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Minnesota’s Ratification of Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Submission to States MN Leg. Session Final Ratification by MN Total House Members House Yes Votes House No Votes House Percent Yes 1 Total Senate Members Senate Yes Votes Senate No Votes Senate Percent Yes 1 Governor Action Final Ratification by Three-Fourths of States
13th: Abolition of Slavery 2/1/1865 7th (1865) 2/23/1865 42 33 5 79% 21 17 1 81% No Record 12/6/1865
14th: Citizenship, Equal Protection, and Due Process Rights 6/13/1866 9th (1867) 1/17/1867 47 40 5 85% 22 16 5 73% Approval, 2/4/1867 7/1868
15th: Voting Rights Based on Race 2/26/1869 12th (1870) 1/13/1870 47 28 15 60% 22 13 6 59% Approval, 21/19/1870 2/1870
16th: Income Tax 7/12/1909 Extra Session (1912) 6/11/1912 120 89 0 74% 63 49 5 78% Approval, 6/14/1912 2/3/1913
17th: Direct Election of Senators 5/13/1912 Extra Session (1912) 6/10/1912 120 90 0 75% 63 51 0 81% Approval, 6/14/1912 4/8/1913
18th: Prohibition 12/18/1917 41st (1919) 1/17/1919 130 92 36 71% 67 48 11 72% Approval, 1/22/1919 1/16/1919
19th: Women's Suffrage 6/4/1919 Extra Session (1919) 9/8/1919 131 120 6 92% 67 60 5 90% Approval, 9/11/1919 8/18/1920
20th: Terms of Office; Presidential Succession 3/2/1932 48th (1933) 1/12/1933 131 118 0 90% 67 62 0 93% Approval, 1/16/1933 1/23/1933
21st: Repeal of Prohibition 2/20/1933 48th (1933) 10/10/1933 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- None (21-0 State Convention Vote) 12/5/1933
22nd: Presidential Term Limits 3/24/1947 57th (1951) 2/27/1951 131 80 43 61% 67 39 27 58% Dep w/ Secretary of State 3/2/1951 2/27/1951
23rd: D.C. Electoral Rights 6/16/1960 62nd (1961) 1/31/1961 135 123 0 91% 67 58 0 87% Approval, 2/6/1961 3/29/1961
24th: Poll Taxes Prohibited 9/14/1962 63rd (1963) 2/27/1963 135 121 0 90% 67 59 0 88% Approval, 2/6/1963 1/23/1964
25th: Presidential Succession 7/6/1965 65th (1967) 2/10/1967 135 124 7 92% 67 64 0 96% Approval, 2/13/1967 2/10/1967
26th: Voting Rights at Age 18 3/23/1971 67th (1971) 3/23/1971 135 126 3 93% 67 59 0 88% Approval, 3/23/1971 7/1/1971
27th: Congressional Salaries 9/25/1789 76th (1989) 5/22/1989 134 126 2 94% 67 63 4 94% Dep w/ Secretary of State 5/26/1989 5/7/1992
Congressional Apportionment (proposed) 9/25/1789 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- This proposed amendment ratification pre-dates Minnesota's statehood. ---
Titles of Nobility (proposed) 5/1/1810 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- This proposed amendment ratification pre-dates Minnesota's statehood. N/A
Prohibiting Elimination of Slavery by Constitutional Amendment (proposed) 3/2/1861 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A There are no surviving records to indicate that the Minnesota Legislature has ever considered ratification of this amendment. N/A
Child Labor Amendment (proposed) 6/2/1924 Extra Session (1933) 12/4/1933 131 103 1 79% 67 51 1 76% Approval, 12/15/1933 N/A
Equal Rights Amendment (proposed) 3/22/1972 68th (1973) 2/8/1973 134 104 28 78% 67 48 18 72% Approval, 2/12/1973 N/A
District of Columbia Representation (proposed) 8/22/1978 71st (1979) 3/19/1979 134 68 66 51% 67 37 29 55% Approval, 3/28/1979 N/A

Minnesota’s Applications for an Article V Convention

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Application Topic Year Application Approval Date Total House Members House Yes Votes House No Votes House Percent Yes 1 Total Senate Members Senate Yes Votes Senate No Votes Senate Percent Yes 1 Governor Action
Direct Election of Senators 1901 2/2/1901 119 88 0 74% 63 56 0 89% Approval, 2/9/1901
Prohibition of Polygamy 1909 4/2/1909 119 62 0 52% 63 37 0 59% Approval, 4/8/1909
State Legislative Apportionment on Basis Other Than Population 1965 5/6/1965 135 91 40 67% 67 38 17 57% Approval, 5/13/1965

Minnesota’s Requests that Congress Propose an Amendment

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Resolution Topic Year Final Adoption of Resolution Total House Members House Yes Votes House No Votes House Percent Yes 1 Total Senate Members Senate Yes Votes Senate No Votes Senate Percent Yes 1 Governor Action
Election of US Senators by Popular Vote 1893 2/28/1893 114 75 0 66% 54 38 0 70% Approval, 3/4/1893
Election of US Senators by Popular Vote 1895 1/30/1895 114 98 0 86% 54 42 0 78% Approval, 2/5/1895
Regulation of Trusts and Monopolies 1901 2/16/1901 119 85 1 71% 63 35 1 56% Approval, 2/25/1901
Expansion of Voting Rights to Women 1919 1/23/1919 131 100 28 76% 67 49 7 73% Approval, 1/24/1919
Prohibit Tax-Exempt Securities 1933 4/18/1933 131 98 0 75% 67 47 1 70% Approval, 4/21/1933
Prohibit Tax-Exempt Securities 1939 3/6/1939 131 92 0 70% 67 54 0 81% Approval, 3/9/1939
Equal Rights Amendment 1949 4/20/1949 131 81 1 62% 67 48 1 72% Approval, 4/25/1949
Rights for Persons Beginning at Conception 1973 4/28/1973 134 98 21 73% 67 51 12 76% Deposited with Secretary of State, 5/8/1973
Prohibit Desecration of American Flag 1994 4/7/1994 124 100 25 81% 67 51 14 76% Approval, 4/15/1994

1 The percentage is the percent voting "yes" of the entire membership of that body.