Full Statute Name:  Preserve Hunting and Fishing Heritage

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Primary Citation:  Amendment 2 (1998) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  1998
Summary: This ballot measure asked whether the Minnesota Constitution should be amended to affirm that hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good. The measure was passed in 1998 by 77.2% of voters.
Statute Text: 

Ballot Language:

Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to affirm that hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good?

Enacted Law:

CHAPTER 392-S.F.No. 41

An act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by adding a section; affirming that hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage.        

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1.  [CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROPOSED.]

           An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIII, by adding a section, is proposed to the people. If the amendment is adopted, the section will read as follows: Sec. 12. Hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good.

Sec. 2.  [SUBMISSION TO VOTERS.] The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 1998 general election. The question submitted shall be: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to affirm that hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish are a valued part of our heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people and shall be managed by law and regulation for the public good?          

                                  Yes .......                                            No ........"           

Presented to the governor April 10, 1998            Signed by the governor April 20, 1998, 11:17 a.m.

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