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Pending Rulemaking Docket

Rulemaking in Minnesota follows procedures outlined in the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14. State agencies in Minnesota are required by Minnesota Statutes, section 14.366 to maintain a current, public rulemaking docket. The docket must contain a list of pending rulemaking proceedings or possible proposed rules under consideration by the agency. These proceedings include proposing new rules, amending existing rules, or repealing obsolete rules.

The docket below is an overview of current rulemaking proceedings within the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Pending Rulemaking Projects 


PROPOSED PERMANENT RULES GOVERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION LITIGATION PROCEDURES: RESOLUTION OF CLAIMS WITH INTERVENORS, MINNESOTA RULES 1420.1850

Revisor File Number: R-4527
OAH Docket Number: 72-9039-34966
Subject matter: The proposed rules conform the workers’ compensation intervention practices with statutory changes made to Minn. Stat. § 176.521 by the 2017 Legislature. The rules allow counsel for the employee and/or employer/insurer to jointly file a partial stipulation in cases wherein an intervenor has received notice but failed to engage in good faith settlement discussions.
Status: The Office of Administrative Hearings published the Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing in the State Register on August 20, 2018.  The comment period ended on September 28, 2018.

Contact person: Written comments, questions, requests to receive a draft of the rules, and requests for more information on these proposed rules should be directed to:

Katie Lin, Rulemaking Coordinator
Office of Administrative Hearings 
PO Box 64620 
St. Paul, MN 55164 
Phone: 651-361-7911 
TDD: 651-361-7878 
Fax: 651-361-0310 
Email: katie.lin@state.mn.us

Public Comments: You may view any submitted written comments via the Office of Administrative Hearings Rulemaking e-Comments website.

Notices as Published in the State Register:

Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing
Request for Comments

Available documents:

Statement of Need and Reasonableness
Proposed Rules

PROPOSED PERMANENT EXPEDITED RULES GOVERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION LITIGATION PROCEDURES: RESOLUTION OF CLAIMS WITH INTERVENORS, MINNESOTA RULES 1420.1850

Revisor File Number: R-4439
OAH Docket Number: 72-9039-34788
Subject matter: The proposed rules conform the workers’ compensation intervention practices with statutory changes made to Minn. Stat. § 176.521 by the 2017 Legislature. The rules allow counsel for the employee and/or employer/insurer to jointly file a partial stipulation in cases wherein an intervenor has received notice but failed to engage in good faith settlement discussions.
Status: The Office of Administrative Hearings published a Notice of Intent to Adopt Expedited Rules without a Public Hearing in the State Register on October 30, 2017 (See 42 SR 483-485).  The comment period ended on November 29, 2017. Thereafter, the agency determined that not all provisions of the legislative enactment (see 2017 Minn. Laws, ch. 94, art. 5, § 4) supported expedited rulemaking, and so the proceeding was withdrawn. A notice of withdrawal for the expedited rulemaking will be published in the State Register on January 16, 2018. OAH recommenced the rulemaking process under its general rulemaking authority in January 2018 (See OAH Docket Number 72-9039-34966).

Contact person: Written comments, questions, requests to receive a draft of the rules, and requests for more information on these proposed rules should be directed to:

Katie Lin, Rulemaking Coordinator
Office of Administrative Hearings 
PO Box 64620 
St. Paul, MN 55164 
Phone: 651-361-7911 
TDD: 651-361-7878 
Fax: 651-361-0310 
Email: katie.lin@state.mn.us 

Public Comments: You may view any submitted written comments via the Office of Administrative Hearings Rulemaking e-Comments website

Timetable for adoption: April-May 2018

Notices as Published in the State Register:

Notice of Intent

Available documents:
Notice of Intent
Proposed Rules

Completed Rulemaking Projects


PROPOSED PERMANENT RULES RELATING TO SANITARY DISTRICTS, BOUNDARY PETITIONS, AND PROCEEDINGS, MINNESOTA RULES CHAPTER 1408

Revisor File Number: R-4407

OAH Docket Number: 72-9023-33502
Subject matter: The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings (the Agency) proposes to adopt permanent rules of procedure to govern matters relating to the creation, annexation, detachment or dissolution of sanitary districts. The proposed permanent rules would align the procedures in these cases with current statutes, familiar rules of administrative procedure and best practices, as well as with the interim rules which govern sanitary district proceedings, adopted on January 26, 2015. In this proceeding, the Office of Administrative Hearings seeks to adopt those interim rules as permanent rules. 
Status: The Office of Administrative Hearings published a Notice of Adoption in the State Register on July 17, 2017 (See 42 SR 39).
Date Rule Adopted by OAH: June 23, 2017
Date Rule Filed with Secretary of State: June 28, 2017
Effective Date of Rule: July 24, 2017

Contact person: 
Katie Lin, Rulemaking Coordinator
Office of Administrative Hearings 
PO Box 64620 
St. Paul, MN 55164 
Phone: 651-361-7911 
TDD: 651-361-7878 
Fax: 651-361-0310 
Email: katie.lin@state.mn.us 

Notices as Published in State Register:

Request for Comments
Notice of Intent to Adopt
Notice of Adoption

Available documents:

Request for Comments 
Notice of Intent 
Statement of Need and Reasonableness 
Proposed Rules 

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