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Legislative History - Location of Materials

Minnesota Statutes

  • Online: Current | Prior editions
  • Print: Legislative Reference Library. LRL collection is nearly complete; also available at the Minnesota Historical Society and other libraries.

Minnesota Session Laws

  • Online: 1849-present
  • Print: Legislative Reference Library. 1849-present - Legislative Reference Library. LRL collection is nearly complete; also available at the Minnesota Historical Society and other libraries.

Bills

House

Senate

Journals and Floor Logs

House

Senate

Floor Logs

  • The Minnesota House and Senate produce logs during each floor session. The Floor Logs page includes Senate logs from 1999-present, and House logs from 1999-2004. More recent House logs are linked from the House Audio and Video Archives page.

 

Legislative Committees

House Minutes

House Audio/Video

  • Online: 2004-present — complete audio coverage
    Online: 1998-2003 — select coverage
  • Audiotape: 1999-2003 — Legislative Reference Library
    To purchase copies of House audio recordings that are stored at the Legislative Reference Library, contact House Public Information.
  • Audiotape: 1991-1998 — Minnesota Historical Society Library
    Contact the Minnesota Historical Society Library to purchase copies.

Senate Minutes

  • Online: 2005-2006 (selected) | 2007-2008 | 2009-2010 | 2011-2012 | 2013-2014
    Go to the schedule of the committee to find the minutes. If the word "Minutes" doesn't appear as a link in the schedule, that committee did not post minutes online.
  • Print: 1999-2013 — Legislative Reference Library
  • Print: 1911-1998 — Minnesota Historical Society Library
  • Microfiche: 1973-1988 — Legislative Reference Library
  • Print: 1883-1910 — (Judiciary) Minnesota Historical Society Library
    Contact the Minnesota Historical Society Library to determine if a particular record exists.

Senate Audio/Video

  • Online: 2004-present — complete audio coverage; selected video coverage. The original 2004 cassettes were transferred to digital files in 2010 through a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
    Online: 2001-2003— select coverage
  • Audiotape: 1999-2004 — Legislative Reference Library
    To purchase copies of Senate audio recordings that are stored at the Legislative Reference Library, contact Senate Supply.
  • Audiotape: 1991-1998 — Minnesota Historical Society Library
    Contact the Minnesota Historical Society Library to purchase copies.

Legislative History Research Services

  • Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Library: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd.; St. Paul, MN 55102; Reference Desk (651) 259-3300. (More in-depth services are available for a fee.)
  • Legal Research Center, Inc.: 1100 Flour Exchange Building; 310 Fourth Avenue South; Minneapolis, MN 55401; (612) 332-4950 or (800) 776-9377.
  • Legislative Intent Service, Inc.: 712 Main St., Suite 200; Woodland, CA 95695; (800) 666-1917.
  • TriDimension Strategies, LLC: Suite 900, 9330 LBJ Freeway; Dallas, TX 75243; (972) 527-3900.
  • Note: Other legislative history search firms will be added as we learn of their existence. This information is provided as a public service, and does not imply endorsement by the Minnesota Legislature.

For guides on how to do legislative history research, see Legislative History Step by Step and the MHS Legislative History Guide

  • Legislative Reference Library (LRL)
    645 State Office Building
    (651) 296-3398
    email: refdesk@lrl.leg.mn
  • Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Library
    345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
    Reference Desk
    (651) 259-3300
    MHS Legislative History Guide

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, 645 State Office Building, Saint Paul, MN  55155