Every bill introduced into the legislature is identified by bill number--those originating in the House are start with the label HF (House File) and those from the Senate start withthe label SF (Senate File). The first step in legislative research is finding the correct bill number.
For current laws on a particular subject, search or browse in the online Minnesota Statutes Topics Index. Once you find the law that interests you, follow the instructions in the next box to research the history.
For bills from a specific session, search in the House and Senate Journals and record HF and SF numbers that interest you. The House Journals (1994 onward) and Senate Journals (1995 onward) are searchable online. For earlier sessions, use the Subject Index section of the printed index volumes to find bill titles and numbers.
With the Bill Number, you are ready to move on to Step 2.
Gale Family Library
Minnesota Historical Society Library
Located on the Second Floor of the Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday to Wednesday: Closed