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Bill rescinding legislators' DWI immunity in doubt

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota state lawmakers would no longer have immunity from drunk-driving arrests under a bill that's passed a House committee.

The Civil Law Committee passed the measure Friday. But its future is in doubt because a Senate panel tabled its version of the bill on Thursday.

Some lawmakers have questioned whether a change is necessary. They say there's no evidence that elected officials are eluding drunk-driving arrests by citing immunity.

Sen. Scott Newman, a Hutchinson Republican who moved to table the bill in his chamber, noted that Minnesota Sheriffs Association members have said anyone who fails a sobriety test would be arrested.

Some students at Concordia University in St. Paul have made it a mission to remove the immunity protection. Student Hope Baker says the wording of the law prevents DWI arrests.