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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 

No rulemaking projects are pending at this time.

Completed 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 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: Notice of Adoption published in the State Register on March 18, 2019 (see 43 SR 1083).
Date Rule Adopted by OAH: March 6, 2019
Date Rule Filed with Secretary of State: March 7, 2019
Effective Date of Rule: March 25, 2019

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 

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

Notices as Published in the State Register: 

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

Available documents: 

Statement of Need and Reasonableness 
Proposed Rules 
Amended Proposed Rules  
Chief Administrative Law Judge's Response to Public Comments 
Judge Neilson's Order on Review of Rules

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) adopted permanent rules of procedure to govern matters relating to the creation, annexation, detachment or dissolution of sanitary districts. The proposed permanent rules aligned 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 adopted 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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