An administrative rule is a general statement adopted by an agency to make the law it enforces or administers more specific or to govern the agency's organization or procedure.
An agency may adopt a rule only after the legislature has enacted a law granting this authority to the agency. An agency rule that is adopted under the rulemaking provisions of MN Statutes, Chapter 14, has the force and effect of law. Rulemaking in Minnesota: A Guide explains each step of the rulemaking process in Minnesota.
Administrative rulemaking follows a very specific and transparent process which is outlined in the following document:Rulemaking Flow Chart
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The Board published in the June 12, 2017, issue of the State Register a Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing Unless 25 or More Persons Request a Hearing, And Notice of Hearing if 25 or More Requests for Hearing Are Received.
The proposed rule modifications
This package also includes housekeeping updates, such as repealing obsolete rules and updating the dates of documents incorporated by reference.
The full text of the Dual Notice, the proposed language, and the Statement of Need and Reasonableness can be found below,.Proposed Rule Language Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) Dual Notice (Full Text)
Hearing Exhibits Exhibit M: Board Testimony at Hearing
The Board received the required 25 minimum requests for a hearing on Rule Package Revisor ID Number R-04392. A hearing was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 9:30 am in Suite 295, Golden Rule Building, 85 E. 7th Place, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101.
OAH Rulemaking E-Comments Website
In accordance with hearing procedure, a post-hearing comment period has opened on Rule Package Revisor ID Number R-04392. Any interested party may submit additional comments on the proposed rule package to the Office of Administrative Hearings (AOH) by no later than 4:30 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Additional procedural information can be found in the Dual Notice document, linked above.
The Board is required to submit to the administrative law judge a post-hearing response to issues raised at the meeting and in comments. A copy of the response is below:Hearing Response Hearing Response Correction
A summary of recent and in-process rulemaking as a PDF.Rulemaking Docket