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Legislative Time Capsule - 69th Legislature (1975-1976)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1975
1/7/1975 5/19/1975 133 57 57
1976
1/27/1976 4/7/1976 72 51 51

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1975 1861 1782 437   Search 0
1976 842 812 348   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
1975 1 0 0   [0] 1 1
1976 4 0 0   [0] 4 4

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Martin Olav Sabo  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Majority Leader Irvin N. Anderson  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Minority Leader Henry J. Savelkoul  (Republican)
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 Robert O. Ashbach  (Nonpartisan Election-Independent Republican 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 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
1/7/1975 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 30 104 0 74
1/27/1976 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 31 103 0 72
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
1/7/1975 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 66 27 38 1
* The independent senator (Senator Charlie Berg) is listed in the 1975-76 Legislative Manual as caucusing with the Independent Republican caucus.
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1/7/1975 Special election Robert J. (Bob) Schmitz (DFL) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 36 on December 14, 1974. He was sworn in on January 7, 1975. 65 31 34 0 3
1/7/1975 Special election Eugene Merriam (DFL) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 47 on November 5, 1974. He was sworn in on January 7, 1975. 66 31 35 0 4
2/10/1975 Special election Nancy Brataas (R) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 33 on February 1, 1975. She was sworn in on February 10, 1975. 67 28 38 1
* The independent senator (Senator Charlie Berg) is listed in the 1975-76 Legislative Manual as caucusing with the Independent Republican caucus.
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12/29/1976 Resignation Sen. Alec Olson (DFL, 21) became lieutenant governor. 66 28 37 1
* The independent senator (Senator Charlie Berg) is listed in the 1975-76 Legislative Manual as caucusing with the Independent Republican caucus.
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C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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