All audio files of Minnesota House and Senate committee hearings and floor sessions from 1991 to the present are available online.
House Audio: This page contains audio from 1991 to 2006 and is maintained by the Legislative Reference Library. House audio files from 2007 to the present are available through the House Audio and Video Archives page.
House Video: Select video files of House committee hearings and floor sessions from 1998 to the present are available through the House Audio and Video Archives page.
Senate Audio: This page contains Senate audio from 1991-2020 and is maintained by the Legislative Reference Library. Recent audio from 2020 is available on the Senate audio archive.
Senate Video: This page contains select video of Senate committee hearings and floor sessions from 2001 to the present and is maintained by the Legislative Reference Library.
Committee and floor audio are one of the many resources which provide insight into the legislative process. For further information on researching legislative proceedings, consult the Legislative Reference Library’s legislative history guide and resource list. For further information, please call our reference desk at 651-296-8338 or email us.
In 2017, the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library received an appropriation to digitize more than 29,000 tapes of legislative proceedings from 1991 to 2003. In 2010, through a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, nearly 800 Senate audio cassettes from 2004 were digitized to correspond with the already digital 2004 House audio.
Both digitization projects and the resulting database enhances the existing collection of digital files, making these valuable primary records of the Legislature accessible to anyone at any time and preserving them into the future.
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