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House, Senate, and Commission Audio and Video

House

  • Audio – 1991-present
  • Video – 1998-present

Senate

  • Audio – 1991-present
  • Video – 2001-present

Commissions

  • Audio – 1971-present (selected)
  • Video – 2001-present (selected)

Not all meetings are available in both formats.

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All available audio and video of Minnesota House and Senate committee hearings and floor sessions from 1991 to the present, and selected legislative commission meeting audio and video from 1971 to the present, are accessible on this page.

Committee and floor audio are one of the many resources which provide insight into the legislative process. For further information on researching legislative proceedings, consult the Legislative Reference Library’s legislative history guide and resource list. If you need assistance locating an audio or video file, please email us or call our reference desk at 651-296-8338.

Audio and video are also available on the House Audio and Video Archives page, the Senate audio archive page, the Senate video archive page, and the Commissions Audio and Video page

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In 2017, the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library received an appropriation to digitize more than 29,000 tapes of legislative proceedings from 1991 to 2003.

In 2020, the Library received a grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund to digitize more than 2,200 tapes of legislative commission meetings from 1971 to 2004. And in 2010, through another grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, the Library digitized 800 Senate tapes from 2004 to correspond with the already digital 2004 House audio.

These digitization projects and the resulting database enhance the existing collection of digital files, making these valuable primary records of the Legislature accessible to anyone at any time, and preserving them into the future.