The Senate Index Office provides information via the Internet concerning the content, status and progress of bills before the Senate. The office maintains an electronic file for each Senate and House bill introduced in the Senate, including the bill number, subject, author, committee assignment, companion bill and content summary. Also, the office is responsible for compiling the interim and permanent indexes to the Senate Journal. Miscellaneous records of appointments requiring Senate confirmation, resolutions and conference committees are also maintained for reference purposes.
The Index Office performs the following duties:
|Senate Bill Status||
To find specific information on a particular bill, click on the Senate Bill Status link to the left, or find the Bill Information box on the left sidebar, select a session, and enter a specific Senate or House file number.
Senate bills and legislative actions taken on bills are tracked and recorded centrally. Information can be obtained in various ways, including performing various searches:
|Report of Bills Chief and Co-Authored||Compiles the status of bills chief and co-authored for each Senator.|
|Report of Bills in Committee||Compiles the status of bills for each standing committee.|
|Senate Files - House Companions||Records all transactions for Senate Files and House Files as submitted to the Senate. For more information, follow the process describing How a Bill Becomes Law in Minnesota.|
|Senate Files - Revisor Numbers||Records all transactions for Senate Files, Introduction date, and corresponding Revisor Numbers as submitted to the Senate. For more information, follow the process describing How a Bill Becomes Law in Minnesota.|
|Ric Almer||Co-Director Index||306 Capitol||651.296.5250|
|Mark Engebretson||Indexer||306 Capitol||651.296.5604|
|Robin Thoreson||Senior Indexer||306 Capitol||651.296.4970|
|Manuel Vasquez||Co-Director Index||306 Capitol||651.296.4392|