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December 2020

Reading for the Start of Session

Whether you're a brand new or seasoned denizen of the Minnesota Legislature, three useful publications from nonpartisan legislative offices have arrived in time for the start of the 2021-2022 regular legislative session.

A helpful new publication from Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis describes the mechanics of how a bill becomes a law in Minnesota in a clear and succinct outline: Legislative Process in MinnesotaThe last section summarizes special procedures and new rules adopted by the House and Senate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first year of a new biennium is typically referred to as the "budget year," when the House, Senate, and governor's office put forth proposals for the state budget. As lawmakers discuss the state budget, they often request a fiscal note on a bill, which the Legislative Budget Office (LBO) describes as "an objective estimate of the fiscal impact to the state from the implementation of a proposed bill." The LBO's Fiscal Note User Guide, updated in November, outlines how and when fiscal notes are created and best practices used in their creation.

Another new publication offers a historical perspective on a complex policy issue: The Local Government Aid (LGA) Program: A History. This paper, by long-time and recently-retired House Research analyst Pat Dalton, describes how LGA got its start and how it has evolved over the past fifty years. 

In addition to state documents and mandated reports, the Library regularly adds books to our collection that are of interest to policy makers and legislative staff. As intensive committee work gets underway, budgets are discussed, and policy options are explored, two new titles may be of interest. In Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don't Want to Know, author Cass Sunstein "examines the effects of information on our lives" with an intriguing argument that when it comes to information, "sometimes less is more." And in Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters, author and political scientist Deborah Stone "examines a variety of controversial political issues in her investigation into how numbers are shaped by human perceptions."

Contact us with questions, for research assistance, or to borrow any of these materials: library@lrl.mn.gov or 651-296-8338.  

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Agriculture

Sullivan, Colbey. A Minnesota Lawmaker's Guide to the Agri-Environmental Policy Landscape. House Research. November 2020. S589.757.M6 M56 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1182.

Hodgeman, Jennie. Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement Account (ACRRA) Annual Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency; Minn. Dept. of Agriculture; Agricultural Chemical Response Compensation Board. December 1, 2020. TD427.A35 R48 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1151.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 86 Art. 3 Sec. 6 (Minn. Stat. 18E.06)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201151.pdf

Agricultural Fund Statements. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture.  S77 .M56 2020 Nov.. Minn. Publication 20-1246.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Sec. 22 (Minn. Stat. 17.03 Subd. 13)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201246.pdf

Elk Damage Payments Made by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. December 15, 2020. QL737.U55 E45 2019/2020. Minn. Publication 20-1186.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 184 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 3.7371 Subd. 8)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201186.pdf

Report in Fulfillment of Executive Order 19-35 Establishing the Governor's Council on Biofuels. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. November 2, 2020. HD9502.5.B543 U645 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1157.

Bonds/Bonding

James, Stephanie. State-Issued Appropriations Bonds. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. June 5, 2020. HG4948.M6 J36 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1162.

Business

Business Journal Book of Lists. CityBusiness/Twin Cities. December 25, 2020. Ref HF3163.T9 M56 2020/2021.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Children/Youth/Families

Family Home Visiting Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. September 16, 2020. RJ102.5.M6 F36 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1187.
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 1 Sec. 53 Subd. 8 (Minn. Stat. 145A.17 Subd. 8)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201187.pdf

Computers & Technology

Driver and Vehicle Systems Project Report. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety; Office of MN.IT Services. December 2020. HE5633.M6 D75 2020 Dec.. Minn. Publication 20-1210.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 3 Art. 2 Sec. 34 Subd. 5(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201210.pdf

Crime & Corrections

AccessAbility, Inc. Project Connect. . 2020. HV9275 .A33 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1179.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 7 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 3(l)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201179.pdf

Crime in the United States. Bernan. 2020. Ref HV6787.A3 2020 .
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Criminal Gang Investigative Data System (Gang Pointer File) Audit Report. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. October 1, 2020. HV6439.U7 M69 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1178.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 383 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 299C.091)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201178.pdf

