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The Senate conducts legislative business procedures as stated in the Rules of the Senate and Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives. The Secretary of the Senate ensures parliamentary procedures are followed. To learn more, visit Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature, search the FAQ database for rules or visit the topic Procedures (Parliamentary).

Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives

Rules Documents Description
2019-2020 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 91st Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No.1 by the Senate on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, and by the House of Representatives on Thursday, January 10, 2019, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 90th Legislative Session (2017-2018) were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 91st Legislative Session (2019-2020), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document.)
2017-2018 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 90th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 by the Senate on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, and by the House of Representatives on Thursday, January 5, 2017, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 89th Legislative Session (2015-2016) were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 90th Legislative Session (2017-2018), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document)
2015-2016 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 89th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 by the Senate on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, and by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 88th Legislative Session (2013-2014) were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 89th Legislative Session (2015-2016), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document)
2013-2014 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 88th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 by the Senate on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, and by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 8 , 2013, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 87th Legislative Session (2011-2012) were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 88th Legislative Session (2013-2014), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document)
2011-2012 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 87th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 by the Senate on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, and by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 4 , 2011, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 87th Legislative Session (2011-2012), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document)
2009-2010 Permanent Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 86th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6 by the Senate on Monday, April 6, 2009, as amended by the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 2, 2009, the Temporary Joint Rules, as amended, were adopted as the Permanent Joint Rules for the 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010). (Includes page and line numbers of original document)
2009-2010 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 86th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 by the Senate on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, and by the House of Representatives on Monday, January 12, 2009, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 85th Legislative Session (2007-2008) were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document)
2007-2008 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 85th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 by the Senate on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, and by the House of Representatives on Monday, January 8, 2007, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 84th Legislative Session (2005-2006) were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 85th Legislative Session (2007-2008), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document)
2005-2006 Temporary Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives (PDF Document) 84th Legislative Session - Upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 by the Senate on Thursday, February 17, 2005, the by the House of Representatives on Monday, January 8, 2007, the Temporary Joint Rules for the 83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004), as amended, were adopted as the Temporary Joint Rules for the 84th Legislative Session (2005-2006), to be effective until the adoption of Permanent Joint Rules by the Senate and House of Representatives. (Includes page and line numbers of original document)