Common law already limits Minnesotans’ ability to sue if they are injured while trespassing. Fabian’s bill would put those restrictions into statute, alongside a few exceptions such as for people pursuing outdoor recreation.
Rep. Andrew Carlson (DFL-Bloomington) attacked the bill as a product the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC, an organization dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism.
Rep. Peggy Scott (R-Andover), committee chair, decried DFLers frequently conjuring up the “bogeyman” of ALEC backing, as if the organization is the “author of all things awful.”
Rep. Debra Hilstrom (DFL-Brooklyn Center) warned that HF985 would freeze existing common law in statute, making it impossible for Republican proponents to expand protections for property owners in the future.
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of the Legislature’s 2018-19 operating budget.
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