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Executive Branch Reorganization Orders

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

The Commissioner of the Department of Administration, under the authority of Minnesota Statutes 16B.37, is authorized to transfer personnel, powers, or duties from a state agency to another state agency. Details on reorganization authority are outlined in a House Research Department Information Brief, "Executive Branch Transfer Authority."

Agency names change over time. The drop-down list includes names at the time the order was published. For example, some orders may refer to a department as "Education;" other orders will use "Children, Families, and Learning."

We extracted the full text from the scanned Reorganization Orders. However, the optical character recognition (OCR) software didn't work well on many of the documents, due to poor print resolution and typewriter fonts. Full text searching is limited.

Order Number Year Subject Sending Agency Receiving Agency
1972019Transfer of the Office of Collaboration and Dispute ResolutionMediation ServicesAdministration
1962010Firewood labeling CommerceAgriculture; Natural Resources
1952008Management analysis AdministrationFinance
1942007Minnesota Veterans Homes Veterans home boardVeterans Affairs
1932005Construction and building code licenses and regulation Administration; Board of Electricity; Commerce; Health; Public SafetyLabor and Industry
1922005Municipal boundary adjustments AdministrationOffice of Administrative Hearings
1912004Disaster and terrorism preparedness, and emergency management and response Public Safety - Division of Homeland Security and Emergency ManagementEmergency Response Commission
1902003Veterans training programs EducationVeterans Affairs
1892003Duties of the former Department of Economic Security Economic SecurityAdministration; Public Safety; Trade and Economic Development
1882003Strategic and long-range planning Office of Strategic and Long-Range PlanningAdministration
1872003Crime victim assistance and criminal and juvenile justice system Center for Crime Victim Services; Children, Families and Learning; Ombudsman for Mental Health and Mental Retardation; Strategic and Long-Range PlanningPublic Safety
1862003Fourteen programs providing services for children, families, and individuals in need Children, Families and LearningHuman Services
1852003Duties of the former constitutional office of State Treasurer State TreasurerFinance
1842002Crime victim oversight Public SafetyOmbudsman for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
1832000Energy conservation and energy assistance Children, Families and LearningEconomic Security
1821999Certain crime victim services Crime Victim OmbudsmanPublic Safety
1811999Telecommunications and energy functions Public ServiceCommerce
1801998Administration of crime victim programs Administration; Corrections; Public SafetyCrime Victim Ombudsman
1791997Administration of oil overcharge, residential weatherization, emergency energy assistance, fuel funds, transitional housing, early childhood learning and child protection facilities, lead abatement, and food shelf programs Economic SecurityChildren, Families and Learning
1781997Approval of discretionary PACER grant fundsStrategic and Long-Range PlanningChildren, Families and Learning
1771996Duties of the council Intergovernmental Information Systems Advisory CouncilAdministration
1761996Duties of the board Transportation Regulation BoardTransportation
1751996Financial and administrative support of the state archaeologist Historical SocietyAdministration
1741996Hydropower and wind energy incentive payment program FinancePublic Service
1731996Review of pollution prevention progress reports Emergency Response CommissionOffice of Environmental Assistance
1721996Construction of indoor national shooting center Amateur Sports CommissionNatural Resources
1711995Approval of discretionary PACER grant funds Children, Families and LearningStrategic and Long-Range Planning
1701995Management of Mississippi River corridor critical areas Environmental Quality Board (EQB)Natural Resources
1691993Solid waste management Office of Waste ManagementPollution Control Agency (PCA)
1681993Renovation of Minneapolis veterans home campus Veterans home boardAdministration
1671993OSHA health consulting services HealthLabor and Industry
1661993Elevator licensure and inspection Labor and Industry Administration
1651992Bulk purchasing of medical supplies for Medical Assistance program Human ServicesAdministration
1641991Duties of board Public Employment Relations BoardMediation Services
1631991Dispute resolution State PlanningAdministration
1621990OSHA health consulting program HealthLabor and Industry
1611990Specified employment position Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)Attorney General
1601990Personnel functions of personnel/payroll computer system FinanceEmployee Relations
1591989Tax data entry AdministrationRevenue
1581989Conservation reserve program AgricultureBoard of Water and Soil Resources
1571989Commission duties Racing CommissionGambling
1561989Processing gambling license applications RevenueGambling
1551988Waste management Waste Management BoardEnvironmental Quality Board (EQB); Pollution Control Agency (PCA)
1541988Legal advice for employee benefit programs Employee RelationsAttorney General
1531988Leasing of state-owned mineral and oil rights in Montana CommerceNatural Resources
1521988Administrative duties Charitable Gambling BoardRevenue
1511988Hill Annex Mine state park Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)Natural Resources
1501987Loans for purchase of used oil processing equipment; grants to counties for used oil storage tanks Trade and Economic DevelopmentWaste Management Board
