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Welcome back lawmakers in Minnesota have their own get out of jail free card under state law.
They have immunity from drunk driving charges the issue came to light after this police dash cam video surfaced this is a state -- getting pulled over.
And now some students are fighting -- change this law Jane Jones is a political science for.
-- -- university and she joins us now.
Along with one of -- students -- signs thanks so much guys for being with us.
Jane I'm learning good morning -- with he's almost comes to light -- the state rat gets arrested why did this -- even exist in the first place.
Why -- state -- -- -- -- from drunk driving.
-- I actually got his back and.
Article four sections had a Minnesota constitution is late.
Say is that any lawmakers should be free from arrests three in session for treason breach of people excited for treason breach of peace.
Or a felony.
So any other are -- -- city they can actually not be arrested for.
If they apply the constitution why would they be something from that -- the people that they're representing art.
Right back in the eighteen hundreds and our founding fathers wrote the constitution -- -- -- that there are the natural fear.
-- know political retribution from certain votes and freedoms of speech that.
You know the flat -- founding fathers wrote this their constitution for that purpose -- -- -- probably have changed since the eighteen hunter exactly so Nate.
Why are you getting involved he -- things need to change.
We have all living things -- change I was appalled when -- audible does solid.
That people are allowed -- -- -- especially if all the laws that they -- -- blizzard just recently made to make do you buy stuff from Minnesota.
Okay not Jane I was reading -- some information.
About this law and you are talking about -- -- your students and being an intern for state -- tell me what your shares.
It -- our students last year -- for the Minnesota senate and after we started researching a lot we found that she actually -- example where.
She was I'm at a legislative precepts and and it left the -- the reception -- one of our state senators spent her you know.
Right along with me in my car I can't get arrested for a DW I and and partially in -- the way but legislator -- the media and well that -- -- while now so where things now it's it's gone through a house committee on what happens next.
I'm actually go straight to the floor they went through -- well I have to go through one committee -- Minnesota they went their efforts committee this week.
And it was the floor nauert is hoping for action in the -- We and I committee deadline and -- senate come Friday so we to have action by Friday the Qaeda who's sponsoring -- -- -- -- the house and Senator Kerry in the senate right now -- what have you learned as a student what did you learn from this experience.
Learn that below the process of how to get a bill passed in -- in the process of life.
How to campaign for bill might work play every step goes through how we need to talk to.
And with the media how to get them on your side I'll hold you look -- your -- he didn't go into law now.
Not a thing we -- -- law.
Going to be in officer.
All right well that's great we wish you the fast thanks to both of you thank you.
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