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Minnesota Legislative History - Location of Materials

Minnesota Statutes  Minnesota Session Laws  Journals  Bills
Legislative Committee Minutes  Audio and Video Recordings  Floor Logs
Legislative History Research Services  Additional Research Materials

Minnesota Statutes

Minnesota Session Laws

Journals

House Journal

Senate Journal

Bills

House Files (HF)

Senate Files (SF)

Legislative Committee Minutes

House Minutes

Print minutes are the official record and are generally more complete than the online minutes.

Senate Minutes

Print minutes are the official record and are generally more complete than the online minutes. Not all Senate committees produce committee minutes.

  • 2007-present (selected): 2017-2018 | 2015-2016 | 2013-2014 | 2011-2012 | 2009-2010 | 2007-2008
    Note: Select the committee, then go to the "meetings" and select the "upcoming meeting schedules." Select the date of the meeting. If the word "minutes" doesn't appear as a link in the schedule, that committee did not post minutes online.
  • 2005-2006
  • 1999-2018: Print at LRL
  • 1973-1988: Microfilm at LRL
  • 1911-1998: Print at MHS Library
  • 1883-1910: Print at MHS Library (Judiciary Committee only)

Audio and Video Recordings of Floor Debates and Committee Hearings

House Audio/Video

  • 2004-present: Complete audio and selected video coverage for committee hearings, complete video coverage for House floor sessions
  • 1991-2003: Full audio coverage
  • 1998-2003: Select video coverage
  • To purchase a copy of a House video please contact House Public Information, 175 State Office Building; (651) 297-1338 - $12.50 per item produced.

Senate Audio/Video

Floor Logs

Floor logs are helpful if you are listening to floor debate as part of your legislative history work because they indicate the order of bills and general length of time for discussion.

House Logs

Senate Logs

Legislative History Research Services

Additional Research Materials

As a part of the legislative history research process, it can sometimes be fruitful to look at secondary sources. Please see the Minnesota Legislative History Research Guide for a list of additional research materials.

Library staff assistance should not be construed as a substitute for professional legal research aid.

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

See also a one-page, printable PDF of this information.

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