Minnesota Rulemaking Manual and Seminar
This page provides links to the current Minnesota Rulemaking Manual and materials from the Annual Rulemaking Seminar.
A Manual for the Practitioner
The Minnesota Rulemaking Manual reflects the collective wisdom and experience of the State's rule writing community. First issued on June 17, 1996, it has been revised annually ever since. The editor draws revisions from community members’ suggestions, the previous year’s experience, and recent legislative activity.
2020 Minnesota Rulemaking Manual
- 2020 Manual (PDF)
A reference book for drafting state agency administrative rules in Minnesota.
- 2020 Manual - Chapters and Forms
Word files of chapters and forms.
26th Annual Minnesota Rulemaking Seminar
26th Annual Rulemaking Seminar Recording
The 26th Annual Rulemaking Seminar was held on Oct. 28, 2021. This is a recording of the full seminar. On-demand CLE credit approval is pending. The live presentation seminar has been approved for CLE credit. See below for code information.
Evaluation for live and on-demand seminar:
- OAH Update (PDF)
- Rulemaking Basics (PDF)
- About the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH) and Accessibility Resources (PDF)
- Virtual Hearings (PDF)
- Meet the Presenters (PDF)
Continuing education credits:
3.5 Standard and 1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE credits applied for in Minnesota.
Live presentation on Oct. 28, 2021, approved code: 421258
On-demand: approved code: 431127
Previous Seminar Materials
Rules in the Time of Chaos: Making Your Rule a VIRTUAL Success!
An overview of the rulemaking process and manual, plus extra information about rulemaking for boards, and tips for electronic notices and virtual hearings. Presented by Suzanne Todnem, Department of Labor and Industry, Michelle Hersh Vaught, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB), and Celeste Marin, Department of Revenue. CLE Credit: 1.0 standard, on-demand CLE credit has been approved, 11/9/2020 - 10/19/2022 (#328168).
Writing to Contain Chaos: Controlling What You Can When Things Feel Out of Control
Technical writing class by Jason Kuenle, of the Revisor’s office, covering plain language and organization principles to help your rule be clear, understandable, and enforceable. CLE Credit: 1.25 standard, on-demand CLE credit has been approved, 11/9/2020 - 10/19/2022 (#324748).
Six Feet and Not Much More: Rulemaking in the Time of COVID
Updates from the Office of Administrative Hearings, including how they are handling pandemic-related challenges. Presented by Administrative Law Judges Judge Ann O’Reilly and Judge Eric Lipman. CLE Credit: 0.5 standard, on-demand CLE credit has been approved, 11/9/2020 - 10/19/2022 (#328164).
Making Equity the Rule: Rulemaking as a Tool to Confront Inequity
Strategies for expanding your reach of potential stakeholders and engaging them fully in the process. Presented by Vanessa Vogl, Department of Human Services. CLE Credit: 1.0 standard, on-demand CLE credit has been approved, 11/9/2020 - 10/19/2022 (#328162).
Beyond Equity: Rulemaking and the Importance of Intergovernmental Relationships with Minnesota Tribes
A panel discussion to talk about the state of Minnesota’s relationship with tribal governments, and advice for how to work with tribal governments through the rulemaking process. Featuring tribal liaisons Helen Waquiu, Pollution Control Agency, Mary Otto, Department of Commerce, and Nazhike-awaasang, Bradley E Harrington, Department of Natural Resources, and hosted by Jean Coleman, Pollution Control Agency. CLE Credit: 1.25 elimination of bias, on-demand CLE credits have been approved, 11/9/2020 - 10/22/2022 (#329924).
We have made every effort to make these documents accessible. If there are any concerns, please contact the Department of Health at Cretia.Weaver@state.mn.us.