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January 2013

Firearm Legislation and Regulation

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As state legislatures and the federal government gear up to tackle firearms legislation, a flurry of articles and studies are being released by a broad spectrum of groups. The Legislative Library recently added these reports:

Firearms Laws in Minnesota: A Guide for Legislators” was released November, 2012 by the MN House Research Department. This extremely thorough report describes Minnesota laws and selected federal laws that regulate the possession or use of firearms in Minnesota, or provide penalties for criminal acts involving firearms.

A November, 2012 Congressional Research Service report, “Gun Control Legislation” includes discussion on recurring gun control issues that have generated congressional interest. The report also provides basic firearms-related statistics, an overview of federal firearms law, and a summary of recent legislative action.

NCSL’s publication, “Possession of a Firearm by the Mentally Ill – January, 2013”, provides links and summaries to state laws that address limitations on firearm ownership and use by persons “adjudicated mentally ill”. NCSL also supplies a summary of President Obama’s Gun-Control Proposals.

Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance From Citizens” published by the Cato Institute asks the question - What would be the effect of depriving ordinary, law-abiding citizens from keeping arms for self-defense? They conclude: the law-abiding would be at a distinct disadvantage should criminals acquire guns from underground markets.

Additional Information on the Topic:

Guns & Gun Control – This New York Times feature offers a summary of recent events and legislation, as well as proposed action by state governors and the National Rifle Association, statistics, and court decisions is then augmented with links to additional articles and a list of resources from around the Web about gun ownership.

MN Legislative Resources -

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Agriculture

Minnesota Agricultural Statistics. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. 2012. Ref HD1775.M6 M63x 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1196.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Animals/Animal Rights

Minnesota Zoo Annual Report. Minn. Zoological Board. 2012. QL76.5 .U62 A66ax 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1135.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 85A.02 Subd. 12

Business

Business Assistance Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. December 2012. HC107.M63 E441 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1152.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 243 Art. 12 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 116J.994 Subd. 9)
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 224 Sec. 58 (Minn. Stat. 116J.994)
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 482 Sec. 11 Subd. 10

Business Journal Book of Lists. CityBusiness/Twin Cities.  Ref HF3163.T9 M56 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Demographics & Population

World Almanac and Book of Facts. Newspaper Enterprise Association. 2012. Ref AY67 .N5 W7 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Education-Higher

Alexander, Klinton W. Higher Education Law: Policy and Perspectives. Routledge. 2011. KF4225 .A95 2011.

Alexander, Klinton W. Higher Education Law: Policy and Perspectives. Routledge. 2011. KF4225 .A95 2011.

Environment/Natural Resources

Biennial Report of the Clean Water Council. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. December 2012. TD365 .M56 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1246.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 251 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 114D.30)

Biennial Report of the Clean Water Council. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. December 2012. TD365 .M56 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1246.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 251 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 114D.30)

Biennial Report of the Clean Water Council. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. December 2012. TD365 .M56 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1246.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 251 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 114D.30)

Evalulation and Recommendations for Improving Environmental Review. . November 6, 2012. TD194.66.M6 E83 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1082.

Minnesota Closed Landfill Program Annual Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. December 2012. TD788.4.M6 M542 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1245.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Sec. 109 (Minn. Stat. 115B.412 Subd. 10)

Solid Waste Processing Facilities Capital Assistance Program (CAP): Report of Termination of Obligations. Minn. Pollution Control Agency.  TD788.4.M6 S65 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1156.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 128 Art. 1 Sec. 125 (Minn. Stat. 115A.54 Subd. 4)

Ethnic Minorities

Biennial Report of the Council on Black Minnesotans. Council on Black Minnesotans. November 15, 2012. E185.93.M55 C67 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1239.
Mandated by: 1980 Minn. Laws Chap. 614 Sec. 187 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 3.9225 Subd. 7)

Yusuf, Ahmed Ismail. Somalis in Minnesota. Minn. Historical Society Press. 2012. F615.S67 Y87 2013.

Gambling

Annual Report of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board. Minn. Gambling Control Board. November 8, 2012. HV6721.M6 M56 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1242.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 349.151 Subd. 4

Governing/Government-State

Biennial Report of the State Board of Assessors. Minn. Board of Assessors. October 2012. HJ3307.2 .M56ax 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1142.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Health: Grant to Sierra Young Family Institute, Inc. Special Review. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. December 6, 2012. HJ9865 .A27 no. 12-24. Minn. Publication 12-1201.

