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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 (DFL, 15B) resigned to become interim president of Central Lakes College. 133 68 65 0 3
1/19/2006 Special election Larry Haws (DFL) won the special election for a House seat in District 15B on December 27, 2005. He was sworn in on January 19, 2006. 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, 43B) resigned effective June 21, 2006. He was appointed to be a Judge with the Hennepin County District Court/4th Judicial District. No special election was held. 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.
9/15/2005 Resignation Sen. David Gaither (R, 43) resigned effective September 15, 2005 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.
11/21/2005 Resignation Sen. Dave Kleis (R, 15) resigned to become the mayor of St. Cloud. He was sworn in as the mayor on November 21, 2005. His resignation date is uncertain. 65 29 35 1 7
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
12/7/2005 Special election Terri Bonoff (DFL) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 43 on November 22, 2005. She 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.
12/31/2005 Resignation Sen. Mark Ourada (R, 19) planned to resign by December 31, 2005. The date is uncertain. 65 28 36 1 9
* This margin reflects that the Independence party member (Senator Sheila Kiscaden) caucused with the Democrats.
1/5/2006 Special election Amy T. Koch (R) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 19 on November 22, 2005. She 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.
1/6/2006 Special election Tarryl Clark (DFL) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 15 on December 27, 2005. She 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.
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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