Handgun carry permit law

In 2003 Minnesota lawmakers passed a bill making it easier to get a permit to carry a handgun. They did so by attaching the "concealed carry" legislation to an unrelated House bill, and sending it over to the Senate. But that process has been found unconstitutional by the courts. So lawmakers worked on repassing legislation in the 2005 session.

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Senate committee carves up handgun permit bill (05/02/2005)
Senate approves bill to restore gun bill struck down by courts (05/13/2005)
House passes handgun permit bill, sends to governor (05/18/2005)

SORT VOTES BY: Name | District | Party | Vote
Governor's Desk
May 24, 2005

Result: Signed
House approval of handgun permit bill
May 18, 2005 (SF2259)

The Republican-controlled House voted 86-47 to reinstate the so-called conceal-carry law, which has been overturned by the courts. The 2003 law allowed adults with a clean record, no mental illness and proper training to get a permit to carry a gun.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A FOR
Irv Anderson DFL 03A FOR
Joe Atkins DFL 39B FOR
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Greg Blaine Republican 12B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B FOR
Mike Charron Republican 56A FOR
Tony Cornish Republican 24B FOR
Lloyd Cybart Republican 37A FOR
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A FOR
Matt Dean Republican 52B FOR
Randy Demmer Republican 29A FOR
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
David Dill DFL 06A FOR
Denise Dittrich DFL 47A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
Rob Eastlund Republican 17A FOR
Kent Eken DFL 02A FOR
Tom Emmer Republican 19B FOR
Sondra Erickson Republican 16A FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Paul Gazelka Republican 12A FOR
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Tom Hackbarth Republican 48A FOR
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Rick Hansen DFL 39A FOR
Bud Heidgerken Republican 13A FOR
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A FOR
Joe Hoppe Republican 34B FOR
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Larry Howes Republican 04B FOR
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A FOR
Al Juhnke DFL 13B FOR
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B FOR
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A FOR
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A FOR
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A FOR
Bernard Lieder DFL 01B FOR
Leon Lillie DFL 55A FOR
Doug Magnus Republican 22A FOR
Tim Mahoney DFL 67A FOR
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Doug Meslow Republican 53B FOR
Frank Moe DFL 04A FOR
Mary Murphy DFL 06B FOR
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Scott Newman Republican 18A FOR
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Mark Olson Republican 16B FOR
Joe Opatz DFL 15B FOR
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B FOR
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B FOR
Erik Paulsen Republican 42B FOR
Maxine Penas Republican 01A FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A FOR
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B FOR
Duke Powell Republican 40A FOR
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A FOR
Brita Sailer DFL 02B FOR
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A FOR
Anthony Sertich DFL 05B FOR
Dan Severson Republican 14A FOR
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Steve Smith Republican 33A FOR
Judy Soderstrom Republican 08B FOR
Loren Solberg DFL 03B FOR
Steve Sviggum Republican 28B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Kathy Tingelstad Republican 49B FOR
Dean Urdahl Republican 18B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A FOR
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR
Andy Welti DFL 30B FOR
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A FOR
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A FOR
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B FOR
Ron Abrams Republican 43B AGAINST
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B AGAINST
Karen Clark DFL 61A AGAINST
Ray Cox Republican 25B AGAINST
Jim Davnie DFL 62A AGAINST
Keith Ellison DFL 58B AGAINST
Matt Entenza DFL 64A AGAINST
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A AGAINST
Patti Fritz DFL 26B AGAINST
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A AGAINST
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Alice Hausman DFL 66B AGAINST
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B AGAINST
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B AGAINST
Melissa Hortman DFL 47B AGAINST
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A AGAINST
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Ruth Johnson DFL 23A AGAINST
Sheldon Johnson DFL 67B AGAINST
Phyllis Kahn DFL 59B AGAINST
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A AGAINST
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A AGAINST
Dan Larson DFL 63B AGAINST
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B AGAINST
John Lesch DFL 66A AGAINST
Tina Liebling DFL 30A AGAINST
Diane Loeffler DFL 59A AGAINST
Carlos Mariani DFL 65B AGAINST
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Michael Nelson DFL 46A AGAINST
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 31A AGAINST
Aaron Peterson DFL 20A AGAINST
Sandra Peterson DFL 45A AGAINST
Connie Ruth Republican 26A AGAINST
Maria Ruud DFL 42A AGAINST
Bev Scalze DFL 54B AGAINST
Katie Sieben DFL 57A AGAINST
Steve Simon DFL 44A AGAINST
Nora Slawik DFL 55B AGAINST
Paul Thissen DFL 63A AGAINST
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST

