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Legislative Time Capsule - 68th Legislature (1973-1974)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1973
1/2/1973 5/21/1973 140 66 66
1974
1/15/1974 3/29/1974 74 50 50

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1973 2585 2528 783   Search 8
1974 1145 1057 583   Search 2

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
1973 2 0 0   [0] 2 2
1974 2 0 0   [0] 2 2

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Martin Olav Sabo  (Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus)
House Majority Leader Irvin N. Anderson  (Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus)
House Minority Leader Aubrey W. Dirlam  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)
President of the Senate Alec Gehard Olson  (Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus)
Senate Majority Leader Nicholas D. Coleman  (Nonpartisan Election-Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus)
Senate Minority Leader Harold G. Krieger  (Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives Edward A. Burdick
House Sergeant-at-Arms Harlan C. Christianson
Secretary of the Senate Patrick E. Flahaven
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Craig A. Jacks
Eugene P. Daly

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
1/2/1973 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 57 77 0 20
7/10/1973 Resignation Rep. Gary Flakne (R, 61A) was appointed to become Hennepin County attorney. The date is uncertain. 132 56 76 0 20
8/1/1973 Resignation Rep. John Boland (DFL, 50B) becomes chair of Metropolitan Council. The date is uncertain. 133 57 76 0 19
11/6/1973 Special election Frank Knoll (DFL) elected from 61A 134 56 78 0 22
11/6/1973 Special election Dick Kostohryz (DFL) elected from 50B 133 56 77 0 21
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
1/2/1973 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 30 37 0 7
1/15/1974 Convenes Sen. Bill McCutcheon switched from the Republican party to the DFL party in December 1973 and Sen. Charlie Berg became an independent following the 1973 legislative session. [Total seats possible = 67] 67 31 36 0 5
6/10/1974 Resignation Sen. Ed Novak (DFL, 64) resigned. He was appointed Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. 66 31 35 0 4
6/28/1974 Resignation Sen. Stanley Thorup (DFL, 47) resigned effective June 28, 1974. He was appointed to serve as a judge in Anoka County. 64 31 33 0 2
11/5/1974 Resignation Sen. Jim Lord (DFL, 36) resigned because he was elected state treasurer. His resignation date is possibly the date of the election, but it is unclear. 63 31 32 0 1
1/1/1975 Resignation Sen. Harold Krieger (R, 33) resigned because he was elected Olmsted County judge. His official term end date is uncertain. 62 30 32 0 2
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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