Minnesota Legislators end session without passing initiative amendment
By Kyle Maichle
ST. PAUL, Minnesota: Legislators in Minnesota ended session on May 17, 2010 without passing an initiative amendment. House File 365 would have allowed Minnesotans to initiative amendments to the Minnesota Constitution.
The proposed amendment was reported favorably by the House Finance Committee on February 22, 2010. 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. Minnesota law requires any constitutional amendment to pass either house of the legislature on a simple majority.