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S.F. No. 581 - Prohibiting Use of Public Funds on Ballot Questions
 
Author: Senator Mark W. Koran
 
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
 
Date: February 20, 2017



 

Section 1.  Use of public funds; ballot questions.  The secretary of state is prohibited from spending any public funds or using any public resources for the purpose of promoting or defeating a ballot question. Further, the secretary of state is prohibited from using the inherent prestige of the office in any manner to promote or defeat a ballot question. The secretary of state is allowed to spend public funds to provide impartial and balanced information on ballot questions.

Section 2.  Use of public funds; ballot questions.  Public officials are prohibited from spending public funds or using public resources to promote or defeat a ballot question. This section only applies after final enactment of a legislative act that places a ballot question on the ballot.

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