Gov. Dayton Signs Public Safety Bill Containing Controversial Gun Provisions
May 22nd, 11:36 AM CDT
May 25th, 11:37 AM CDT
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Friday morning signed the Omnibus Public Safety and Judiciary Finance and Policy bill - which includes five controversial measures concerning guns.
The Public Safety bill is $2.1 Billion dollars, and funds 30 new public defenders around the state.
It also creates the “Blue Alert” system that alerts the public if a fugitive has harmed law enforcement officials.
Also part of the bill: five gun measures sponsored by Rep. Tony Cornish (R-Vernon Center).
They include granting reciprocity for concealed carry permits from other states, legalizing gun suppressors - sometimes called “silencers,” and allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring handguns in to the state Capitol.
Governor Dayton also signed in to law Friday morning:
- Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill
- Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill.
- Omnibus Transportation Finance bill
-- KEYC News 12