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Legislative Audit Commission

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, Section 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)
Senator Roger J. Reinert - Vice Chair 325 State Capitol (651-296-4188)


Representative Connie Bernardy 253 State Office Building (651-296-5510)
Representative Rick Hansen 247 State Office Building (651-296-6828)
Representative Phyllis Kahn 353 State Office Building (651-296-4257)
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 James Metzen G-9 State Capitol (651-296-4370)
Senator Ann H. Rest 235 State Capitol (651-296-2889)

Executive Subcommittee 

Representative Sondra Erickson
Representative Rick Hansen
Senator Michelle Benson
Senator Roger J. Reinert

Evaluation Subcommittee

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

Audit Subcommittee

Senator Michelle Benson, Chair
Senator James Metzen
Representative Phyllis Kahn
Representative Duane Quam

Here are the minutes from commission meetings.

Chairs of the Legislative Audit Commission have included:

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 Rest (1991-92),
Senator Phil Riveness (1993-94),
Representative Ann Rest (1995-96),
Senator Deanna Wiener (1997-98),
Representative Dan McElroy (1999-2000),
Senator Ann Rest (2001-2002),
Representative Tim Wilkin (2003-2004),
Senator Ann Rest (2005-2006),
Representative Rick Hansen (2007-2008), and
Senator Ann Rest (2009-2010).








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