By statute, fiscal notes are required to be prepared when requested by the Legislature. The objective of a fiscal note is to provide the Legislature with the best possible estimate of expenditures, revenues and staffing impacts to assist in decision-making. When a note is requested, FMR notifies the appropriate area(s) whose responsibility it is to review and analyze the bill and complete the fiscal note worksheet/addendum. Fiscal note responses should only focus on the fiscal implications of the bill for which the request was made. A quick turnaround time and access to information is imperative during the legislative session.
Department of Minnesota Management and Budget's Budget Information System – Biennial Budget – Fiscal Note Tracking System
In addition, the Admin policy and information pertinent to the fiscal note process is provided below.