Legislative Document Search Request
For this research service, Library staff will search for documentation related to one bill per request.
Turnaround: Research is usually completed and sent within 30 business days. Rush service is not available at this time.
About This Research Service: Library staff will search in the following records and provide copies of any documents related to the specified bill (a companion bill is considered a separate bill):
- House and Senate Journals--all years
- Committee minutes--1911 to 1998 for Senate and 1919 to 1998 for House
- Bill summaries--1975 to 2008
For Rush Service orders, please contact the Library if you would like to make arrangements--and an additional payment-- for faster shipping.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine which bill(s) are of interest. Minnesota Laws are available on the Revisor of of Statutes website and they provide the House and Senate bill (H.F or S.F.) numbers for each law.
A note about audio recordings: Legislative audio recordings from 1991 to 2003 are no longer held by the Minnesota Historical Society. They were transferred to the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, digitized, and made available online. More recent recordings (2004 to present) are available online from the House and Senate. Tape recordings prior to 1991 no longer exist.
Please Note: The Minnesota Historical Society Library’s ability to provide assistance in researching the intent of a Minnesota law or statute is limited to locating and photocopying documents pertaining to a specific law. The Library is not staffed to engage in comprehensive Legislative research and analysis, or to determine the relevancy of the material located. The Library makes no representation that the legislative information provided is conclusive or exhaustive.For More Information: