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.
20th Annual Minnesota Rulemaking Seminar
Thursday, September 24, 2015
20th Annual Minnesota Rulemaking Seminar Announcement (PDF: 428KB/1 page) - Includes registration information.
2015 Minnesota Rulemaking Manual
- 2015 Manual (PDF)
A reference book for drafting state agency administrative rules in Minnesota.
- 2015 Manual - Chapters and Forms
Word files of chapters and forms.
2015 Rulemaking Seminar Presenters
Patricia Winget, Minnesota Department of Health
"What Rule Writers Need to Know Now: Basic Procedure"
- Significant Rulemaking Developments in 2015 (PDF)
- Rulemaking Progress Chart (PDF)
- Rulemaking Time Line (PDF)
Maryann Corbett, Revisor’s Office
- Clarity, Past and Present: Ideas about Plain Language (PDF)
- Helping the Reader of the Future: Avoiding Vagueness and Ambiguity in Rule Drafting (PDF)
- Ways to break up a very long sentence (PDF)
Paul Marinac, Revisor's Office
"The Future is Now! The Revisor's Electronic Rulemaking Initiatives"
Beth Carlson, Department of Natural Resources; Jodi Pope, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board; Kerstin Forsythe Hahn, Minnesota Department of Education
"Lessons Learned from the Experts"
Tammy Pust, Office of Administrative Hearings
"OAH into the Future, Resistance is Futile"
Mehmet Konar-Steenberg, William Mitchell College of Law
"Rulemaking's Uncertain Future: Some Empirical Observations"