Minnesota Rulemaking Manual and Seminar
This page provides links to the current Minnesota Rulemaking Manual and materials from the Annual Rulemaking Seminar.
A Manual for the Practitioner
The Minnesota Rulemaking Manual reflects the collective wisdom and experience of the State's rule writing community. It was first issued on June 17, 1996, and has been revised annually ever since. Revisions have been based on suggestions and corrections found during previous years of its use and recent legislative activity.
2016 Minnesota Rulemaking Manual
- 2016 Manual (PDF)
A reference book for drafting state agency administrative rules in Minnesota.
- 2016 Manual - Chapters and Forms
Word files of chapters and forms.
21st Annual Minnesota Rulemaking Seminar
Thursday, September 29, 2016
2016 Rulemaking Seminar Presenters
David Schultz, Hamline University
“The End of Deference” (PDF)
Patricia Winget, Minnesota Department of Health
“Directing Your Story: Rulemaking in the Context of APA Basics”
Rulemaking Progress Chart and Time Line (PDF)
Jason Kuenle, Revisor’s Office
“Unintended Choices: Ambiguity and Vagueness in Rule Interpretation” (PDF)
Eric Lipman, Office of Administrative Hearings
"Writing Your Own End to the Story: The Lake Wobegon Way" (PDF)
Jacquie Cavanagh, Minnesota Department of Health
Jean Coleman, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Kerstin Forsythe Hahn, Department of Education
“Looking Deep into the Crystal Ball: Estimating the Cost of Rulemaking and Rule Implementation” (PDF)
Kimberly Matier, West Metro Education Program
“The Art & The Science of Rulemaking: Developing a Thinking Frame for Eliminating Bias” (PDF)
James Burroughs, Office of the Governor
“Governor’s Views on Equity”