1491987Minnesota veterans homes Veterans AffairsHuman Services
1481987Client advocacy in regional treatment centers Human ServicesOmbudsman for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
1471987State employment and training policy Human Services; Jobs and TrainingState Planning
1461987State employee workers’ compensation administration Labor and Industry Employee Relations
1451987Domestic agricultural trade Trade and Economic DevelopmentAgriculture
1441987Waste tire abatement and permitting, and waste tire recycling loans and grants Pollution Control Agency (PCA); State PlanningTrade and Economic Development; Waste Management Board
1431987Governor’s council on youth Human ServicesEducation
1421987Washington, D.C., office duties relating to economic development and international trade GovernorEnergy and Economic Development
1411987Treasurer functions affected by 1986 Supreme Court decision FinanceTreasurer
1401986Energy Energy and Economic DevelopmentPublic Service
1391986Agricultural trade, communications, export services, international trade, export finance, special trade representative AgricultureEnergy and Economic Development
1381986Tax compliance RevenueAttorney General
1371986Debt collection Attorney GeneralTransportation
1361986Federal juvenile justice and youth intervention programs Energy and Economic DevelopmentJobs and Training
1351984State employee workers’ compensation claims Labor and Industry Employee Relations
1341984Environmental resource development Energy and Economic DevelopmentState Planning
1331984Palucci planetarium Community College BoardIron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)
1321984Review and certification of certain property appraisals AdministrationNatural Resources
1311984Industrial hygiene testing and enforcement Labor and Industry Health
1301983Certain duties relating to administrative cases Transportation Regulation BoardPublic Utilities Commission (PUC)
1291983Various state and federal grant and programs ; Indian business loans; Financial resource management, public investment, transportation; Energy-biomass researchEnergy and Economic Development; Governor; Natural Resources; State PlanningEnergy and Economic Development; Energy and Economic Development; Indian Affairs Intertribal Board; State Planning
1281983Administration of payment for fire department services on state highways Public SafetyTransportation
1271983Certain duties relating to Minnesota History Center AdministrationCapitol Area Architectural and Planning Board
1261983Capitol complex landscaping AdministrationCapitol Area Architectural and Planning Board
1251983Staff for Environmental Quality Board Environmental Quality Board (EQB)State Planning
1241983Audit and direct aids CommerceRevenue
1231983Business development Energy, Planning, and DevelopmentCommerce
1221982Rural credit BanksNatural Resources
1211982Accounting functions of rural rehabilitation fund AdministrationEnergy, Planning, and Development
1201982Soil and Water Conservation Board Natural ResourcesAgriculture
1191982Productivity improvement program FinanceAdministration
1181981Certain duties relating to workers’ compensation hearings Labor and Industry Administration
1171981Approval of municipal industrial development projects Securities and Real EstateEnergy, Planning, and Development
1161981Specified functions Public Utilities Commission (PUC)Public Service
1151981Review of land appraisals Natural ResourcesAdministration
1141981Specified duties Local and Urban Affairs; State PlanningEconomic Development
1131981Specified employment positions AdministrationCommunity college system
1121981Specified functions Public Utilities Commission (PUC)Public Service
1111981Legal secretarial positions Attorney GeneralTransportation
1101981Employment training AdministrationEconomic Security
1091981Specified employment position Attorney GeneralTransportation
1081979Administrative duties Occupational information system boardEducation
1071979Railroad track scales TransportationPublic Service
1061979Railroad track scales TransportationPublic Service
1051979State employee assistance program Public WelfareAdministration
1041979Legal services employees, according to 1979 legislation Various agenciesAttorney General
1031979Governor’s task force on education policy GovernorState Planning
1021979Employees, according to 1979 legislation Public ServiceAgriculture
1011979Services for crippled children Public WelfareHealth
1001979Land appraisals AdministrationNatural Resources
991979Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission and public investment project Economic DevelopmentGovernor
981978Iron Range trail Natural ResourcesIron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)
971978Environmental Education Board Natural ResourcesState Planning
961978Investigative staff unit RevenuePublic Safety
951978Not specified Public WelfareAttorney General
941978Minnesota Education Council GovernorEducation
931978Office of Volunteer Services GovernorAdministration
921978Access to public buildings Fire MarshalAdministration
911978Community development corporations State PlanningEconomic Development
901978Petroleum and gasoline dealers RevenuePublic Service
891978Great Lakes Commission/public investment project GovernorEconomic Development
881978Financial assistance for persons suffering from hemophilia Public WelfareHealth
871978Forest resources, wildlife habitat, recreational development, management plans (partially revised in 1982) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)Natural Resources
861977Statewide water management information system AdministrationEnergy
851977Coordination of social and financial services for Indochinese refugees GovernorPublic Welfare
