Dedicates a new 3/8 of one percent sales tax for a 25-year period to the following purposes:
– 33 percent to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife;
– 33 percent to protect, enhance, and restore water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater from degradation (at least five percent of the this amount must be spent only to protect drinking water sources);
– 14.25 percent to support the state’s parks and trails; and
– 19.75 percent for the arts and cultural heritage purposes.
Four different and specific funds (outdoor heritage fund, parks and trails fund, clean water fund, and arts and cultural heritage fund) and one account (sustainable drinking water account within the clean water fund) would be created for the monies to be deposited in.
States the dedicated monies must supplement traditional sources of funding for the above purposes.
Requires that land acquired by fee with money from the outdoor heritage fund under this section must be open to the public taking of fish and game during the open season unless otherwise provided by law.
States that if the base of the sales and use tax is changed, the sales and use tax rate in this section may be proportionally adjusted by law to within one-thousandth of one percent in order to provide as close to the same amount of revenue as practicable for each fund as existed before the change to the sales and use tax.
Establish a Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund
Status: Pass (Yes votes: 77.4% of total vote cast in the election) Topic Areas:
Budgets | Natural Resources
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1988 Laws of Minnesota Chapter 690
Establishment of Legislative Salary Council Amendment
Status: Pass (Yes votes: 76.6% unofficial) Topic Areas:
Legislatures | State Government
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An act relating to state government; establishing a legislative salary council; modifying a proposed constitutional amendment to remove lawmakers’ power to set their own pay
Extend use of lottery for environmental trust fund
Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to dedicate revenue from a tax on the sale of new and used motor vehicles over a five-year period, so that after June 30, 2011, all of the revenue is dedicated at least 40 percent for public transit assistance and not more than 60 percent for highway purposes?
Note: With constitutional amendment questions, a majority of “yes” votes, of the total votes cast, is required for adoption; blank votes and “no” votes count against the question.
Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to eligible voters, effective July 1, 2013?
Language to be inserted in the constitution:
All voters voting in person must present valid government-issued photographic identification before receiving a ballot. The state must issue photographic identification at no charge to an eligible voter who does not have a form of identification meeting the requirements of this section. A voter unable to present government-issued photographic identification must be permitted to submit a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot must only be counted if the voter certifies the provisional ballot in the manner provided by law.
All voters, including those not voting in person, must be subject to substantially equivalent identity and eligibility verification prior to a ballot being cast or counted.
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