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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. 134 51 83 0 32
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. 134 52 82 0 30
2/9/1988 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 52 82 0 30
7/19/1988 Death Rep. John Rose (IR, 63A). No special election was held to fill his seat. 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
11/15/1987 Resignation Sen. Gerald Willet (DFL, 4) resigned due to his appointment as director of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. His resignation date is unclear, but his appointment was effective November 15, 1987. 66 20 46 0 26
11/16/1987 Special election Robert Decker (IR) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 4 on November 3, 1987. He was sworn in on November 16, 1987. 67 21 46 0 25
2/9/1988 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 21 46 0 25
1/1/1989 Resignation Sen. Darril Wegscheid (DFL, 37) resigned effective January 1, 1989 to devote more time to his career. 66 21 45 0 24
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

House Committees

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