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Legislative Time Capsule - 84th Legislature (2005-2006)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
2005
1/4/2005 5/23/2005 140 66 66
2005 1st Special Session
To pass budget bills not passed during the regular legislative session.
5/24/2005 7/13/2005 51 23 23
2006
3/1/2006 5/21/2006 82 46 46

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
2005 2562 Search 2340 Search 164   Search 0
2005 1st Special Session 141 Search 107 Search 8   Search 0
2006 1661 Search 1482 Search 113   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
2005 5 0 0   [0] 5 5
2005 1st Special Session 0 0 1   [20] 20 1
2006 1 0 1   [3] 4 2

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Steven A. Sviggum  (Republican)
House Majority Leader Erik Paulsen  (Republican)
House Minority Leader Matthew Keating Entenza  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Margaret Anderson Kelliher  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
President of the Senate James P. Metzen  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Majority Leader Dean Elton Johnson  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Minority Leader Richard Day  (Republican)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives Albin A. Mathiowetz
House Sergeant-at-Arms Shawn M. Peterson
Troy Olsen
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
1/4/2005 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 68 66 0 2
12/12/2005 Resignation Joe Opatz will resign to become interim president of Central Lakes College. 133 68 65 0 3
12/27/2005 Special election Larry Haws (DFL) from 15B 134 68 66 0 2
3/1/2006 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 68 66 0 2
6/21/2006 Resignation Rep. Ron Abrams (R) from 43B resigns after being appointed to judgeship 133 67 66 0 1
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
1/4/2005 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 31 35 1 5
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
9/21/2005 Resignation David Gaither (R, 43) resigned to become Gov. Pawlenty's chief of staff. 66 30 35 1 6
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
11/22/2005 Special election Terri Bonoff (DFL) elected from District 43 and was sworn in on December 7, 2005. 66 29 36 1 8
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
11/22/2005 Special election Amy T. Koch (R) elected from District 19 and was sworn in on January 5, 2006. 66 29 36 1 8
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
12/27/2005 Special election Tarryl Clark (DFL, 15) was sworn in on January 6, 2006. 67 29 37 1 9
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
12/31/2005 Resignation Mark Ourada (R, 19) plans to resign on December 31, 2005. 65 28 36 1 9
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
1/9/2006 Party change Sen. Sheila Kiscaden (Independence, 30) announced she has switched to the DFL party and will run for lieutenant governor with gubernatorial candidate Kelly Doran. 67 29 38 0 9
3/1/2006 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 29 38 0 9
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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