An administrative rule is a general statement adopted by an agency to make the law it enforces or administers more specific or to govern the agency's organization or procedure. An agency may adopt a rule only after the legislature has enacted a law granting this authority to the agency. An agency rule that is adopted under the rulemaking provisions of M.S. Chapter 14 has the force and effect of law. Rulemaking in Minnesota: A Guide, explains each step of the rulemaking process in Minnesota.