(St. Paul, MN)  —  Minnesota Republican lawmakers are proposing a series of anti-crime bills.  These will be the first public safety measures of the 2022 session, with the GOP making it a top priority.  Senator and candidate for governor Paul Gazelka brought a bill forward that would apply mandatory minimum sentences for convicted carjackers.  Gazelka also says he will be introducing a bill to require judges to impose the current five-year minimum for repeat offenders who commit a crime with a gun.  A third bill would create a signing bonus program to help police departments increase their ranks, after a dramatic drop following the 2020 civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis PD Officer Derek Chauvin.