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    Subdivision 1. Establishment. A Legislative Reference Library is established under the
control of the Legislative Coordinating Commission.
    Subd. 2. Collection; purpose. The library shall collect, index, and make available in suitable
form information relative to governmental and legislative subjects which will aid members of
the legislature to perform their duties in an efficient and economical manner. It shall maintain
an adequate collection of public documents of Minnesota and other states. It may enter into
loan agreements with other libraries.
    Subd. 3. State documents. The library is a depository of all documents published by the
state and shall receive them automatically without cost. As used in this chapter, "document"
includes any publication issued by the state, constitutional officers, departments, commissions,
councils, bureaus, research centers, societies, task forces, including advisory task forces created
under section 15.014 or 15.0593, or other agencies supported by state funds, or any publication
prepared for the state by private individuals or organizations and issued in print, including all
forms of duplicating other than by the use of carbon paper, considered to be of interest or value
to the library. Intraoffice or interoffice memos and forms and information concerning only the
internal operation of an agency are not included.
    Subd. 3a. Identification of documents. For all documents deposited under subdivision
3, the library shall require that the issuing agency supply proper bibliographic identification.
The identification shall appear on the title page of each volume and include a complete title, a
statement of authorship, the name of the publisher, and the date and place of publication. If
possible the document shall be consecutively paged. The issuing agency shall include a statement
citing the statute or session law with which the report complies, if there is one.
    Subd. 4. Studies and reports. The library may use its collection to prepare studies and
reports to provide pertinent information about subjects of concern to members of the legislature.
It may publish the studies and reports.
History: 1969 c 1130 s 2; 1973 c 598 s 3; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1976 c 30 s 2; 1983 c 255 s
2; 1Sp1985 c 13 s 61; 1988 c 469 art 1 s 1