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Citing Minnesota Legal Sources

Below are some examples of Minnesota legal citations.

Note: In some instances, two citation formats are listed: 1) Legislative: as cited by the Minnesota Revisor of Statutes or on the Minnesota Legislative website; 2) Legal court citation: as cited in legal citation manuals. Legislative hearing cite formats are taken from a citation manual (tapes) and the William Mitchell Law Review (web archive).

Constitution: Minn. Const. art. IV, sec. 8

Statutes: Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 123.45, subdivision 6 ; MINN. STAT. 123.45 (2008) ; MINN. STAT. ANN. 123.45 (2008)

Session Laws: Laws of Minnesota 2007, chapter 150, article 8, section 3 ; Laws of Minnesota 2007, 1st Spec. Sess. chapter 2, article 3, section 3 ; 2007 Minn. Laws xxx (note: xxx is a page #)

Minnesota Rules: Minnesota Rules, part 1234.0100, subpart 5, item A ; MINN. R. 1234.0100 (2007)

House and Senate Journals: Minn. Sen. J., 85th Leg., Reg. Sess. xxx (2008) (note: xxx is a page #) ; Minn. H.J., 85th Leg., Reg. Sess. xxx (2008) (note: xxx is a page #)

Legislative Floor and Committee Hearings:

Floor debates (Tapes): Minn. Sen., Floor Debate, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007) (Sen. recording tape no. 2, side A.) ; Minn. H., Floor Debate, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007) (H. recording tape no. 2, side A.)

Floor debates (Internet): Minn. Sen., Floor Debate, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007), available at: http://www... (audio [or] video web media) ; Minn. H., Floor Debate, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007), available at: http://www... (audio [or] video web media)

Committee debates (Tapes): Minn. Sen., Hearing on S.F. 123 before the Sen. Comm. on Taxes, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007) (Sen. recording tape no. 1, side B.) ; Minn. H., Hearing on H.F. 123 before the H. Comm. on Taxes, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007) (H. recording tape no. 1, side B.)

Committee debates (Internet): Minn. Sen., Hearing on S.F. 123 before the Sen. Comm. on Taxes, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007), available at: http://www... (audio [or] video web media) ; Minn. H., Hearing on H.F. 123 before the H. Comm. on Taxes, 85th Minn. Leg., Reg. Sess. (Feb. 8, 2007), available at: http://www... (audio [or] video web media)

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