Increases penalties for blocking a highway, public transit or airport access from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor.

  • Introduced in direct response to Black Lives Matter protests

  • Would have a chilling effect on speech

  • Creates punishments that are disproportionate to the offense

  • Minnesota already has ample laws to address this issue

Bill Links: HF 390/SF 676

Status: Stand-alone bill passed by the full Republican-controlled House and Senate, vetoed by Gov. Dayton

 

 

Status

Vetoed by governor

Bill number

HF 390/SF 676

Position

Oppose

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