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 are prepared by state agencies and reviewed by Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB). A fiscal note estimates a bill's potential costs, savings, revenue gain, or revenue loss. They help legislators better understand how a bill might impact individual agencies, the state budget as a whole, and in some instances, local governments.
FNTS is a secure system and accessed through the Statewide Administrative Portal. Entities must request access for staff responsible for requesting or preparing fiscal notes by completing an authorization form. System access and training materials are provided below.
FNTS is compatible with Google Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers. Agencies using Internet Explorer (IE) version 11 must have it set to Enterprise Mode to allow copying/pasting text into the FNTS Prepare Screen’s textboxes (narrative). Please see the Internet Explorer Version 11 Enterprise Mode instructions under System Access below.
System Training Materials
Fiscal Note Policy and Process
Fiscal Note Search