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Legislative Time Capsule - 76th Legislature (1989-1990)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1989
1/3/1989 5/22/1989 140 58 58
1989 1st Special Session
Pass a tax bill to replace the one vetoed by Governor Perpich in June. Matters considered: Property tax relief; statewide solid waste recycling program (financed by 6% tax on garbage collection fees). Note: The House met in the Senate chamber due to the remodeling of the House chamber.
9/27/1989 9/29/1989 3 3 3
1990
2/12/1990 4/25/1990 73 38 38

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1989 1801 1665 353   Search 6
1989 1st Special Session 25 11 2   Search 0
1990 1032 977 255   Search 1

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
1989 3 0 1   [6] 9 4
1989 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
1990 1 0 2   [4] 5 3

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Robert E. Vanasek  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Majority Leader Dee Long  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Ann Wynia  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Minority Leader William H. Schreiber  (Independent Republican)
President of the Senate 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
1/3/1989 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 53 81 0 28
1/4/1989 Resignation Rep. Gordon Voss (DFL, 52A) resigned to take an appointment as chief administrator of Metropolitan Waste Control Commission. 133 53 80 0 27
2/9/1989 Special election Linda Runbeck (IR) won the special election for District 52A on Feburary 4, 1989. She was sworn in on February 9, 1989. 134 54 80 0 26
9/1/1989 Resignation Rep. Ann Wynia (DFL, 63B) resigned to take an appointment as the Minnesota Commissioner of Human Services. 133 54 79 0 25
11/22/1989 Special election Alice Hausman (DFL) won the special election for District 63B on November 7, 1989. She was sworn in on November 22, 1989. 134 54 80 0 26
3/13/1990 Resignation Rep. Jeff Conway (DFL, 30B) resigned amidst criminal felony charges. There was no special election. 133 54 79 0 25
8/13/1990 Resignation Rep. Tony Bennett (IR, 53A) resigned to take an appointment as U.S. Marshal. There was no special election. 132 53 79 0 26
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
1/3/1989 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 23 44 0 21
2/3/1990 Special election Mark Piepho (IR) elected from 24. 66 23 43 0 20
2/10/1990 Special election Carol Flynn (DFL) elected from 61. 67 23 44 0 21
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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