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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
6/28/1974 Resignation Sen. Stanley Thorup (DFL, 47) resigned effective June 28, 1974. He was appointed to serve as a judge in Anoka County. 66 31 35 0 4
11/5/1974 Special election Peter Stumpf (DFL) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 64 on November 5, 1974. He was sworn in on January 7, 1975. 66 31 35 0 4
11/5/1974 Resignation Sen. Jim Lord (DFL, 36) elected state treasurer. His resignation date is possibly the date of the election, but it is unclear. 65 31 34 0 3
12/31/1974 Resignation Sen. Harold Krieger (R, 33) elected Olmsted County judge. 64 30 34 0 4
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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