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Legislative Time Capsule - 89th Legislature (2015-2016)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
2015
1/6/2015 5/18/2015 133 65 65
2015 1st Special Session
To complete the passage of budget bills.
6/12/2015 6/13/2015 2 1 1
2016
3/8/2016 5/23/2016 77 41 42
  The House adjourned on May 22, 2016, the Senate on May 23, 2016.    

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
2015 2379 Search 2226 Search 77   Search 0
2015 1st Special Session 18 Search 15 Search 6   Search 0
2016 1653 Search 1415 Search 107   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
2015 3 0 0   [0] 3 3
2015 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2016 2 1 1   [7] 9 3

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt  (Republican)
House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin  (Republican)
House Minority Leader Paul Thissen  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
President of the Senate Sandra L. Pappas  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Majority Leader Thomas M. Bakk  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Senate Minority Leader David W. Hann  (Republican)

Officers

Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives Patrick D. Murphy
House Sergeant-at-Arms Bob Meyerson
Secretary of the Senate 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
1/6/2015 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 72 62 0 10
7/1/2015 Resignation Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL, 46A) resigned to move with his family to Brussels. 133 72 61 0 11
8/8/2015 Death Rep. David Dill (DFL, 3A) died of cancer. 132 72 60 0 12
11/3/2015 Election Peggy Flanagan (DFL) won the special election for a House seat in District 46A. She was sworn in on November 9, 2015. 133 72 61 0 11
12/8/2015 Special election Rob Ecklund (DFL) won the special election for a House seat in District 3A. He was sworn in on December 17, 2015. 134 72 62 0 10
12/15/2015 Resignation Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL, 50B) resigned to take a job in the private sector. 133 72 61 0 11
2/9/2016 Special election Chad Anderson (R) won the special election for a House seat in District 50B. He was sworn in on February 17, 2016. 134 73 61 0 12
3/8/2016 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 73 61 0 12
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
1/6/2015 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 28 39 0 11
10/31/2015 Resignation Sen. Branden Petersen from District 35 resigned. 66 27 39 0 12
2/9/2016 Special election Former House member Jim Abeler (R) was elected in Senate District 35. 67 28 39 0 11
3/8/2016 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 28 39 0 11
7/11/2016 Death Sen. James Metzen (DFL) from District 52 died. 66 28 38 0 10
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

House Committees

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