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Senate Counsel of the Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Policy Office are sometimes asked to prepare a detailed explanation of a particular area of the law for presentation to a legislative committee or to a continuing legal education program for legislative attorneys. Papers of interest to the general public are posted here arranged by topic.

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Appropriations
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Treatises - Legislative Process

Unallotment Conflict in Minnesota, 2009-2010 by Peter S. Wattson (2010)

Legislative History of Unallotment Power by Peter S. Wattson (PDF) (2009)

Compensating Victims of Bridge Collapses Outside Minnesota by Peter S. Wattson (PDF) (2007)

Power of the Purse in Minnesota by Peter S. Wattson (PDF) (2007)

Omnibus Bills and Garbage Bills by Peter S. Wattson     PDF version for printing (2005)

Budget Process in the Legislature by Peter S. Wattson (PDF) (2003)

Veto Power of the Governor of Minnesota by Peter S. Wattson    PDF version for printing (1995)

 
 
Criminal Justice
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Treatises - Ethics
 
 
Elections
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Treatises - Elections

Judging Elections, Returns, and Qualifications of a Legislator by Peter S. Wattson (PDF, with hyperlinks in blue) (2008)

Campaign Finance Law Under Siege in Minnesota by Peter S. Wattson  (PDF, with hyperlinks in blue) (2004)

Minnesota's Campaign Finance Law by Peter S. Wattson (2002)

How Minnesota's Campaign Finance Law Helped Elect a Third-Party Governor by Peter S. Wattson (PDF) (1999)

 

 
 
Ethics
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Treatises - Ethics

Gifts to Public Officials by Peter S. Wattson    PDF version for printing (2003)

 
 
Legislative Process
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Treatises - Legislative Process

Legislative Immunity in Minnesota by Peter S. Wattson    PDF version for printing (2010)

Legislative Process in Minnesota by Peter S. Wattson    (PDF) (2010)

 
 
Redistricting
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Treatises - Redistricting
 
 
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