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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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Abstracters Board

Also known as:
State Board of Abstractors
Board of Examiners of Abstracters
Minnesota Board of Abstractors Examiners
State Board of Abstract Examiners
Minnesota Abstracters Board of Examiners
Board of Abstractors
Active dates:1957-1993

Examines applicants, licenses abstracters, and handles complaints concerning Minnesota abstracters.


Name changed from Abstractors Board of Examiners to Board of Abstractors, 1975 Minn. Laws Chap. 271 Sec. 3 (22). Host department: Commerce. "The board is no longer in existence as of August 1993" (Source: Annual compilation and statistical report: membership on state councils, boards and commissions).


7 members (4 abstracters, 1 attorney, 2 public members); appointed by governor; 4-year terms; per diem plus expenses; members file with Ethical Practices Board.; Originally (1957): 5 members; 6-year terms; senate confirmation not required.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.


Found: Board of Abstracters (State Register, 3 November 1986, 11 S.R. 836)

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1959-1993.
Record last updated: 04/24/2019

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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