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

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Legislative Advisory Commission

Also known as:
Legislative Advisory Committee
Active dates:1943-

The Commission has the authority to review and grant requests by state departments and state agencies for funding from contingent appropriations or spending of federal funds. The Commission consults with the governor of Minnesota before transfers of funds from the contingent appropriation.


The Legislative Advisory Commission was called the Legislative Advisory Committee from its creation in 1943 to some time in the 1970s.


The commission has four permanent members: the majority leader of the Senate; the chair of the Senate Finance Committee; the Speaker of the House; and the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. One additional member from each the House of Representatives and the Senate sit on the commission - determined by the funding request(s) being considered.

The commission meets at the call of the governor or two or more members of the commission. The commissioner of management and budget acts as secretary and keeps a permanent record and minutes of its proceedings, which are public records. MMB provides instructions for state agencies for preparing LAC requests.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1973-1975.
Record last updated: 11/30/2020

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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