Strengthening the Single Subject Rule

The single-subject rule of the Minnesota Constitution was supposed to limit the scope of a single bill in the legislature.  This session Rep. Cal Bahr introduced.  HF 986.  It would put the single subject rule on the ballot as a constitutional amendment to strengthen the existing provision.  The bill now has over 20 authors from all three caucuses.

On February 7, 2019 the New House Republican Caucus held a media advisory on the introduction of the bill.


On April 12, 2019, An informational hearing was held.   

Opening Statement

Testimony of Constitutional Attorney Mr. Erik Kaadal

Testimony of Mr. Matt Ewing, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information. 

Member discussion in the Government Operations Committee