Saint Paul – Today, Governor Mark Dayton ceremoniously signed Chapter 171, HF 1829. The bill was officially signed into law on April 9, 2012.
Governor Dayton was joined at the signing ceremony by House author Representative Tony Cornish and county attorneys from around the state including:
Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney
Paul Beaumaster, Rice County Attorney and President of the MN County Attorneys Association
Rick Hodsdon, Assistant Washington County Attorney and Attorney for Sherrifs’ Association
Jeff Edblad, Isanti County Attorney
Tony Palumbo, Anoka County Attorney
Ross Arneson, Blue Earth County Attorney
Pat McDermott, Assistant Blue Earth County Attorney
Chris Rovney, Assistant Blue Earth County Attorney
John Kingrey, Minnesota County Attorneys Association Administration
The new law allows County Attorneys and Assistant County Attorneys to carry a firearm while on duty, provided they have a valid permit to carry.