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Management and Budget Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT) Application Security Controls Information Technology Audit. Minn. Legislature - Office of the Legislative Auditor. November 16, 2012. HJ9865 .A27 no. 12-23. Minn. Publication 12-1075.

Michael, Joel. History of the Item Veto in Minnesota (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. November 2012. JK6153.V4 M54 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0922.

Government Finance

Minnesota Town Finances: Revenues, Expenditures, and Debt. Office of the State Auditor. November 16, 2011. Ref HJ9777.M55 M55b 2010. Minn. Publication 12-1134.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

November Economic Forecast. Minn. Management & Budget. November 2012. HJ11.M65ax 2012 Nov.. Minn. Publication 12-1181.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.103

Health Care

Risk and Regulatory Consulting, LLC. HealthPartners, Inc. Review. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. December 3, 2012. RA413.5.U6 M6 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1213.

Risk and Regulatory Consulting, LLC. HMO Minnesota d/b/a Blue Plus Review. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. December 3, 2012. RA413.5.U6 M63 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1212.

INS Regulatory Services, Inc. Medica Health Plans Review. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. November 26, 2012. RA413.5.U6 M65 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1211.

Risk and Regulatory Consulting, LLC. UCare Minnesota Review. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. December 3, 2012. RA413.5.U6 M64 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1214.

Retirement Income

Teachers Retirement Association Fund: Actuarial Valuation Report. Teachers Retirement Association. November 29, 2012. LB2842.2 .T44ax 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1193.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Taxation

Manzi, Nina and Steve Hinze. Short Subjects: Targeting Property Tax Refund (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. December 2012. HN79.M6 S56 2012.

Transportation

Burress, Matt. Low-Power Vehicles (Updated). Minn. House of Representatives - House Research. October 2012. KFM5697.75.L69 B87 2012. Minn. Publication 12-0945.

Northstar Corridor Development Authority. Northstar Corridor Development Authority Financial Report. Anoka County.  HE2771.M6 N66 2011.

Mandated Reports

Annual Report of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board. Minn. Gambling Control Board. November 8, 2012. HV6721.M6 M56 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1242.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 349.151 Subd. 4

Biennial Report of the Clean Water Council. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. December 2012. TD365 .M56 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1246.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 251 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 114D.30)

Biennial Report of the Clean Water Council. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. December 2012. TD365 .M56 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1246.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 251 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 114D.30)

Biennial Report of the Clean Water Council. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. December 2012. TD365 .M56 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1246.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 251 Sec. 7 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 114D.30)

Biennial Report of the Council on Black Minnesotans. Council on Black Minnesotans. November 15, 2012. E185.93.M55 C67 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1239.
Mandated by: 1980 Minn. Laws Chap. 614 Sec. 187 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 3.9225 Subd. 7)

Biennial Report of the State Board of Assessors. Minn. Board of Assessors. October 2012. HJ3307.2 .M56ax 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1142.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 1

Business Assistance Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. December 2012. HC107.M63 E441 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1152.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 243 Art. 12 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 116J.994 Subd. 9)
Mandated by: 1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 224 Sec. 58 (Minn. Stat. 116J.994)
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 482 Sec. 11 Subd. 10

Minnesota Closed Landfill Program Annual Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. December 2012. TD788.4.M6 M542 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1245.
Mandated by: 1997 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Sec. 109 (Minn. Stat. 115B.412 Subd. 10)

Minnesota Town Finances: Revenues, Expenditures, and Debt. Office of the State Auditor. November 16, 2011. Ref HJ9777.M55 M55b 2010. Minn. Publication 12-1134.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.75
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Minnesota Zoo Annual Report. Minn. Zoological Board. 2012. QL76.5 .U62 A66ax 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1135.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 85A.02 Subd. 12

November Economic Forecast. Minn. Management & Budget. November 2012. HJ11.M65ax 2012 Nov.. Minn. Publication 12-1181.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.103

Solid Waste Processing Facilities Capital Assistance Program (CAP): Report of Termination of Obligations. Minn. Pollution Control Agency.  TD788.4.M6 S65 2011/2012. Minn. Publication 12-1156.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 128 Art. 1 Sec. 125 (Minn. Stat. 115A.54 Subd. 4)

Teachers Retirement Association Fund: Actuarial Valuation Report. Teachers Retirement Association. November 29, 2012. LB2842.2 .T44ax 2012. Minn. Publication 12-1193.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

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