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2014 Minnesota Legislature Bill Tracker

GOCRA monitors gun-related bill introductions and progress in the Minnesota House and Senate.

Bills We’re Following:

SF2639/HF3238 “Domestic Violence” bill Improving, but not safe yet – details SF2690/HF3067 Capitol Carry Notification (I) Safe: Fixed in the House, withdrawn from the Senate –¬†details SF2785/HF3172 Capitol Carry Notification (II) Danger: Felony traps – sneaked into a 200-page appropriations bill – details SF2921/HF3318 Permit-Free Carry Introduced after deadline as a statement of principle and to start the conversation – details

SF2639/HF3238 “Domestic Violence” bill

SF2639 – Latz HF3238 – Schoen Domestic violence abusing party with restraining order and persons convicted of domestic violence offenses weapons possession prohibition Our summary:
  • As sent over from Bloomberg’s MAIG, this bill was loaded with infringements
  • The House version has been amended to remove the infringements
  • The Senate (Latz) version has been amended (differently) to remove only one of the infringements; it’s not safe yet
  • The final form of the bill will eventually be decided in a House-Senate conference committee
  • Our first post, second post about the bills
Senate Bill Status and Text House Bill Status and Text

SF2690/HF3067 Capitol Carry Notification (I)

SF2690 – Tomassoni HF3067 – Lesch Firearm possession in courthouse and capitol area notification modifications; department of public safety security services funding change; appropriation Our summary:
  • As introduced, created felony traps over paperwork for permit holders carrying to the capitol
  • The House version has been amended to remove the traps
  • The Senate version has been withdrawn from consideration by th4e Judiciary Committee by its author
  • Another copy of the bad language was sneaked into a 212-page appropriations bill — see below
Senate Bill Status and Text House Bill Status and Text

SF2785/HF3172 Capitol Carry Notification (II)

SF2785 – Cohen HF3172 – Carlson Firearm possession in courthouse and capitol area notification modifications; department of public safety security services funding change; appropriation Our summary:
  • Creates felony traps over paperwork for permit holders carrying to the capitol
  • This bad language was sneaked into a 212-page appropriations bill
  • 3/27 – Our Senate allies are committed to removing this language from the bill, and have the strength to do it
  • 3/28 – Our House allies tell us the language will disappear in a delete-everything amendment (we’ll be keeping a close eye to make sure)
Senate Bill Status and Text House Bill Status and Text

SF2921/HF3318 Permit-Free Carry

SF2921 Р Petersen HF3318 РDrazkowski Removes prohibition on carrying a pistol without a permit; leaves optional permit system in place to enable reciprocity Our summary:
  • Filed after deadline: symbolic, not going to get a hearing this year
  • Serves as an opening to discuss whether the current permit system and its financial and time burdens serve a compelling and necessary state interest in the least infringing way possible
  • After all, we wouldn’t tolerate a permit to worship requirement
Senate Bill Status and Text House Bill Status and Text
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