Current Legislation

  •    |   Private Property

    Minnesota Criminal Forfeiture

    Fighting Crime While Protecting Property Rights

    In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  But Minnesota’s asset forfeiture laws turn that principle on its head.  The state’s forfeiture laws say your property is guilty until you prove it innocent. Forfeiture reform would allow legislators to be tough on crime while still respecting property rights because convicted criminals will lose…

  •    |   Economic Liberty

    Minnesota Economic Liberty

    Protecting Boards' Immunity through Better Public Policy

    During tough economic times, the government should encourage job creation, not stifle it with unnecessary regulations. But in Minnesota entrepreneurs are often forced to get permission from the government before they can go into business or hire new employees. During the 2016 legislative session, Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature have a historic opportunity…

  •    |   Economic Liberty

    Minnesota Interior Design

    Stopping Interior Designer Licensure in Minnesota

    Since 2003, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers has pursued legislation to license designers in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.  Unsatisfied with the state’s certification that recognizes those who have completed an extensive education program and have work experience, ASID-Minnesota has tried four previous times to have the state employ its…

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