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Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature

May I testify at a committee hearing virtually?

From 2020-2024, House and Senate rules allowed for virtual and/or hybrid committee hearings (see Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b) and House Rule 10.05 ). Future legislatures may or may not continue the practice of virtual and/or hybrid hearings.

Capacity to offer hybrid or virtual meetings is limited by the technology available in hearing rooms. Not every hearing room is able to host a hybrid meeting. Additionally, it is the chair of the committee’s decision to offer a hybrid option or not.

Please contact the committee or commission administrator if you would like to testify. The committee administrator will be able to tell you if there is a hybrid option and will put you on the list of testifiers.

If you are signed up to provide virtual testimony in a committee or a commission and need a device to join the meeting, please contact the Legislative Coordinating Commission's Accessiblity Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov.

For more tips about testifying, see the FAQ: May I testify at a committee hearing?