The office of court commissioner in any county at
th~ time this Article takes effect shall continue in existence
until o..the.rwi.s.e pr0vi.ded by law.
Sec: 2. This proposed amendment shall be submitted to
the people of this-state for their approval or rejection at the
general election for the year 1956 in the manner provided by
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law for the submission of amendments to the constitution. The
ballots used at this election shall have the following printed
thereon :
"Shall Article VI of the Constitution of the State of Min-
nesota relating to the judicial power of the state be amended
to organize, establish, conduct, and operate the judicial power
of the State of Minnesota in accordance with the provisions
of the amendment printed and published in Laws 1955, Chap-
ter (Here insert chapter number when assigned) ?
Yes
N’o
Approve~ April 18, 1955.
CHAPTER 882--H. F. No. 1407
[Not Coded]
An act proposing an amendment to the constitution of
the State of Minnesota by including a consolidated article on
public highways, providing for systems of public roads to be
constructed, improved and maintained by the state, counties
and municipalities; authorizing the state to construct and
maintain trunk highways and aid in the construction and
maintenance of other public highways; establishing and
thorizing the creation of a fund for such purposes by the taxa~
tion of motor vehicles and motor fuel; the issuance of bonds
for such purposes as to trunk highways; consolidating and
combining the Several ~rovisions of the constitution relating
thereto into a single article to be known as Article XVI taking
the place of present Article XVI, Article IX, Section 16, and
repealing inconsistent provisions of the constitution.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:
Section I. An amendment to the constitution~ of the
State of Minnesota is proposed to the people of the state for
their approval or rejection, which amendment if adopted shall
be known as Article XVI and shall take the place,of present
Ar[icle XVI and. Article IX, Section 16. The proposed amend-
ments rea~]~:
ARTICLE XVI
Section 1. Subject to .the limitations of this article the
state may establish, locate, construct, reconstruct, improve
and mainfain public highways and-may assist political suhdi-
visiongin such work.
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CHAPTER 151--H.F.No. 2285
An act
relating to constitutional amendments; proposing an amendment to the
Minnesota Constitution, article XI; increasing the sales tax rate by three-eighths
of one percent and dedicating the receipts for natural resource and cultural
heritage purposes; creating an outdoor heritage fund; creating a parks and trails
fund; creating a clean water fund; creating an arts and cultural heritage fund.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is proposed to the people. If the
amendment is adopted, a section will be added to article XI, to read:
Sec. 15. Beginning July l, 2009, until June 30, 2034, the sales and use tax rate shall be
increased by three-eighths of one percent on sales and uses taxable under the general state
sales and use tax law. Receipts from the increase, plus penalties and interest and reduced
by any refunds, are dedicated, for the benefit of Minnesotans, to the following funds: 33
percent of the receipts shall be deposited in the outdoor heritage fund and may be spent
only to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game,
and wildlife; 33 percent of the receipts shall be deposited in the clean water fund and may
be spent only to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams
and to protect groundwater from degradation, and at least five percent of the clean water
fund must be spent only to protect drinking water sources; 14.25 percent of the receipts
shall be deposited in the parks and trails fund and may be spent only to support parks and
trails of regional or statewide significance; and 19.75 percent shall be deposited in the arts
and cultural heritage fund and may be spent only for arts, arts education, and arts access
and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. An outdoor heritage fund; a
parks and trails fund; a clean water fund and a sustainable drinking water account; and
an arts and cultural heritage fund are created in the state treasury. The money dedicated
under this section shall be appropriated by law. The dedicated money under this section
must supplement traditional sources of funding for these purposes and may not be used
as a substitute. Land acquired by fee with money deposited in the outdoor heritage fund
under this section must be open to the public taking of fish and game during the open
season unless otherwise provided by law. If the base of the sales and use tax is changed,
the sales and use tax rate in this section may be proportionally adjusted by law to within
one-thousandth of one percent in order to provide as close to the same amount of revenue
as practicable for each fund as existed before the change to the sales and use tax.
Sec. 2. SUBMISSION TO VOTERS.
(a) The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the people at the 2008 general
election. The question submitted shall be:
"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to dedicate funding to protect our
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water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore our wetlands, prairies, forests,
and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve our arts and cultural heritage; to support
our parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore our lakes, rivers, streams,
and groundwater by increasing the sales and use tax rate beginning July l, 2009, by
three-eighths of one percent on taxable sales until the year 2034?
Yes ...... .
No ....... "
(b) The title required under Minnesota Statutes, section 204D.15, subdivision l, for
the question submitted to the people under paragraph (a) shall be "Clean Water, Wildlife,
Cultural Heritage, and Natural Areas."
Presented to the governor February 15, 2008
Filed with the Secretary of State February 19, 2008
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Author added
Committee report, to pass
Second reading
House rule 1.22, notice of intent to
place on Fiscal Calendar
Authors added
Amendments offered
Point of order raised, ruled well
taken
Third reading
Bill was passed
Author added
Returned from Senate with
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House refuses to concur,
conference committee of 5
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Way~ and Means
Rules and Legislative
Administration
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Conference committee report,
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House adopted conference
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Third reading as amended by
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