"The State Register is the official source and only complete listing for all state agency rule making in its various stages. State agencies are required to publish notice of their rule making action in the State Register.... Approximately 75 state agencies have the authority to Issue rules." -State Register. The State Register Is published every Monday. Its purpose is to "give notice" to citizens regarding proposed, amended, repealed or adopted agency rules and other matters.
Volume numbering begins with the first issue in July and continues until the last issue of the following June. Each Issue is numbered and dated. Page numbering is sequential; therefore, each volume often has several thousand pages.
There is a "Rules Index" in each issue which cumulates for six months, I. e., the last issue in December. With the first issue in January, the "Rules Index" begins to cumulate anew until the last issue the following June. Therefore, if you want to know if a rule has been affected in the past year you must check the "Rules Index" in the most recent issue of the State Register and then the last "cumulated index" either in December or June.
In addition, the State Register contains various other topics:
NOTE: The State Register is the means by which you will update a Minnesota agency rule. See the section on MINNESOTA RULES.
- Minnesota Rules: Amendments & Additions
Proposed rules are listed by agency or department.
Adopted rules are listed by agency or department.
- Official Notices
Notices of meetings; matters of public Interest; solicitation of information or opinions outside the agency which give persons the opportunity to submit their views on subject matter either orally or in writing.
- State Contracts & Advertised Bids
Here are listed the availability of services contracts or professional or technical services contracts with an estimated cost of over $2000.
- Professional. Technical and Consulting Contracts
Here are listed the availability of consultant services contracts or professional or technical services contracts with an estimated cost of over $10,000.
- Non-state Public Contracts
Counties, municipalities, any tax-supported institution or government jurisdiction may advertise for bids, contracts, services, etc., from the private sector.
- State Grants
Availability of grant funds available through agencies or branches of state government.
- Supreme Court Decisions. Opinions & Orders
Recent decisions of the Minnesota Supreme Court are summarized here. The disposition of certain disciplinary proceedings against members of the Minnesota Bar are also listed.
Various executive appointments, meetings, events, etc., are listed here.
- Minnesota Bookstore
A list of various publications, services and subscriptions of state government are listed here. Each item is described along with ordering Information. Some items are free for the asking. Block ads highlight various state publications currently available.
The State Register is available on the web at
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This page was last updated on November 17, 2003