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Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature

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Representatives and Senators

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1. What is the current pay scale for Representatives and Senators?

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2. How do I find out who my senator and representative are?

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3. How many members are in the Minnesota Legislature? How many are in the House of Representatives and how many are in the Senate?

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4. Are there legislator contact lists?

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5. How long are terms for Minnesota Representatives and Senators?

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6. If a state Representative or Senator resigns or dies in office, how is the vacancy filled?

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7. How do I run for election to the House or the Senate?

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8. Do Representatives and Senators receive special rights because of their office?

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9. What are the rules regarding gifts for legislators?

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10. How are committee chairs selected? How are members assigned to committees?

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11. How do I contact my legislator? How do I let a representative or senator know how I feel about an issue?

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12. Can I find out what bills my Senator and my Representative sponsored and how my Senator or Representative voted in a previous session?

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13. Is there a way I can send a bulk email to all legislators?

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14. How are leaders in the House and Senate chosen?

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15. How do representatives and senators vote?

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16. How do I find information on former legislators?