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Minnesota Standing Appropriations Amendment (2012)

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The Minnesota Standing Appropriations Amendment did not make the November 2012 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment would have forbidden standing appropriations.[1]

Text of measure

The question would have been presented to voters as follows:[2]

"Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to forbid the legislature from appropriating money from the state general fund for a period beyond the biennium in which the appropriation is enacted, except for appropriations necessary to pay principal and interest on state bonds?"

  • YES
  • NO

Constitutional Changes

The proposed amendment would have amended Article XI of the Minnesota Constitution.[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Minnesota Constitution

In order to refer proposed amendments to the ballot they must be agreed on by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Minnesota State Legislature. The 2012 legislative session ended before the measure was passed on to the ballot.

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