841977Aesthetic environment program Administration/GovernorNatural Resources
831977Merit fellowship grants, nonmedical and health services research grants, health policy studies HealthState Planning
821977Legal services (based on 1977 legislation) ; Other specified positions relating to various functions reorganized by the 1977 LegislatureVarious agencies; Various agenciesAttorney General; Various agencies
811977Employment Training Act (CETA) Various agenciesAdministration
801976Rail Services Improvement Act State PlanningTransportation
791976State consulting contracts Personnel; State PlanningAdministration
781976Capital budget preparation AdministrationFinance
771976State records management Historical SocietyAdministration
761976Public Employment Relations Board Mediation ServicesLabor and Industry
751976Overtime expenses associated with previous orders AdministrationFinance
741976Correction of order 68 AdministrationGovernor
731976Cost improvement program AdministrationPublic Welfare
721976Metric standards and implementation AdministrationEducation
711976Specified program management and evaluation functions AdministrationFinance
701976Verification of state employee salary and other economic benefits AdministrationFinance
691976Fiscal notes AdministrationFinance
681976Support of human services boards GovernorAdministration
671976Program budgeting AdministrationFinance
661976Indian Affairs Board AdministrationIndian Affairs Board
651976Change in effective date of previous order Not availableNot available
641976Functions related to application for federal funds State PlanningFinance
631976Hearings related to income assistance programs Office of Hearing ExaminersPublic Welfare
621976Economic opportunity programs Public WelfareGovernor’s Manpower Office
611976Applications for nonstate funds AdministrationFinance
601976Program budgeting AdministrationFinance
591975Indian Affairs BoardIndian Affairs BoardAdministration
581975Natural resources land acquisition AdministrationNatural Resources
571975Support of human services boards Public WelfareGovernor
561975Organized crime control unit Attorney GeneralPublic Safety
551975Crime information systems FinancePublic Safety
541975Affirmative action office AdministrationPersonnel
531975Specified computer programming functions FinanceAdministration
521975Liquor control Office of Liquor ControlPublic Safety
511974Public service employment grant agents function Governor’s Manpower OfficeEmployment Services
501974State employee payroll system AdministrationFinance
491974State employee deferred compensation AdministrationPersonnel
481974Administrative services for nonhealth related boards AdministrationCommerce
471974Approval of certain Health Department fees AdministrationFinance
461974Refinement of order 32 Not availableNot available
451974State radio communication Natural ResourcesHighways
441974Library functions State PlanningEducation
431974Clerical position AdministrationPersonnel
421974Crime information system AdministrationFinance
411974Not specified Pollution Control Agency (PCA)Health
401973State employee Social Security AdministrationPersonnel
391973State employee insurance AdministrationPersonnel
381973State financial management AdministrationFinance
371973Specified supplies and records services HighwaysPublic Safety
361973Crippled children services Public WelfareHealth
351973State labor negotiator AdministrationPersonnel
341973Reorganization of auditor functions State AuditorFinance
331973State accounting functions State AuditorFinance
321973State accounting functions State AuditorFinance
311973Auditing functions Public ExaminerLegislative Auditor; State Auditor
301973Certification and reimbursements of certain premiums Public Examiner; State AuditorAgriculture
291973Alcohol and drug abuse functions State PlanningPublic Safety; Public Welfare
281973Not implemented Not availableNot available
271973Peace officers benefit fund State AuditorLabor and Industry
261973Regulation of collection agencies Labor and Industry Commerce
251973State accounting functions AdministrationState Auditor
241973Weighing of livestock functions Public ServiceAgriculture
231973Licensing of livestock buyers and dealers Public ServiceAgriculture
221973Grain inspection Public ServiceAgriculture
211973Forest pest control AgricultureNatural Resources
201972Railroad engineering functions;Valuation of railroad property (amendment of order 15) Public ServiceHighways; Taxation
191972Workers’ compensation administration Workmen’s Compensation CommissionersLabor and Industry
181972Collection of liquor taxes Liquor Control CommissionerTaxation
171972Not implemented Not availableNot available
161972Water resources planning State PlanningNatural Resources
151972Railroad engineering;Valuation of railroad propertyPublic ServiceHighways; Taxation
141972Unfair Cigarette Sales Act TaxationCommerce
131972Not implemented Not availableNot available
121972Notaries public GovernorCommerce
111972Notaries public GovernorCommerce
101971State land ownership records Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB)Natural Resources
91971Organized crime control unit Public SafetyAttorney General
81971Mankato State College Laundry Services Mankato StateSt. Peter State Hospital
71971Crime prevention and control State PlanningGovernor’s Commission
61971Accounting functions HighwaysPublic Safety
51970Enforcement of state parking; Reception servicesAdministrationPublic Safety; Taxation
41970Data processing HighwaysAdministration
31970Accounting functions HighwaysPublic Safety
21970Collection of fire tax premiums Public SafetyInsurance
11970Track and hopper scale unit Public Service (Grain Inspection Division)Public Service (Weights and Measures Division)