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Legislative Time Capsule - 60th Legislature (1957-1958)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1957
1/8/1957 4/25/1957 108 75 79
1957 1st Special Session
To provide for appropriation and tax measures not adopted during regular session. Matters considered: Adopted omnibus tax measure; appropriated funds for buildings and general operation of state government; revised laws relating to the Railroad and Warehouse Commission; provided for reimbursement of utilities; adopted new salaries schedule for judges and changed judicial districts; changed retirement laws.
4/30/1957 4/30/1957 1 1 1
1958 2nd Special Session
Unemployment benefits; Korean veterans' bonuses.
6/23/1958 6/26/1958 4 4 4

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1957 2097 1917 964   Search 15
1957 1st Special Session 12 20 22   Search 0
1958 2nd Special Session 15 9 3   Search 1

Legislation - Other Information

Vetoes (All Sessions)

  Full Bills Vetoed
(including pockets)
Pocket Vetoes Bills with Line Item Vetoes [# of lines vetoed] TOTAL
Full Bills Vetoed + Lines Vetoed
TOTAL
Full Bills Vetoed + Bills with Lines Vetoed
1957 5 4 0   [0] 5 5
1957 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
1958 2nd Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0

Legislators

All House Senate

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Alfred I. Johnson  (Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus)
House Majority Leader Frederick Anthony Cina  (Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus)
House Minority Leader Aubrey W. Dirlam  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
President of the Senate This position was handled multiple ways historically - See full list
Senate Majority Leader Archie H. Miller  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
Senate Minority Leader Harold W. Schultz, Sr.  (Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives George H. Leahy
House Sergeant-at-Arms Clint Haroldson
Secretary of the Senate Herbert Y. Torrey
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Bert M. Lennon

Election Results

- Selected election results are available at this page.

Party Control of the House of Representatives (All Sessions)

Date Event Note Total Seats C/R/IR L/DFL Other Margin
1/8/1957 Convenes [Total seats possible = 131] 131 65 66 0 1
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Party Control of the Senate (All Sessions)

Date Event Note Total Seats C/R/IR L/DFL Other Margin
1/8/1957 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 48 19 0 29
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

House Committees

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Senate Committees

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Governor (Full List)