Chapter 19

Rulemaking without a Hearing

Original Author: Daniel McInerney

Revised 2014 by Kathryn Berger

19.1 Introduction

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This chapter describes a commonly used process to adopt rules in Minnesota: rulemaking without a hearing. Although the primary purpose of this chapter is to describe rulemaking without a hearing, other issues are necessarily touched on that are covered more completely elsewhere. These other issues include the drafting of rules,[1] the role of the revisor of statutes,[2] the Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR),[3] the issue of substantial change,[4] legal review of rules by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)[5] and the judicial and legislative review of rules.[6]


[1] See ch. 17.

[2] See ch. 18.

[3] See ch. 17.

[4] See ch. 22.

[5] See ch. 23.

[6] See chs. 24, 25.