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Legislative Audit Commission (2015-2016)

The Legislative Audit Commission (LAC) is a bi-partisan commission with 6 members from the House of Representatives and 6 from the Senate, equally divided between the majority and minority parties. Membership is governed by Minnesota Statutes 2016, 3.97, subd. 2. The commission appoints the Legislative Auditor and selects topics for the Program Evaluation Division to review. It also periodically holds hearings to review audit and evaluation reports. The commission chair rotates every two years between the House and the Senate.

The Legislative Audit Commission also has three subcommittees.

Commission Members:

Representative Sondra Erickson - Chair 479 State Office Building (651-296-6746)


Representative Connie Bernardy 253 State Office Building (651-296-5510)
Representative Rick Hansen 247 State Office Building (651-296-6828)
Representative Duane Quam 571 State Office Building (651-296-9236)
Representative Linda Runbeck 417 State Office Building (651-296-2907)


Senator Michelle Benson 115 State Office Building (651-296-3219)
Senator Mary Kiffmeyer 123 State Office Building (651-296-5655)
Senator Warren Limmer 153 State Office Building (651-296-2159)
Senator Ann H. Rest 3209 Minnesota Senate Building (651-296-2889)

Executive Subcommittee 

Representative Sondra Erickson
Representative Rick Hansen
Senator Michelle Benson

Evaluation Subcommittee

Representative Rick Hansen, Chair
Representative Connie Bernardy
Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
Senator Warren Limmer

Audit Subcommittee

Senator Michelle Benson, Chair
Representative Duane Quam

Here are the minutes from commission meetings.

Past chairs of the Legislative Audit Commission:

Senator Edward Gearty (1973-74)
Representative Fred Norton (1975-76)
Senator William McCutcheon (1977-78)
Representative Don Moe (1979-80)
Senator Don Moe (1981-82)
Representative Dick Welsh (1983-84)
Senator Randolph Peterson (1985-86)
Representative Phil Riveness (1987-88)
Senator John Brandl (1989-90)
Representative Ann H. Rest (1991-92)
Senator Phil Riveness (1993-94)
Representative Ann H. Rest (1995-96)
Senator Deanna Wiener (1997-98)
Representative Dan McElroy (1999-2000)
Senator Ann H. Rest (2001-2002)
Representative Tim Wilkin (2003-2004)
Senator Ann H. Rest (2005-2006)
Representative Rick Hansen (2007-2008)
Senator Ann H. Rest (2009-2010)
Representative Michael Beard (2011-2012)
Senator Roger J. Reinert (2013-2014)
Representative Sondra Erickson (2015-2016)








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