The Joint House/Senate Subcommittee on Claims was established in 1976 to hear and recommend to the legislature whether or not to pay claims against the state by various persons who cannot proceed against the state under the State Tort Claims Act (Minn. Stat. 3.732). The joint subcommittee also handles other claims that cannot be litigated.
The subcommittee consists of three senators and three representatives. The chair rotates between the House and Senate each meeting. The chair from each body is generally responsible to present the bill resulting from the subcommittee deliberations to the appropriations committees in the House and Senate and subsequently to the full House and Senate for final passage.