Legislative News

After a bill is introduced, the chair of a legislative committee to which a bill is referred may request that a fiscal note be prepared on the proposed legislation. A fiscal note request is then assigned to a state agency or agencies that can best determine the fiscal impact. After review, the fiscal note is presented to the Legislature and becomes an integral part of the decision-making process.


Currently in 2014, MSGC has completed 37 fiscal notes. Of the 37 bills that have required fiscal notes, 26 are still proceeding.


HF2142: Offender Location Disclosure Act                                Completed Fiscal Note

HF2177-2E: Limiting Tanning Equipment 18+ Act                     Completed Fiscal Note

HF2251: Eviction Expungement Act                                           Completed Fiscal Note 

HF2295: Domestic Violence Offender GPS Monitoring Act         Completed Fiscal Note

HF2481: School Bus Equipment and Inspection                         Completed Fiscal Note 

HF2574: Predatory Offender Registration Requirements          Completed Fiscal Note 

HF2576-5A: Criminal Record Expungement Modification          Completed Fiscal Note 

HF3061: Juvenile Justice Standards   

HF3123: Drug Sentencing Reform Act                                          Completed Fiscal Note 

HF3126: Criminal Penalty Vehicular Homicide                            Completed Fiscal Note 

HF3138: Punishment for Prohibited Acts 


SF36-1A: Dog and Cat Breeders Standards of Care                    Completed Fiscal Note 

SF1676-1UE: Collateral Consequences Act                                 Completed Fiscal Note 

SF1772-1E: 5th Degree Assault Added to Violent Crime            Completed Fiscal Note 

SF2214: Criminal Record Expungement Modification                 Completed Fiscal Note 

SF1641: Medical Marijuana Bill                                         


In 2013, MSGC completed 43 fiscal notes. Of the 43 bills that required a fiscal note from MSGC, five were passed and signed by the Governor.

Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult

House File 90 allowed financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult offenses to be aggregated over a six month period, and venue options expanded.  Completed Fiscal Note

Bullion Coin

House File 157 established regulations for bullion coin dealers, including registration requirements, prohibited conduct, enforcement authority, and civil and criminal penalties.  Completed Fiscal Note

Wildfire Arson

House File 228   enhanced penalties for wildfire arson that damages multiple dwellings, acreage, or crops, and enacts new restriction provisions.  Completed Fiscal Note

Repeat Sex Offenders

Chapter 86, Art 3, Sec.10-Senate File 671 amended Minn. Stat. § 609.3455 to provide for presumptive executed prison sentences of at least 36 months for offenders sentenced for first- through fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct offenses, if the offender has a previous sex offense conviction.

911 Calls

Senate File 1168   creates new crimes relating to 911 emergency calls, provides criminal penalties, and amends Minn. Stat. 2012, section 609.78.  Completed Fiscal Note

Domestic Abuse

House File 1400   modifies the statutory definitions for domestic abuse, and established broader venue provisions for the prosecution of domestic abuse-related offenses.  Completed Fiscal Note