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Each year, the Legislature mandates reports and studies to be completed by state agencies or
other governmental entities. Mandates are for either one-time studies or ongoing reports. While
some reports are mandated to the Legislature as a whole, others are directed to specific
Legislative Reference Library staff track these
mandates and obtain copies of the reports for our collection in
order to provide long-term access. Each year we read the session
laws to identify new mandates and note repeals or
extensions of mandates. For example, in the 2011
Session Laws we identified 198 new or changed mandates;
in 2012 there were 173.
This database allows for searching of mandated reports that the Library is expecting or has received since 2003 (Selected mandates prior to 2003 are included.) Multiple search fields allow for the creation of custom lists. Each year, the Legislature mandates reports and studies to be completed by state agencies or other governmental entities. Legislative Reference Library staff track these mandates and obtain copies of the reports for our collection in order to provide long-term access.
Searching for mandated reports via the Library's
Only reports the Legislative Library has received and processed will be in the Library's
catalog. If you cannot locate the report you need, please
contact a librarian to
check on the status of the report.
If you know the title, mandate number (law or statute citation), some keywords, or the
issuing agency, you can use the Library's
locate mandated reports.
Any available electronic versions of the mandated reports will be linked to the catalog record.
Minnesota Statute Mandate Search
Example: To search for Minnesota Statute 216C.43 subdivision 12,
click on "Subject Keyword," then type 216C.43 12 in the box.
Minnesota Law Mandate Search
Example: To search for the "Ignition Interlock Device Pilot Project
Final Report" mandated by Minnesota Laws of 2007, Chapter 54, Article 3, Section 5,
Subdivision 1, click on "Subject Heading, Keyword," then enter as much of the law
citation as you know in the box, such as: 2007 54 3 5 1 (using numbers only,
separated by spaces, works the best)
Submit Mandated Documents
If your agency needs to submit a report to the Legislative Reference Library, please send one electronic copy (Word, PDF, URL) to ""
and two print copies to:
Attn: Reed Polakowski
Legislative Reference Library
645 State Office Bldg.
100 Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Custom Lists of Mandated Reports
If you have a specific need, custom lists can be created:
- By agency
- By date received
- By date due
- By Session Law/Statute
- Other lists as requested
For assistance with a custom list, contact a librarian at 651-296-8338 or by