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Administrative Rules Related Duties

Rule Drafting

Source of mandate: Minnesota Statutes, sections 3C.03, subdivision 2, and 14.07

The office provides administrative rule drafting services to agencies, assisting them in proposing and adopting rules that are written clearly and concisely, consistent with legislative direction, and free of common drafting errors.

Quality controls for rule drafting include review and approval by the drafting attorneys and peer review by senior legal staff.

Form Approvals of Rules

Source of mandate: Minnesota Statutes, section 14.07

The office reviews and approves the form of all rules to ensure that they are numbered, formatted, and edited in a way that conform with the published compilation of Minnesota Rules.

As part of this approval, the office certifies that documents incorporated by reference in rules are conveniently available to the public. In addition to form approval, substantive attorney review is provided as a part of the drafting assistance the office provides.

Proposed Rules

Source of mandate: Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.07, 14.14, and 14.20

The office prepares the document that contains the text of a proposed rule, certified approved as to form, for publication in the State Register.

Modifications

Source of mandate: Minnesota Statutes, section 14.07

After agencies publish proposed rules in the State Register, they may modify or change proposed rules during the rulemaking process for several reasons, including: to correct defects found by the Office of Administrative Hearings; in response to public comment on the rules; on their own initiative; or to reflect suggestions made by the reviewing attorney in the revisor’s office. The office prepares the text of these modifications to rules, approved as to form, for agencies to use.

Notices of Adoption

Source of mandate: Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.18 and 14.27

Agencies are required to give the public notice of rule adoption. The office prepares and approves the form of these notices of adoption, which are then published in the State Register.

Adopted Rules

Source of mandate: Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.08, 14.20, 14.28, 14.38, 14.386, 14.388, and 14.389

The office prepares copies of rules that have been adopted by agencies, approved as to form, for filing with the secretary of state.

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