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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 convened 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
2/21/2017 Special election Anne Neu (R) won the special election for the House seat in District 32B on February 14, 2017. She was sworn in on February 21, 2017. 134 77 57 0 20
11/30/2017 Resignation Rep. Tony Cornish (R, 23B) resigned effective November 30, 2017. 133 76 57 0 19
2/20/2018 Special election Jeremy Munson (R) won the special election for the House District 23B seat on February 12, 2018. He was sworn in on February 20, 2018. 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 to take a job in the private sector. 132 76 56 0 20
9/5/2018 Resignation Rep. Paul Rosenthal (DFL, 49B) resigned to take a position in another state. 131 76 55 0 21
12/10/2018 Resignation Rep. Jeff Howe (R, 13A) resigned effective December 10, 2018 in order to take the Senate District 13 seat he won in a special election on November 6, 2018. 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
2/20/2018 Special election Former House member Karla Bigham (DFL) was elected in Senate District 54 on February 12, 2018. She was sworn in on February 20, 2018. 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
12/11/2018 Special election Rep. Jeff Howe (R, 13A) was elected in a special election in Senate District 13 on November 6, 2018. 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

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