Independent Audit Report [of the Roseville Police Department's Portable Recording System (PRS)]. Legislative Commission on Data Practices; Lynn Lembcke Consulting; City of Roseville. November 1, 2020. Hv7936.E7 R67 2018/2020. Minn. Publication 20-1177.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 171 Sec. 5 Subd. 9 (Minn. Stat. 13.825 Subd. 9)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201177.pdf

Predatory Offender Registration and Community Notification Model Policy. Minn. Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.  KFM5967.S3 P74 2011. Minn. Publication 20-1215.
Mandated by: 1996 Minn. Laws Chap. 408 Art. 5 Sec. 7http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201215.pdf

South St. Paul Police Department Portable Recording System Biennial Audit: Executive Summary. Legislative Commission on Data Practices. October 16, 2020. HV7936.E7 S68 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1196.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 171 Sec. 5 Subd. 9 (Minn. Stat. 13.825 Subd. 9)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201196.pdf

Demographics & Population

World Almanac and Book of Facts. World Almanac Books. 2020. Ref AY67.N5 W7 2021.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Discrimination/Racism/Equity

Green, William D. Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women's Equality in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press. 2020. JK1899.F73 G74 2021.

Economic Development

Corridors of Commerce Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 2020. HE336.E3 R47 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1180.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 117 Art. 3 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 161.088 Sudb. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201180.pdf

Economics/Economy

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Jobs and Economic Growth, Energy and Utilities, and Commerce and Consumer Protection. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. August 2020. RA644.C67 F434 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1171.

Education-Early Care and Learning

Preschool Development Grant: Strategic Planning Community Feedback Round Three. TerraLuna Collaborative. May 2020. Electronic only. Minn. Publication 20-0972.

Education-Higher

Federal COVID-19 Funding: E-12 and Higher Education. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F431 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1163.

Proceedings at a Joint Convention to Elect Regents. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. June 2020. LD3321 .E75 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1169.

Top American Research Universities. The Center for Measuring University Performance. 2020. Ref LB2331.63 .T67 2019.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Education-K-12

2020 Conditional Tier 3 Report. Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. 2020. LB1772.M6 C66 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1145.
Mandated by: 2020 Minn. Laws Chap. 116 Art. 4 Sec. 2(b)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201145.pdf

Analysis of Private Insurance Agencies to See If Each Insurer Reimburses School Districts for Individual Education Program (IEP). Tritek Group, LLC. 2020. Electronic only. Minn. Publication 20-0973.

Annual Report for MN Department of Education. Board of School Superintendents. 2020. Electronic only. Minn. Publication 20-0971.

Competitive Grants Awarded to the Minnesota State Academies. Minnesota State Academies Board. December 4, 2020. LC4032.M6 C66 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1266.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 7 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 125A.62)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201266.pdf

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Minn. Teachers Retirement Association Fund. 2020. LB2842.2 .T44c 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1268.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.20http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201268.pdf

Early Childhood Licensing Structure and Standards Work Group: Summary of Process and Recommendations. . 2019. Electronic only. Minn. Publication 20-0975.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: E-12 and Higher Education. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F431 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1163.

Hofer, Jenna. History of Education Finance Shifts. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. March 25, 2020. LB2826.M6 H64 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1227.

Reading for Life Training. GretaPalm Consulting, LLC. April 10, 2020. Electronic only. Minn. Publication 20-0974.

RP Online Educational Sessions, 2020. Peacemaker Resources. September 9, 2020. Electronic only. Minn. Publication 20-0982.

School Choice Myths: Setting the Record Straight on Education. CATO Institute. 2020. LB1027.9 .S353 2020.

Teachers Retirement Association of Minnesota: Actuarial Valuation Report for Funding Purposes. Minn. Teachers Retirement Association Fund. 2020. LB2842.2 .T44ax 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1269.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201269.pdf

Environment/Natural Resources

Sullivan, Colbey. A Minnesota Lawmaker's Guide to the Agri-Environmental Policy Landscape. House Research. November 2020. S589.757.M6 M56 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1182.

