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Minnesota Bill #HF 997   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Resolutions HF 997
Type:State Sovereignty
Requested Patriot Action: This resolution (HF 997) has been stuck in the House State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Committee since 2/19/2009

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2/19/2009 Refered to House State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Committee
Sponsors: House Authors:

Anderson, B. 651-296-5063
Anderson, S. 651-296-5511
Anderson, P. 651-296-4317
Abeler 651-296-1729
Beard 651-296-8872
Brod 651-296-4229
Buesgens 651-296-5185
Dettmer 651-296-4124
Drazkowski 651-296-2273
Davids 651-296-9278
Dean 651-296-3018
Downey 651-296-4363
Demmer 651-296-9236
Eastlund 651-296-5364
Garofalo 651-296-1069
Gottwalt 651-296-6316
Gunther 651-296-3240
Hamilton 651-296-5373
Howes 651-296-2451
Kelly 651-296-8635
Kiffmeyer 651-296-4237
Lanning 651-296-5515
Loon 651-296-7449
McNamara 651-296-3135
Nornes 651-296-4946
Peppin 651-296-7806
Seifert 651-296-5374
Smith 651-296-9188
Severson 651-296-7808
Shimanski 651-296-1534
Scott 651-296-4231
Torkelson 651-296-9303
Urdahl 651-296-4344
Westrom 651-296-4929
Zellers 651-296-5502

Session Schedule: In Session 1/6/09 - 5/18/10 (est.)

Interim Recess 5/19/09 - 2/3/10 (est.)

In Session 2/4/10 - 5/18/10 (est.)

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Date Introduced: 2/19/2009
Status:Appears to be stuck in committee since 2/19/2009
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Bill History: HF0997 Status in House for Legislative Session 86

Bill Name: HF0997
Bill Text Companion: SF1289

Senate Search Revisor Number: 09-2271

House Authors Seifert ; Gottwalt ; Smith ; Urdahl ; Severson ; Dettmer ; Drazkowski ; Davids ; Lanning ; Anderson, B. ; Anderson, S. ; Shimanski ; Scott ; Torkelson ; Hamilton ; Loon ; Downey ; Beard ; Buesgens ; Kiffmeyer ; Westrom ; Abeler ; Zellers ; Demmer ; Anderson, P. ; Nornes ; Kelly ; Howes ; Gunther ; Dean ; Peppin ; Brod ; Eastlund ; Garofalo ; McNamara

Short Description Federal government memorialized to halt its practice of imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States and affirming Minnesota's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Date Action Description / Committee
02/19/2009 House Introduction and first reading, referred to State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

02/23/2009 Authors added Downey, Beard, Buesgens and Kiffmeyer
02/26/2009 Authors added Westrom, Abeler, Zellers, Demmer and Anderson, P.
03/02/2009 Authors added Nornes, Kelly, Howes, Gunther, Dean, Peppin and Brod
03/05/2009 Authors added Eastlund and Garofalo 686
03/09/2009 Author added McNamara 735

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State constitution: Minnesota State Constitution

We, the people of the state of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings and secure the same to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution


Section 1. OBJECT OF GOVERNMENT. Government is instituted for the security, benefit and protection of the people, in whom all political power is inherent, together with the right to alter, modify or reform government whenever required by the public good.

Sec. 2. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES. No member of this state shall be disfranchised or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the state otherwise than as punishment for a crime of which the party has been convicted.

Sec. 3. LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. The liberty of the press shall forever remain inviolate, and all persons may freely speak, write and publish their sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of such right.
Sec. 16. FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE; NO PREFERENCE TO BE GIVEN TO ANY RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT OR MODE OF WORSHIP. The enumeration of rights in this constitution shall not deny or impair others retained by and inherent in the people. The right of every man to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience shall never be infringed; nor shall any man be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any religious or ecclesiastical ministry, against his consent; nor shall any control of or interference with the rights of conscience be permitted, or any preference be given by law to any religious establishment or mode of worship; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of the state, nor shall any money be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any religious societies or religious or theological seminaries.


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