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Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature

Who can draft a bill?

Anyone can—legislators, staff members, state or local agency employees, private groups, or individuals. However, only a legislator can introduce a bill or a resolution, and only after the Revisor of Statutes has approved its form. In addition, many Senators and Representatives approach staff members to help them draft a bill. House Research, Senate Counsel and Research, the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, and caucus staff members are often called upon to help.