The following information covers the Laws of Minnesota (Session Laws), Minnesota Statutes, State Register, Minnesota Rules (Administrative Code), Appellate Court Opinions, and Supreme Court Opinions.
Session Laws, Statutes and Rules are designated official by the Revisor of Statutes (Minn. Stat. § 3E.04).
The Register, Appellate Court Opinions, and Supreme Court Opinions are not designated official.
Session Laws, Statutes, and Rules are authenticated (Minn. Stat. § 3E.05).
Register, Supreme Court Opinions, and Appellate Court Opinions are not authenticated.
No preservation requirement for Session Laws, Statutes, Administrative Codes, Register, Appellate Court Opinions, and Supreme Court Opinions. Minn. Stat. § 3E.07 subd.1 allows the state to preserve print documents in place of the electronic form.
Permanent Public Access
The state guarantees permanent public access for Session Laws, Statutes, Rules (Minn. Stat. § 3E.08).
The state requires public access to Rules, Appellate Court Opinions, and Supreme Court Opinions (Minn. Stat. § 16E.07)
The Revisor of Statutes claims copyright over the Session Laws, Statutes, and Rules (Minn. Stat. § 3C.12).
The Plant Management Division of the Department of Administration claims copyright over the Register with no statutory justification.
No copyright is claimed over Supreme Court Opinions or Appellate Court Opinions.
The state has not adopted universal citation.
Minnesota enacted the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act on March 14, 2013. The law became effective in January 1, 2015. The law covers the Minnesota Constitution, Laws of Minnesota, Minnesota Statutes, and Minnesota Rules.
Updated as of 05/27/2016