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Mandated Reports

Searching for mandated reports via the Library's mandated reports database

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 legislative session, 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. Library staff read the session laws to identify new mandates and changes to existing mandates. These mandates are tracked and the library obtains copies of the reports for our collection in order to provide long-term access.

Searching for mandated reports via the Library's catalog

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 catalog to 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 email.

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