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House passes handgun permit bill, sends to governor (05/18/2005)

Senate approval of handgun carry bill
May 13, 2005 (SF2259)

After hours of debate the Senate voted 44-21 for the handgun bill, a duplicate of the 2003 act that courts struck down because of the flawed method lawmakers used to pass it. At the time, supporters of the bill attached it to an unrelated measure, robbing opponents of the chance to make changes they sought. Those opponents were able to attach some of those changes to the bill in a Senate committee, but found themselves stymied as supporters of the handgun law stripped them right back out during the Senate floor debate, saying they trampled the freedom of gun owners. The companion bill in the house is HF2424.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Michele M. Bachmann Republican 52 FOR
Thomas M. Bakk DFL 06 FOR
William V. Belanger Republican 40 FOR
Dick Day Republican 26 FOR
Steve Dille Republican 18 FOR
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 FOR
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 FOR
David Gaither Republican 43 FOR
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 FOR
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 FOR
Michael J. Jungbauer Republican 48 FOR
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Dave Kleis Republican 15 FOR
Paul E. Koering Republican 12 FOR
Gary W. Kubly DFL 20 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
Cal Larson Republican 10 FOR
Brian LeClair Republican 56 FOR
Warren Limmer Republican 32 FOR
Becky Lourey DFL 08 FOR
James P. Metzen DFL 39 FOR
Steve Murphy DFL 28 FOR
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 FOR
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 FOR
Gen Olson Republican 33 FOR
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 FOR
Mark Ourada Republican 19 FOR
Pat Pariseau Republican 36 FOR
Mady Reiter Republican 53 FOR
Claire A. Robling Republican 35 FOR
Julie A. Rosen Republican 24 FOR
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 FOR
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 FOR
Tom Saxhaug DFL 03 FOR
Linda Scheid DFL 46 FOR
David H. Senjem Republican 29 FOR
Rod Skoe DFL 02 FOR
Dan Sparks DFL 27 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
David J. Tomassoni DFL 05 FOR
Jim Vickerman DFL 22 FOR
Betsy L. Wergin Republican 16 FOR
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 FOR
Ellen R. Anderson DFL 66 AGAINST
Linda Berglin DFL 61 AGAINST
Don Betzold DFL 51 AGAINST
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 AGAINST
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 AGAINST
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 AGAINST
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 AGAINST
Linda Higgins DFL 58 AGAINST
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 AGAINST
Steve Kelley DFL 44 AGAINST
Sharon Marko DFL 57 AGAINST
John Marty DFL 54 AGAINST
Mike McGinn Republican 38 AGAINST
Geoff Michel Republican 41 AGAINST
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 AGAINST
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 AGAINST
Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL 07 AGAINST
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 AGAINST
Ann H. Rest DFL 45 AGAINST
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 AGAINST

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Senate Crime Prevention Committee
May 2, 2005 (SF2259)

A revised version of Minnesota's handgun permit law survived a key committee vote. The Senate Crime Prevention Committee kept the bill alive by sending it to its next stop without recommendation. The committee also made significant changes to the bill, amending the bill to say that firearms are prohibited from religious buildings unless churches indicate otherwise, and making it a felony to possess a firearm on school property, including day care centers, universities and youth groups such as boys and girls' clubs. The vote reflects the following: A "yes" vote is a vote to send it to the Rules Committee without a recommendation.

Result: No Action

Legislator Party District Vote
Linda Berglin DFL 61 FOR
Don Betzold DFL 51 FOR
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 FOR
Dave Kleis Republican 15 FOR
Mike McGinn Republican 38 FOR
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 FOR
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 FOR
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 FOR
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 AGAINST

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