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Minnesota Regulatory Reform Study

33 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2013  

Larry A. Bakken

Hamline University - School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 1986


Since President Ford, each president has attempted to make regulatory reform a significant part of his political and domestic agenda. The idea that extensive bureaucracy causes needless complexity for citizens regulated by government agencies is easily accepted by critics of both federal and state government. The political response to this perceived problem has been regulatory reform/deregulation. The Minnesota House of Representatives responded to this perceived problem in Minnesota by studying methods of legislative oversight and regulatory reform in Minnesota. The goal of the regulatory reform study was to examine the state rulemaking process and determine whether or not agencies are performing their functions or duties with a minimum of government interference, with maximum efficiency and with appropriate legislative oversight. The following report is a compilation of the study commissioned by the Minnesota House of Representative.

Keywords: Minnesota House of Representatives, Regulatory Reform, efficiency, government oversight, deregulation, state rulemaking, Transportation Committee, Local and Urban Affairs, Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, Regulatory Industries and Energy Committee, Labor Committee

JEL Classification: H7, H72, J5, L91, K00, K4

Suggested Citation

Bakken, Larry A., Minnesota Regulatory Reform Study (January 1, 1986). Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 7, p. 181, 1986. Available at SSRN:

Larry A. Bakken (Contact Author)

Hamline University - School of Law ( email )

1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States

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