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Legislative Time Capsule - 82nd Legislature (2001-2002)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
2001
1/3/2001 5/21/2001 139 59 59
2001 1st Special Session
Enact legislation to provide for the financial management of state government. Matters considered: Taxes, budget and appropriations, major bills not passed during regular session.
6/11/2001 6/29/2001 19 9 9
2002
1/29/2002 5/20/2002 112 56 57
  The House adjourned on Saturday, May 18, 2002 but the Senate did not adjourn until Monday, May 20, 2002.    
2002 1st Special Session
Flood relief for Roseau, Minnesota; also considered sales tax on aggregate materials and charitable deducting.
9/19/2002 9/19/2002 1 1 1

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
2001 2565 Search 2407 Search 208   Search 5
2001 1st Special Session 35 Search 36 Search 12   Search 0
2002 1176 Search 1075 Search 183   Search 2
2002 1st Special Session 14 Search 9 Search 3   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
2001 10 0 0   [0] 10 10
2001 1st Special Session 1 0 5   [16] 17 6
2002 8 0 1   [107] 115 9
2002 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Steven A. Sviggum  (Republican)
House Majority Leader Timothy James Pawlenty  (Republican)
House Minority Leader Thomas W. Pugh  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
President of the Senate Donald B. Samuelson  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Majority Leader Roger D. Moe  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Minority Leader Richard Day  (Republican)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives Edward A. Burdick
House Sergeant-at-Arms Shawn M. Peterson
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
1/3/2001 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 69 65 0 4
8/5/2001 Resignation Stephen Wenzel (DFL, 12B) to become state director of rural development for the US Dept of Agriculture 133 69 64 0 5
11/6/2001 Special election Greg Blaine (R) elected from 12B 134 70 64 0 6
1/30/2002 Death Darlene Luther (DFL, 47A) 133 70 63 0 7
3/4/2002 Special election John Jordan (R) elected from 47A 134 71 63 0 8
8/2/2002 Resignation James Clark (R) resigned from 23A 133 70 63 0 7
11/15/2002 Resignation Dan McElroy (R) resigned from 40A, appointed Commissioner of Finance 132 69 63 0 6
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
1/3/2001 Party change Bob Lessard (independent, 3) joins Independence Party. 67 27 39 1
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
12
1/3/2001 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 27 39 1
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
12
12/28/2001 Death Sam Solon (DFL, 7) 66 27 38 1
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
11
1/2/2002 Resignation Randy Kelly (DFL, 67) 65 27 37 1
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
10
1/29/2002 Special election Mee Moua (DFL, 67) 67 27 39 1
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
12
1/29/2002 Special election Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL, 7) 66 27 38 1
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
11
1/29/2002 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 65 27 37 1
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
10
7/9/2002 Party change Sheila Kiscaden (R, 30) became a member of the Independence party. 67 26 39 2 13
* The independent senator or Independence party senator did not caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats.
12/13/2002 Caucus change Sheila Kiscaden (Independence, 30) joins the Republican caucus. (Bob Lessard is the other Independence Party member; he is retiring at the end of this term. He did not caucus with either party.) 67 26 39 2 12
* The margin reflects the fact that one member of the Independence party (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Republican caucus and the other Independence party member (Senator Bob Lessard) was not a member of either caucus.
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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