2013 Legislative Session

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.  This year, 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. 

Bullion Coin

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

Wildfire Arson

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

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.

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.