Trees of Minnesota. Division of Forestry. 1997. QK168 .T74 1997.

Fires & Fire Fighters

Lessons Learned: The November 2019 Minneapolis High-Rise Fire. Fire Marshal Division. October 2020. TH9445.A62 L47 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1134.

Fishing

Game and Fish Fund Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. 2020. SK411.R465 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1243.
Mandated by: 1994 Minn. Laws Chap. 562 Sec. 12 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 97A.055 Subd. 4)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201243.pdf

Gender Issues

Green, William D. Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women's Equality in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press. 2020. JK1899.F73 G74 2021.

Governing/Government-State

Annual Report Required By Minnesota Statute Sections 8.08 and 8.15 Subdivision 4. Office of the Attorney General. 2020. KFM5827.5.A8 M562 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1199.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.15 Subd. 4http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201199.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.08http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201199.pdf

Driver and Vehicle Systems Project Report. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety; Office of MN.IT Services. December 2020. HE5633.M6 D75 2020 Dec.. Minn. Publication 20-1210.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 3 Art. 2 Sec. 34 Subd. 5(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201210.pdf

Erickson, Andrew. Executive Appointment and Confirmation Process in the Senate. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. June 2020. JK6158 .E75 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1173.

Gift Ban for Public Officials. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. 2020. KFM5806 .B68 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1166.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Forecast. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. Dec. 3, 2020. HV98.M6 M568 2020 Nov.. Minn. Publication 20-1161.

Stangl, Alexis and Tom Bottern. The Gift Ban - A Quick Look. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. KFM5806 .S73 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1165.

Government Finance

Nauman, Eric L. A Brief Fiscal Calendar, 2020 Legislative Session. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. February 20, 2020. KFM5821.5.R8 N38 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1226.

Klarqvist, Elisabeth. An Overview of Legislative Commissions: LAC and LCPFP. House Research. October 2020. HJ9777.M6 K54 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1104.

COVID-19 Minnesota Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Management & Budget. December 31, 2020. RA643.6.M6 C68 2020 Dec. 31. Minn. Publication 20-1251.
Mandated by: 2020 Minn. Laws Chap. 71 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 3https://www.leg.mn.gov/docs/2020/mandated/201251.pdf

Federal COVID-19 Funding: E-12 and Higher Education. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F431 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1163.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Health and Human Services. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F432 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1168.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Housing. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F433 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1170.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Jobs and Economic Growth, Energy and Utilities, and Commerce and Consumer Protection. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. August 2020. RA644.C67 F434 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1171.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Judiciary and Public Safety. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. August 2020. RA644.C67 F43 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1164.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: State Government and Veterans and Military Affairs. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F435 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1174.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Taxes. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. August 2020. RA644.C67 F436 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1175.

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Transportation. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F437 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1176.

Fiscal Note Uniform Standards and Procedures. Legislative Budget Office. October 19, 2020. KFM5821 .F58 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1131.
Mandated by: 2018 Minn. Laws Chap. 214 Art. 5 Sec. 3 (Minn. Stat. 3.8853 Subd. 3)https://www.lbo.leg.mn/fn/documentation/LBOUSP.pdf

Fiscal Note User Guide. Legislative Budget Office. November 23, 2020. KFM5821 .F582 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1133.

Weber, Michelle. LBO Report. Legislative Budget Office. March 4, 2020. KFM5821 .L44 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1129.

Klarqvist, Elisabeth. Legislative Advisory Commission and Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy. House Research. November 2020. HJ9777.M6 K53 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1103.

Municipal Construction and Development Fee Revenue and Expenses Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. 2020. HJ9261 .M86 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1147.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 326B.145 (previously 16B.685)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201147.pdf

State of Minnesota Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Minn. Management & Budget. 2020. HJ11.M616b 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1267.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.50https://www.leg.mn.gov/edocs/edocs?oclcnumber=10271350

Dalton, Pat. The Local Government Aid (LGA) Program: A History. House Research. October 2020. HJ515 .D356 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1105.

