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Legislative Time Capsule - 75th Legislature (1987-1988)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1987
1/6/1987 5/18/1987 133 55 55
1987 1st Special Session
Strengthen corporation takeover laws (at request of Dayton-Hudson). Matters considered: Takeover laws and shareholder protection; four other minor laws.
6/25/1987 6/25/1987 1 1 1
1988
2/9/1988 4/25/1988 77 38 38

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1987 1688 1553 405   Search 10
1987 1st Special Session 6 7 5   Search 0
1988 1144 1031 315   Search 6

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
1987 0 0 1   [1] 1 1
1987 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
1988 3 0 0   [0] 3 3

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Fred C. Norton  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Robert E. Vanasek  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Majority Leader Robert E. Vanasek  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Ann Wynia  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Minority Leader William H. Schreiber  (Independent Republican)
President of the Senate Florian W. Chmielewski, Sr.  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Jerome M. Hughes  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Majority Leader Roger D. Moe  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Minority Leader Duane D. Benson  (Independent Republican)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives Edward A. Burdick
House Sergeant-at-Arms Andrew R. Remke
Secretary of the Senate Patrick E. Flahaven
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Sven K. Lindquist

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
1/6/1987 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 51 83 0 32
1/6/1987 Special election Bernie Omann (IR) won the special election for District 16A on December 22, 1986. He was sworn in on January 6, 1987. 133 68 65 0 3
6/25/1987 Resignation Rep. Fred Norton (DFL, 65A) resigned to take an appointment to the Court of Appeals. He resigned before the special session. 133 51 82 0 31
9/2/1987 Resignation Rep. Jerry Schoenfeld (DFL, 30B) resigned to take an appointment as director of the Rural Development Board. 132 51 81 0 30
11/12/1987 Special election Andy Dawkins (DFL) won the special election for District 65A on November 3, 1987. He was sworn in on November 12, 1987. 134 52 82 0 30
11/12/1987 Special election Dale DeRaad (IR) won the special election for District 30B on November 3, 1987. He was sworn in on November 12, 1987. 133 52 81 0 29
7/19/1988 Death Rep. John Rose (IR, 63A) 133 51 82 0 31
9/7/1988 Resignation Rep. Dan Knuth (DFL, 52B) resigned to take an appointment at the Waste Management Board. There was no special election. 132 51 81 0 30
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
1/6/1987 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 20 47 0 27
8/27/1987 Resignation Sen. Gerald Willet (DFL, 4) appointed director of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. 66 20 46 0 26
11/3/1987 Special election Robert Decker (IR) elected from 4. He was sworn in on November 16, 1987. 67 21 46 0 25
6/28/1988 Resignation Sen. Darril Wegscheid (DFL, 37), to devote time to career. 66 21 45 0 24
11/8/1988 Resignation Sen. Tad Jude (DFL, 48) elected Hennepin County Commissioner; resignation effective January 3. 66 22 44 0 22
11/8/1988 Special election Pat Pariseau (IR) elected from 37. She was sworn in on January 3, 1989. 67 22 45 0 23
12/20/1988 Special election Pat McGowan (IR) elected from 48. He was sworn in on December 3, 1989. 67 23 44 0 21
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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