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Minnesota State Arts Board rulemaking

Rulemaking is an administrative process that enables agencies to craft rules about substantive topics in their areas of expertise including the procedures and responsibilities that will guide the agency. Rules created through the rulemaking process have the force and effect of law. Rulemaking in Minnesota follows the procedures outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) found in chapter 14 of Minnesota Statutes. Additional information about rules and rulemaking in Minnesota may be found at the following links:

The Minnesota State Arts Board is currently engaged in a rulemaking project that will amend rules that govern the way the board distributes grants and other forms of assistance. These rule amendments are intended to address existing practices and will not substantially change how the board operates. The board is considering the adoption of rules to make the Community Arts Education Support pilot grant program permanent, in accordance with the Arts Board's existing rules. It also is considering adding new definitions or clarifying definitions that would impact eligibility in some of its grant programs. Minnesota Rules, chapter 1900, sections 1900.0110 to 1900.2260.

The Arts Board also is considering amendments to rules that govern the board's statutory role as fiscal agent for regional arts councils. The board will use this rulemaking to better align existing rule language with Minnesota Statutes, revise membership in its liaison committee, and change the timeline and requirements that relate to the councils' biennial plans. Minnesota Rules, chapter 1900, sections 1900.2310 to 1900.4110.

In addition, because rulemaking is rare at the Arts Board, the board will use this rulemaking as an opportunity to make other minor changes as needed to clarify existing rules and further the board's mission to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.

Request for comments
The rulemaking process is designed to be transparent and invite community input. The Minnesota State Arts Board seeks feedback by notifying affected persons of the rulemaking process and requesting comments on the proposed rules. The Arts Board published a Request for Comments in the Minnesota State Register on November 30, 2020. The comment period began November 30 and will continue for no less than sixty days. Following the comment period, a notice will be posted on this Web site and in the Minnesota State Register that the board intends to adopt the rules.

The Arts Board will post the draft rules here, once prepared. In addition, the Arts Board's justifications for these rules–the Statement of Need and Reasonableness–will be posted here, when it has been completed.

Interested persons or groups may submit comments on proposed rules, in writing, to the agency contact person. Comments received during the official comment period will become part of the formal rulemaking record. However, comments and questions about the rules are welcome at any time during the rulemaking process.

Rulemaking mailing list
The Arts Board maintains a rulemaking mailing list and will notify individuals on the list of all rulemaking proceedings. E-mail your full name and address to the agency contact person if you would like to be added to the rulemaking mailing list.

Agency contact person
Questions about the rules or rulemaking process; requests to receive a draft of the rules, once prepared; and comments on proposed rule changes should be directed to:

Sue Gens
Minnesota State Arts Board
540 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 304
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
E-mail: sue.gens@arts.state.mn.us
Phone: (651) 539-2658
Toll-free: (800) 866-2787
Minnesota Relay Service: 711

Alternate format
Upon request, this information can be made available in an alternate format, such as large print, braille, or audio. To make such a request, please contact the agency contact person at the address or telephone number listed above.