A Minnesota lawmaker wants to make it crystal clear: State legislators can’t avoid arrest during session. Lawmakers’ supposed immunity from being arrested for drunken driving and other crimes has been a hot topic for years.
The Minnesota House has passed a bill that erases any immunity for state lawmakers facing felony or misdemeanor charges, including drunken driving.
A group of college students is taking on what they see as a loophole in the state constitution. It’s referred to as “legislator immunity,” and essentially protects lawmakers from arrest during the legislative session.