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Legislative Time Capsule - 90th Legislature (2017-2018)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
2017
1/3/2017 5/22/2017 140 62 62
2017 1st Special Session
To complete the passage of budget bills and policy bills.
5/23/2017 5/25/2017 3 4 4
  (The Special Session was called at 12:01 after the regular session ended.)    
2018
2/20/2018 5/20/2018 90 40 40

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
2017 2722 Search 2443 Search 82   Search 0
2017 1st Special Session 8 Search 4 Search 7   Search 0
2018 1820 Search 1673 Search 100   Search

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
2017 17 0 0   [0] 17 17
2017 1st Special Session 1 0 1   [2] 3 2
2018 15 0 1   [1] 16 16

Leadership         

Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt  (Republican)
House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin  (Republican)
House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
President of the Senate Michelle L. Fischbach  (Republican)
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka  (Republican)
Senate Minority Leader Thomas M. Bakk  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

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
1/3/2017 Convenes When the House convenes on January 3, 2017, there were 133 members. A special election was held on February 14, 2017 in District 32B. [Total seats possible = 134] 133 76 57 0 19
2/14/2017 Special election Anne Neu (R) won the special election for a House seat in District 32B. 134 77 57 0 20
11/30/2017 Resignation Rep. Tony Cornish (R, 23B) resigned effective November 30, 2017. 133 76 57 0 19
2/12/2018 Special election Jeremy Munson (R) won the special election for a House seat in District 23B. 134 77 57 0 20
2/20/2018 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 77 57 0 20
4/20/2018 Resignation Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL, 61B) resigned effective April 20, 2018. He was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. 133 77 56 0 21
7/2/2018 Resignation Rep. Joyce Peppin (R, 34A) resigned effective July 2, 2018. 132 76 56 0 20
9/5/2018 Resignation Rep. Paul Rosenthal (DFL, 49B) resigned effective September 5, 2018. 131 76 55 0 21
12/10/2018 Resignation Rep. Jeff Howe (R, 13A) resigned effective December 10, 2018 in order to take Senate District 13 seat he won in a special election. 130 75 55 0 20
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
1/3/2017 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 34 33 0 1
12/15/2017 Resignation Sen. Dan Schoen (DFL, 54) resigned effective December 15, 2017. 66 34 32 0 2
2/12/2018 Special election Former House member Karla Bigham (DFL) was relected in Senate District 54. 67 34 33 0 1
2/20/2018 Convenes [Total seats possible = 67] 67 34 33 0 1
5/25/2018 Resignation Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R, 13) resigned. 66 33 33 0 0
11/6/2018 Special election Rep. Jeff Howe (R, 13A) was elected in a special election in Senate District 13. He was sworn in on December 11, 2018. 67 34 33 0 1
1/3/2019 Resignation Sen. Tony Lourey (D, 11) resigned to become the Commissioner of Human Services under Governor Tim Walz. 66 34 32 0 2
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

House Committees

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