Minnesota Legislators end session without passing initiative amendment

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June 4, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

ST. PAUL, Minnesota: Legislators in Minnesota ended session on May 17, 2010[1] without passing an initiative amendment. House File 365 (timed out) would have allowed Minnesotans to initiative amendments to the Minnesota Constitution[2].

The proposed amendment was reported favorably by the House Finance Committee on February 22, 2010[2]. However, House File 365 was never scheduled for a vote in either house of the Legislature, stopping a potential ballot question on the November 2nd ballot[2]. Minnesota law requires any constitutional amendment to pass either house of the legislature on a simple majority.

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