Health Care

COVID-19 Minnesota Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Management & Budget. December 31, 2020. RA643.6.M6 C68 2020 Dec. 31. Minn. Publication 20-1251.
Mandated by: 2020 Minn. Laws Chap. 71 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 3https://www.leg.mn.gov/docs/2020/mandated/201251.pdf

Family Home Visiting Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. September 16, 2020. RJ102.5.M6 F36 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1187.
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 1 Sec. 53 Subd. 8 (Minn. Stat. 145A.17 Subd. 8)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201187.pdf

Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. The National Academies Press. 2020. RA644.C67 N38 2020.

Health Care Cost & Utilization Report. MN Community Measurement. November 10, 2020. RA410.54.M6 T68 2020.

Health Plan Company Audits Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. December 2020. RA413.5.U6 H33 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1244.
Mandated by: 2005 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 8 Sec. 4 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 62Q.37 Subd. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201244.pdf

Medical Malpractice Insurance in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. 2020. HG8054 .M43 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1209.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Sec. 76http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201209.pdf

Minnesota Department of Human Services Forecast. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. Dec. 3, 2020. HV98.M6 M568 2020 Nov.. Minn. Publication 20-1161.

Minnesota Health Care Spending: 2017 Estimates and Ten-Year Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. September 2020. RA410.54.M6 M568 2017. Minn. Publication 20-1188.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201188.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 62J.38http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201188.pdf

Baumgarten, Allan. Minnesota Health Market Review. Allan Baumgarten. December 2020. RA413 .M56 2020 pt. 2.

Minnesota Health-Related Licensing Boards Biennial Report. Minn. Health-Related Licensing Boards Administrative Services Unit; Minn. Health-Related Licensing Boards. 2020. RA396.A4 M63 2018/2020. Minn. Publication 20-1208.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 2http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201208.pdf

Albrecht, Dennis. Overview of Federal Medicaid Funding and Enhanced Medicaid Funding for COVID-19. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. April 4, 2020. RA644.C67 A43 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1228.

Public Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Transparency Report. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. December 1, 2020. HG9391.5.U6 P83 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1124.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws Chap. 39 Sec. 6 Subd. 2(b) (Minn. Stat. 62W.06)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201124.pdf

Housing & Real Estate

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Housing. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F433 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1170.

Einstein, Katherine Levine, David M. Glick and Maxwell Palmer. Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America's Housing Crisis. Cambridge University Press. 2020. HD7293 .E48 2020.

Insurance

Medical Malpractice Insurance in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. 2020. HG8054 .M43 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1209.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Sec. 76http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201209.pdf

Judicial Administration/Courts

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Judiciary and Public Safety. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. August 2020. RA644.C67 F43 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1164.

Sentencing Practices: Annual Summary Statistics for Felony Cases Sentenced. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. December 1, 2020. KFM5983.2 .S47 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1152.

Labor & Employment Issues

AccessAbility, Inc. Project Connect. . 2020. HV9275 .A33 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1179.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 7 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 3(l)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201179.pdf

Comparison of State Unemployment Insurance Laws. U.S. Dept. of Labor. 2020. Ref KF3675.Z95 C65 2020.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Legislatures

Erickson, Andrew. Executive Appointment and Confirmation Process in the Senate. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. June 2020. JK6158 .E75 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1173.

Gift Ban for Public Officials. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. 2020. KFM5806 .B68 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1166.

Bottern, Tom. Legislative Process in Minnesota. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. October 2020. KFM5821.5.R8 B68 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1172.

Manual of Legislative Procedure for Legislative and Other Governmental Bodies. National Conference of State Legislatures. 2020. Ref JF515 .M33 2020 c. 1.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Potential Conflicts of Interest - A Quick Look. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. August 2020. KFM5821.5.L4 B68 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1167.

Stangl, Alexis and Tom Bottern. The Gift Ban - A Quick Look. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. KFM5806 .S73 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1165.

LGBTQ+ Issues

Beyond the Politics of the Closet: Gay Rights and the American State Since the 1970s. Univerisity of Pennsylvania Press. 2020. HQ76.8.U5 B47 2020.

