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Constitutional Commission of Minnesota

Active dates:1947-1948
Function: The Commission shall study and consider the constitiution in relation to polical, economic, and social changes and developments which have occurred and which may occur, and shall recommend in a report to the next general session of the legislature amendments, if any, determined to be in the public interest necessary or proper to meet present and probable future governmental requirements.

The Commission was directed to file its report with the Secretary of State and to mail a copy to each member of the legislature, to the Governor, and to the Clerk of the Supreme Court not later than October 1, 1948.
History: The Commission met for the first time on July 1, 1947, at the call of Governor Luther W. Youngdahl. Dr. Lloyd M. Short, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Public Administration Center of the University of Minnesota, was chosen by the Commission as its chairman and Mr. Earl L. Berg, Commissioner of Administration, as secretary.

The Commission filed its report on October 1, 1948.
Membership: 21 members: including 8 members of the House of Representatives; 8 members of the Senate, one member from the Supreme Court; one member from the executive branch appointed by the governor and three citizen members appointed by the Governor.
See page 3 of attached report for list of names.
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 12/11/2015

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