Legislation

List of 2021/2022 Legislative Demands

This list of Bills will start the healing process for our communities. There is no silver bullet that will solve all the problems before us but this is a first step on our journey to Justice, and real substantive change. in addition to the 9 bills other bills will be added once they are drafted by MJC.

End Qualified Immunity HF-1104

This bill will end qualified immunity as a legal defense for police misconduct.
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End no knock warrants HF-1762 PASSED

This bill will prohibit police officers from obtaining no knock warrants except under narrow circumstances.
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Civilian Oversight Strengthened HF-640

This bill will repeal MN Stat. 626.89, subd. 17 which prohibited civilian oversight bodies from making findings of fact in complaints against police.
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Hardel Sherrell Act HF-1267 Passed

This is a bill that was drafted by the DOC and Del Shea Perry whis son Hardel Sherrell was killed while in custody. This Bill Reforms the care porvided in the incarrceration system and will save lives.

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Anti-Doxing for Children

Details coming soon

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Access to Body Cams 48hrs HF-1103

This bill allows families access within 48 hours to unredacted body-worn camera footage in police critical incidents. MJC
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Police Professional Liability Insurance HF-440

This bill will create a requirement for law enforcement officers to carry professional liability insurance as a condition of employment. Employing agencies may pay the base but any additional premiums based on officer conduct will be the officer’s responsibility.
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End Prosecution for Reporting Police Misconduct (609.505, subd. 2) HF-2201

This bill will repeal MN Stat. 609.505, subd. 2, which criminalizes criticizing police.  100% of people prosecuted under this statute have been Black.
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Forfeiture of a peace officer's pension upon felony conviction

This bill will go after the tax paid portion of police pensions if they are convicted of a  felony while in uniform or acting under the color of law. MJC
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End Statue of Limitations on Wrongful death HF-717

This bill will eliminate the statute of limitations for wrongful death civil suits, enabling families of people killed by police to seek justice. Has 5 year look back. will use 3 year as negotiation Also eliminates SOL for sexual assault by Law enforcement. MJC
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Ending Police-Only Responses to Mental Health Crisis Calls HF-1686 PASSED

This bill requires 911 call centers to refer calls to mental health crisis response teams when such teams exists.
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Independent Investigatory and Prosecutory Body

This bill will create an independent agency to investigate and prosecute police critical incidents.
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Adding a harassment provision to the suicide statute

Details coming soon
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Anti Bullying Statute

Adding a provision to the anti bullying statute that punishes racist behavior and sexual exploitation that is malicious or sadistic in school.
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Minnesota Justice Coalition

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