Liquor Industry & Laws

Analysis of Minnesota Municipal Liquor Store Operations. Office of the State Auditor. December 18, 2020. HV5086.M6 A53 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1249.

Marijuana/Cannabis

Supplements to 2019 Petitions to Add Qualifying Medical Conditions to the Medical Cannabis Program. Office of Medical Cannabis. October 2020. RM666.C266 P48 2020 Suppl.. Minn. Publication 20-1156.

Media

Newton, Kenneth. Surprising News: How the Media Affect--and Do Not Affect--Politics. Lynne Rienner Publishers. 2019. P95.8 .N49 2019.

Natural Disasters/Emergency Management

COVID-19 Minnesota Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Management & Budget. December 31, 2020. RA643.6.M6 C68 2020 Dec. 31. Minn. Publication 20-1251.
Mandated by: 2020 Minn. Laws Chap. 71 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 3https://www.leg.mn.gov/docs/2020/mandated/201251.pdf

Politics/Public Policy

Stone, Deborah. Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters. Liveright Publishing Corporation. 2020. HA29 .S8223 2020.

Sunstein, Cass R. Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don't Want to Know. The MIT Press. 2020. ZA3075 .S865 2020.

Public Utilities

Annual Utility Rate Survey: Communities 5,000 and Above. Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S). 2020. HD4461 .A56 2020 Large.

Annual Utility Rate Survey: Communities under 5,000. Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S). 2020. HD4461 .A56 2020 Small.

Public Welfare

Minnesota Department of Human Services Forecast. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. Dec. 3, 2020. HV98.M6 M568 2020 Nov.. Minn. Publication 20-1161.

Regional Governance

Performance Evaluation Report: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Metropolitan Council. November 2020. HT394.T9 M482 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1248.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.13 Subd. 1(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201248.pdf

Retirement Income

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Minn. Teachers Retirement Association Fund. 2020. LB2842.2 .T44c 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1268.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.20http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201268.pdf

Teachers Retirement Association of Minnesota: Actuarial Valuation Report for Funding Purposes. Minn. Teachers Retirement Association Fund. 2020. LB2842.2 .T44ax 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1269.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201269.pdf

State By State Comparisons

Comparison of State Unemployment Insurance Laws. U.S. Dept. of Labor. 2020. Ref KF3675.Z95 C65 2020.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Taxation

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Taxes. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. August 2020. RA644.C67 F436 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1175.

U.S. Master Tax Guide. Wolters Kluwer. 2020. REF KF6355.99 .U8 2021.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Traffic Safety

Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. July 2020. HE5614.3.M6 M566 2020/2024. Minn. Publication 20-1153.

Transportation

Corridors of Commerce Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 2020. HE336.E3 R47 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1180.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 117 Art. 3 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 161.088 Sudb. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201180.pdf

Driver and Vehicle Systems Project Report. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety; Office of MN.IT Services. December 2020. HE5633.M6 D75 2020 Dec.. Minn. Publication 20-1210.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 3 Art. 2 Sec. 34 Subd. 5(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201210.pdf

Federal COVID-19 Funding: Transportation. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F437 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1176.

Major Highway Projects and Trunk Highway Fund Expenditures Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. December 2020. HE356.M6 M34 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1253.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 74 Subd. 1 (Minn. Stat. 174.56 Subd. 1)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201253.pdf
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 2 Sec. 8 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 161.08 Subd. 2)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201253.pdf

Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. July 2020. HE5614.3.M6 M566 2020/2024. Minn. Publication 20-1153.

Municipal State Aid Street Apportionment Data. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. January 2020. HE356.M6 M45a 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1214.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 162.13http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201214.pdf

Municipal State Aid Street Needs Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. October 2020. HE356.M6 M53b 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1213.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 162.13http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201213.pdf

Tribal Issues

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. December 2020. E98.W8 M56 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1198.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 5 Art. 2 Sec. 28 Subd. 4http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201198.pdf

Urban Issues

Shapiro, Aaron. Design, Control, Predict: Logistical Governance in the Smart City. University of Minnesota Press. 2020. TD159.4 .S525 2020.

