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Legislative Time Capsule - 78th Legislature (1993-1994)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
1993
1/5/1993 5/17/1993 133 61 61
1993 1st Special Session
Budget bills. Matters considered: Health and human services finance, higher education finance, election campaign financial disclosure of contributions, state budget, contingency airplane replacement funding, sentencing for repeat domestic abusers, revisor's bill to correct technical errors.
5/27/1993 5/27/1993 1 1 1
1994
2/22/1994 5/6/1994 74 45 45
1994 1st Special Session
Strengthen sexual predator law.
8/31/1994 8/31/1994 1 1 1

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
1993 1801 1675 350   Search 3
1993 1st Special Session 3 7 6   Search 0
1994 1443 1259 256   Search 1
1994 1st Special Session 1 1 1   Search 0

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
1993 26 0 3   [9] 35 29
1993 1st Special Session 0 0 1   [1] 1 1
1994 17 0 8   [76] 93 25
1994 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Irvin N. Anderson  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Dee Long  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Majority Leader Irvin N. Anderson  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Philip C. Carruthers  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Alan W. Welle  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Minority Leader Steven A. Sviggum  (Independent Republican)
President of the Senate Allan H. Spear  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Majority Leader Roger D. Moe  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Minority Leader Dean Elton Johnson  (Independent Republican)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives Edward A. Burdick
House Sergeant-at-Arms Andrew R. Remke
Isabelle A. Schmidt
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
1/5/1993 Convenes Rep. Gloria Segal (DFL, 44B) was elected to serve in the 78th Legislature but resigned between the election and the beginning of the 79th Legislature. [Total seats possible = 134] 133 47 86 0 39
1/15/1993 Special election Jim Rhodes (IR) won the special election for a House seat in District 44B on January 12, 1993. He was sworn in on January 15, 1993. 134 48 86 0 38
5/18/1993 Resignation Rep. Wally Sparby (DFL, 1B) resigned to take an appointment as head of the state Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services office. 133 48 85 0 37
7/22/1993 Special election Tim Finseth (IR) won the special election for District 1B on July 13, 1993. His swearing in date is unknown. 134 49 85 0 36
1/4/1994 Resignation Rep. Alan Welle (DFL, 15A) resigned related to "phonegate" (abuse of telephone privileges). 133 49 84 0 35
1/24/1994 Special election Kevin Knight (IR) won the special election for District 40B on January 11, 1994. His swearing in date is unknown. Rep. Kathleen Blatz's resignation was January 24, 1994. 134 49 85 0 36
1/24/1994 Resignation Rep. Kathleen Blatz (IR, 40B) resigned to take an appointment as Hennepin County District Judge. 133 48 85 0 37
2/16/1994 Special election Tom Van Engen (IR) won the special election for a House seat in District 15A on February 8, 1994. He was sworn in on February 16, 1994. 134 50 84 0 34
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
1/5/1993 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 22 45 0 23
9/19/1994 Resignation Sen. Duane Benson (IR, 31) to become director of Minnesota Business Partnership. 65 21 44 0 23
11/8/1994 Special election Kenric Scheevel (IR) elected from 31. He was sworn in on December 8, 1994. 67 23 44 0 21
11/8/1994 Special election Mark Ourada (IR) elected from 19. He was sworn in on January 3, 1995. 66 22 44 0 22
12/29/1994 Special election Dave Kleis (IR) elected from 16. He was sworn in on January 9, 1995. 67 24 43 0 19
12/29/1994 Special election Don Kramer (IR) elected from 47. He was sworn in on January 9, 1995. 66 23 43 0 20
1/1/1995 Resignation Sen. Betty Adkins (DFL, 19) retires early, effective January 1995. 66 22 44 0 22
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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