2017 Legislative Tracker

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Our 2017 Legislative Tracker tracks all current firearms bills and other bills that may impact the 2nd Amendment in Minnesota during the current legislative biennium (90th legislature - 2017 - 2018). Any votes on these bills will be scored for our 2017 & 2018 legislative scorecards.

 

HF188 / SF650:  Constitutional Carry

  • Summary
    • This bill would make permits to carry optional in Minnesota, allowing any law-abiding citizen the ability to carry a firearm as long as they are not a prohibited person.
  • Chief Author:  Rep. Jim Nash (HD 47A)
  • Caucus position:  STRONGLY SUPPORT
  • Current Status:
    • Introduced in the House (HF 188) and Senate (SF650)
    • House:
      • Hearing held 3/8/2017
      • Pending inclusion in the 2017 Public Safety Omnibus Bill
    • Senate:  No action
  • Link to bill text

 

HF238 / SF292:  Defense of Dwelling and Person Act

  • Summary
    • This bill reforms Minnesota's self-defense law, codifying nearly three decades of case law into statutory law, expands castle doctrine, and removes the duty to retreat.
    • Also known as "Stand your Ground"
  • Chief Author:  Rep. Jim Nash (HD 47A)
  • Caucus position:  STRONGLY SUPPORT
  • Current Status:
    • Introduced in the House (HF 238) and Senate (SF292)
    • House:
      • Hearing held 3/8/2017
      • Pending inclusion in 2017 Omnibus Public Safety Bill
    • Senate:  No action
  • Link to bill text