Municipal Construction and Development Fee Revenue and Expenses Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. 2020. HJ9261 .M86 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1147.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 326B.145 (previously 16B.685)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201147.pdf

Veterans/Military Issues

Federal COVID-19 Funding: State Government and Veterans and Military Affairs. Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis. July 2020. RA644.C67 F435 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1174.

Wildlife & Hunting

Elk Damage Payments Made by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. December 15, 2020. QL737.U55 E45 2019/2020. Minn. Publication 20-1186.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 184 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 3.7371 Subd. 8)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201186.pdf

Game and Fish Fund Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. 2020. SK411.R465 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1243.
Mandated by: 1994 Minn. Laws Chap. 562 Sec. 12 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 97A.055 Subd. 4)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201243.pdf

Mandated Reports

2020 Conditional Tier 3 Report. Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. 2020. LB1772.M6 C66 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1145.
Mandated by: 2020 Minn. Laws Chap. 116 Art. 4 Sec. 2(b)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201145.pdf

AccessAbility, Inc. Project Connect. . 2020. HV9275 .A33 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1179.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 7 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 3(l)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201179.pdf

Hodgeman, Jennie. Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement Account (ACRRA) Annual Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency; Minn. Dept. of Agriculture; Agricultural Chemical Response Compensation Board. December 1, 2020. TD427.A35 R48 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1151.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 86 Art. 3 Sec. 6 (Minn. Stat. 18E.06)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201151.pdf

Agricultural Fund Statements. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture.  S77 .M56 2020 Nov.. Minn. Publication 20-1246.
Mandated by: 1999 Minn. Laws Chap. 231 Sec. 22 (Minn. Stat. 17.03 Subd. 13)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201246.pdf

Annual Report Required By Minnesota Statute Sections 8.08 and 8.15 Subdivision 4. Office of the Attorney General. 2020. KFM5827.5.A8 M562 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1199.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.15 Subd. 4http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201199.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 8.08http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201199.pdf

Competitive Grants Awarded to the Minnesota State Academies. Minnesota State Academies Board. December 4, 2020. LC4032.M6 C66 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1266.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 7 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 125A.62)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201266.pdf

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Minn. Teachers Retirement Association Fund. 2020. LB2842.2 .T44c 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1268.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.20http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201268.pdf

Corridors of Commerce Program. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. November 2020. HE336.E3 R47 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1180.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 117 Art. 3 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 161.088 Sudb. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201180.pdf

COVID-19 Minnesota Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Management & Budget. December 31, 2020. RA643.6.M6 C68 2020 Dec. 31. Minn. Publication 20-1251.
Mandated by: 2020 Minn. Laws Chap. 71 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 3https://www.leg.mn.gov/docs/2020/mandated/201251.pdf

Criminal Gang Investigative Data System (Gang Pointer File) Audit Report. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. October 1, 2020. HV6439.U7 M69 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1178.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 383 Sec. 2 (Minn. Stat. 299C.091)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201178.pdf

Driver and Vehicle Systems Project Report. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety; Office of MN.IT Services. December 2020. HE5633.M6 D75 2020 Dec.. Minn. Publication 20-1210.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 3 Art. 2 Sec. 34 Subd. 5(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201210.pdf

Elk Damage Payments Made by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. December 15, 2020. QL737.U55 E45 2019/2020. Minn. Publication 20-1186.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 184 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 3.7371 Subd. 8)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201186.pdf

Family Home Visiting Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. September 16, 2020. RJ102.5.M6 F36 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1187.
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 9 Art. 1 Sec. 53 Subd. 8 (Minn. Stat. 145A.17 Subd. 8)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201187.pdf

Fiscal Note Uniform Standards and Procedures. Legislative Budget Office. October 19, 2020. KFM5821 .F58 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1131.
Mandated by: 2018 Minn. Laws Chap. 214 Art. 5 Sec. 3 (Minn. Stat. 3.8853 Subd. 3)https://www.lbo.leg.mn/fn/documentation/LBOUSP.pdf

