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Starting Line: Should all individuals have the same Second Amendment rights?

Should all individuals have the same Second Amendment right, or should there be limits on who can possess firearms?

These questions are at the center of HF1361, sponsored by Rep. Dan Schoen (DFL-St. Paul Park).

The two-pronged gun policy bill proposes enabling law enforcement and family members to ask a court to ban someone from owning a gun if they think that, by possessing a firearm, the person could significantly hurt themselves or others.

HF1361 would also allow individuals to voluntarily put their name on an electronic registry that would ban them from being able to purchase firearms for however long they think they could be a danger to themselves or others if in possession of a gun. 


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Event Schedule

House Ways and Means Committee
Tuesday, April 28 2015 8:30 AM
Watch: Live Event
HF1437 (Hamilton) Omnibus Agriculture Finance bill.
House Budget Resolution.

House floor session - part 1 *
Tuesday, April 28 2015 10:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
* It is anticipated the House will convene then recess to the call of the Chair.

House floor session - part 2 *
Tuesday, April 28 2015 1:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
* Start time is approximate as the House is expected to be in recess to the call of the Chair.
SF878 (Cornish) Omnibus Public Safety and Crime Prevention Finance bill.
SF1458 (Dean) Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill.
SF1238 (Sanders) Omnibus Liquor bill.

WEDNESDAY - House floor session *
Wednesday, April 29 2015 10:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
* The start time for Wednesday's floor session has not officially been set.
HF848 (Davids) Omnibus Tax bill.
SF2101 (Garofalo) Omnibus agriculture, environment, natural resources, jobs, and economic development appropriations.

News and Notes

Committee deadlines for 2015 session
  • March 20, committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin;
  • March 27, committees must act favorably on bills, or companion bills, that met the first deadline in the other house; and
  • April 24, committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.

Members must constitutionally finish their work this year by May 18.

Bill Introductions


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House Membership

A flip in leadership and more returning members mark some of the changes in store for 2015-16 House of Representatives.




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