Minnesota set to enact red flag law, universal background checks

The $880 million omnibus package directs funding to public safety and the judiciary.
FILE – Clouds float over the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)

Minnesota House Democrats sent Gov. Tim Walz (D) an $880 million public safety and judiciary omnibus package that creates an extreme risk protection order and requires a background check for private transfers of pistols and semiautomatic military-style assault weapons.

The passage of the measure — on party-line 34-33 vote late Monday night — was welcomed by Walz, who said he would sign it.

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