Game and Fish Fund Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. 2020. SK411.R465 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1243.
Mandated by: 1994 Minn. Laws Chap. 562 Sec. 12 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 97A.055 Subd. 4)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201243.pdf

Health Plan Company Audits Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. December 2020. RA413.5.U6 H33 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1244.
Mandated by: 2005 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 8 Sec. 4 Subd. 7 (Minn. Stat. 62Q.37 Subd. 7)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201244.pdf

Independent Audit Report [of the Roseville Police Department's Portable Recording System (PRS)]. Legislative Commission on Data Practices; Lynn Lembcke Consulting; City of Roseville. November 1, 2020. Hv7936.E7 R67 2018/2020. Minn. Publication 20-1177.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 171 Sec. 5 Subd. 9 (Minn. Stat. 13.825 Subd. 9)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201177.pdf

Major Highway Projects and Trunk Highway Fund Expenditures Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. December 2020. HE356.M6 M34 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1253.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 287 Art. 1 Sec. 74 Subd. 1 (Minn. Stat. 174.56 Subd. 1)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201253.pdf
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 2 Sec. 8 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 161.08 Subd. 2)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201253.pdf

Medical Malpractice Insurance in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. 2020. HG8054 .M43 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1209.
Mandated by: 2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 255 Sec. 76http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201209.pdf

Minnesota Health Care Spending: 2017 Estimates and Ten-Year Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. September 2020. RA410.54.M6 M568 2017. Minn. Publication 20-1188.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201188.pdf
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 62J.38http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201188.pdf

Minnesota Health-Related Licensing Boards Biennial Report. Minn. Health-Related Licensing Boards Administrative Services Unit; Minn. Health-Related Licensing Boards. 2020. RA396.A4 M63 2018/2020. Minn. Publication 20-1208.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 214.07 Subd. 2http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201208.pdf

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. December 2020. E98.W8 M56 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1198.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 5 Art. 2 Sec. 28 Subd. 4http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201198.pdf

Municipal Construction and Development Fee Revenue and Expenses Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. 2020. HJ9261 .M86 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1147.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 326B.145 (previously 16B.685)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201147.pdf

Municipal State Aid Street Apportionment Data. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. January 2020. HE356.M6 M45a 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1214.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 162.13http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201214.pdf

Municipal State Aid Street Needs Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. October 2020. HE356.M6 M53b 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1213.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 162.13http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201213.pdf

Performance Evaluation Report: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Metropolitan Council. November 2020. HT394.T9 M482 2019. Minn. Publication 20-1248.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473.13 Subd. 1(a)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201248.pdf

Predatory Offender Registration and Community Notification Model Policy. Minn. Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.  KFM5967.S3 P74 2011. Minn. Publication 20-1215.
Mandated by: 1996 Minn. Laws Chap. 408 Art. 5 Sec. 7http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201215.pdf

Public Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Transparency Report. Minn. Dept. of Commerce. December 1, 2020. HG9391.5.U6 P83 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1124.
Mandated by: 2019 Minn. Laws Chap. 39 Sec. 6 Subd. 2(b) (Minn. Stat. 62W.06)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201124.pdf

South St. Paul Police Department Portable Recording System Biennial Audit: Executive Summary. Legislative Commission on Data Practices. October 16, 2020. HV7936.E7 S68 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1196.
Mandated by: 2016 Minn. Laws Chap. 171 Sec. 5 Subd. 9 (Minn. Stat. 13.825 Subd. 9)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201196.pdf

State of Minnesota Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Minn. Management & Budget. 2020. HJ11.M616b 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1267.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.50https://www.leg.mn.gov/edocs/edocs?oclcnumber=10271350

Teachers Retirement Association of Minnesota: Actuarial Valuation Report for Funding Purposes. Minn. Teachers Retirement Association Fund. 2020. LB2842.2 .T44ax 2020. Minn. Publication 20-1269.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2020/mandated/201269.pdf