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Fiscal Notes System

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The Fiscal Note Tracking System (FNTS) is a web-based system that manages requests from the legislature for fiscal notes on proposed legislation. Fiscal notes estimate a bill's potential costs, savings, revenue gain, or revenue loss. Prepared by state agencies and reviewed by MMB, fiscal notes help legislators better understand how a bill might impact individual agencies, the state budget as a whole, and in some instances, local governments.

FNTS has five key functions:

  • Security function controls system sign-on and access rights for legislative, state agency, and MMB user roles.
  • Request function enables the legislature to electronically request fiscal notes and Minnesota Management & Budget to assign and notify assigned agencies.
  • Preparation function enables agencies to enter, edit and store fiscal note data.
  • Tracking function enables users to determine the processing status of fiscal note requests.
  • Reporting function enables users to view and print the fiscal note, tracking reports, and statistical reports.

Fiscal note process and system resources are provided below.


Fiscal Note Archive

System Access and Security

Resources for System Users

Fiscal Note Process and Policy Last Updated January 7, 2015