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Legislative Research Committee
Also known as:
Minnesota Legislative Research Committee
Function: To gather information and material to be used by the legislature in its work while in session.
The committee shall have the power and right to study, consider, accumulate, compile and assemble information on any subject upon which the Legislature may legislate, and upon such subjects as the Legislature may by concurrent or joint resolution authorize or direct, or upon any subject requested by a member of the Legislature; to collect information concerning the government and general welfare of the State and of its political subdivisions; to study and consider important issues of public policy and questions of general interest. The prime motive of the committee shall be to gather information and provide material to be used by the Legislature in its work while in session. The director and his assistants shall neither oppose nor urge legislation.
The Committee shall consist of one senator and one representative from each of the Congressional Districts in the State to be chosen before the close of each regular session of the Legislature to serve until the opening day of the next succeeding regular session of the Legislature. The House members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
and the Senate members shall be selected at a caucus by a majority of the Senators from the several Congressional Districts.
The Legislative Reference Library has many reports ranging from 1947-1968 done by the Legislative Research Committee.
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