This year's version of the bill for a constitutional amendment has already been submitted. We arenot sure about the Senate....
but it has to be coming soon.
If you go to www.house.mn, and enter HF6 on the left hand side of the home screen, you can find all of the information about the bill. The proposed
amendment also prohibits legal equivalents of marriage (I.e. civil unions).
So far, 5 people have signed on as authors.
Mary Liz Holberg, elected in 1998, from Lakeville. She authored the 04 version.
Paul Gazelka, elected in 2004, from Brainerd. In his bio information, it says he's an Oral Roberts University
Dan Severson, elected in 2002, from Sauk Rapids
Sondra Erickson, elected in 1998, from Princeton
Jeff Johnson, elected in 2000, from Plymouth
The bill has been referred to the Civil Law and Elections committee, which is chaired by one of the authors (Jeff Johnson).
The website does not indicate when the bill will get a hearing, but be assured that it will.
It's very important to take action NOW, especially contacting members of the Civil Law Committee (listed below). Every
committee member of either party who hears this bill needs to know about your opposition.
Remember, everything you need to know comes from the www.house.mn website. The senate version is called a href="www.senate.mn">www.senate.mn. Educate yourself now, so that you can track
bills and votes through the session. It's critical that we be able to respond quickly. Even if a legislator doesn't read
very single letter/e-mail, their staff keeps a tally of positive and negative feedback.
Chair: Jeff Johnson (R) 296-5511 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Chris DeLaForest (R) 296-4231 email@example.com
Lead-DFL: Nora Slawik (DFL) 296-7807 firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Brod (R) 296-4229 email@example.com
Matt Dean (R) 296-3018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Ellison (DFL) 296-8659 email@example.com
Tom Emmer (R) 296-4336 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Hilty (DFL) 296-4308 email@example.com
John Lesch (DFL) 296-4224 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Nelson (R) 296-5377 email@example.com
Steve Simon (DFL) 296-9889 firstname.lastname@example.org
Torrey Westrom (R) 296-4929
All phone numbers are in the 651 area code.