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Legislative Time Capsule - 86th Legislature (2009-2010)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
2009
1/6/2009 5/18/2009 133 58 58
2010
2/4/2010 5/16/2010 102 49 49
2010 1st Special Session
To complete the passage of budget bills.
5/17/2010 5/17/2010 1 2 2
2010 2nd Special Session
To provide disaster assistance for flooded areas.
10/18/2010 10/18/2010 1 1 1

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
2009 2407 Search 2166 Search 157   Search 0
2010 1457 Search 1264 Search 201   Search 4
2010 1st Special Session 2 Search 2 Search 1   Search 0
2010 2nd Special Session 7 Search 6 Search 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
2009 22 0 8   [28] 50 30
2010 18 5 5   [61] 79 23
2010 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2010 2nd Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Majority Leader Anthony Sertich  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Minority Leader Marty Seifert  (Republican)
Kurt Zellers  (Republican)
President of the Senate James P. Metzen  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Majority Leader Lawrence J. Pogemiller  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Minority Leader David H. Senjem  (Republican)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives Albin A. Mathiowetz
House Sergeant-at-Arms Sandra Dicke
Secretary of the Senate Peter S. Wattson and JoAnne M. Zoff
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
1/6/2009 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 47 87 0 40
2/4/2010 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 47 87 0 40
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
1/6/2009 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 21 46 0 25
1/8/2010 Resignation Sen. Dick Day (R, 26) resigned. 66 20 46 0 26
2/4/2010 Special election Mike Parry (R) won the special election for a Senate seat in District 26 on January 26, 2010. He was sworn in on February 4, 2010. 67 21 46 0 25
2/4/2010 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 21
* An article in the St. Cloud Times on August 12., 2010, states that "Koering served two terms as a Republican, but said [on August 11] he´s leaving the party after it helped elect former state representative Paul Gazelka of Brainerd." (Sommerhauser, Mark. "Koering to Back DFL's Stevenson After Leaving GOP." St. Cloud Times, August 12, 2010)
46 0 25
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

House Committees

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