The legislation is expected to go straight to the floor of the 67-member Senate, where backers say they have 40 votes to approve it. It could be voted on as early as today, but more likely on Monday. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has said he would sign the measure. The bill would allow most law-abiding Minnesota adults to obtain permits. Currently, local law enforcement authorities have broad discretion to grant or deny them.
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