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S.F. No. 327 - Prohibition on Use of Public Funds for Promoting or Defeating Ballot Questions
Author: Senator Scott J. Newman
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: March 18, 2015


Section 1 prohibits the Secretary of State from spending public funds, using public resources, or using the inherent prestige of the office to promote or defeat a ballot question. The Secretary of State may spend public funds to provide impartial and balanced information on ballot questions that does not have the effect of promoting or defeating a ballot question.

Section 2 prohibits a public official from spending public funds or using public resources for promoting or defeating a ballot question. The prohibition applies only after final enactment of a legislative act that places a ballot question on the ballot.


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