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What's the Minnesota Equivalent of Hoghousing?

Robbie LaFleur

Legislative librarians are always interested in legislative words. This week, Carol Blackburn had an email question from another state.  "Does the Minnesota state legislature permit what's known as "hoghousing"?  To hoghouse, a legislator moves to amend an existing bill by deleting everything and inserting all new text."

Carol answered,  "That process is used in Minnesota, albeit with a less-colorful name.  Here they are known as "delete everything amendments".  Here's a description from the Minnesota Revisor's Bill Drafting Manual."




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