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Legislative Time Capsule - 91st Legislature (2019-2020)

Session Dates (All Sessions)

  Convened Adjourned Calendar Days Legislative Days - House Legislative Days - Senate
2019
1/8/2019 5/20/2019 133 59 59
2019 1st Special Session
To complete the passage of budget bills and policy bills.
5/24/2019 5/24/2019 2 1 1
2020
2/11/2020 5/17/2020 97 38 38
2020 1st Special Session
To address the Governor's extension of the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency originally declared on March 13, 2020 and to address other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to policing, and to economic damage to local communities related to civil unrest due to the death of George Floyd.
6/12/2020 6/19/2020 8 6 6
2020 2nd Special Session
To address the Governor's extension of the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency originally declared on March 13, 2020 and to address other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to policing, and to bonding.
7/13/2020 7/21/2020 9 3 3
  The special session began on July 13, 2020 and adjourned after midnight on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. A legislative day begins at seven o'clock a.m. and continues until seven o'clock a.m. of the following calendar day so the session was three legislative days and nine calendar days in length.    
2020 3rd Special Session
To address the Governor's extension of the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency originally declared on March 13, 2020.
8/12/2020 8/12/2020 1 1 1
2020 4th Special Session
To address the Governor's extension of the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency originally declared on March 13, 2020.
9/11/2020 9/11/2020 1 1 1
2020 5th Special Session
To address the Governor's extension of the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency originally declared on March 13, 2020 and to consider a bonding bill.
10/12/2020 10/15/2020 4 3 4
  The House adjourned sine die on October 14, 2020; the Senate adjourned sine die on October 15, 2020.    

Legislation (All Sessions)

  House - Bills Introduced Senate - Bills Introduced Laws Resolutions
2019 2921 Search 2925 Search 65   Search
2019 1st Special Session 17 Search 14 Search 13   Search
2020 1774 Search 1708 Search 53   Search
2020 1st Special Session 170 Search 165 Search 10   Search
2020 2nd Special Session 99 Search 68 Search 2   Search
2020 3rd Special Session 29 Search 24 Search 2   Search
2020 4th Special Session 34 Search 19 Search 0   Search 0
2020 5th Special Session 45 Search 40 Search Session Laws   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
2019 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2019 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2020 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2020 1st Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2020 2nd Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2020 3rd Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2020 4th Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0
2020 5th Special Session 0 0 0   [0] 0 0

Leadership     House Leadership Page      Senate Leadership Page

Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt  (Republican)
President of the Senate Jeremy R. Miller  (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
1/8/2019 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 55 75 4 16
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
1/8/2019 Caucus change Four Republican members established the New House Republican Caucus. The four members are Rep. Tim Miller (17A), Rep. Steve Drazkowski (21B), Rep. Jeremy Munson (23B), Rep. Cal Bahr (31B). 134 55 75 4 16
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
2/12/2019 Resignation Rep. Jason Rarick (R, 11B) resigned effective February 12, 2019 in order to take the Senate District 11 seat he won in a special election on February 5, 2019. 133 54 75 4 17
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
3/27/2019 Special election Nathan Nelson (R) won the special election for a House seat in District 11B on March 19, 2019. He was sworn in on March 27, 2019. 134 55 75 4 16
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
11/16/2019 Death Rep. Diane Loeffler (DFL, 60A) died of cancer. 133 55 74 4 15
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
12/6/2019 Resignation Rep. Nick Zerwas (R, 30A) resigned to spend time with family. 132 54 74 4 16
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
2/11/2020 Special election Paul Novotny (R) won the special election in District 30A and Sydney Jordan (DFL) won in District 60A on February 4, 2020. They were sworn in on February 11, 2020. 134 55 75 4 16
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
2/11/2020 Convenes [Total seats possible = 134] 134 55 75 4 16
* The four members of the New House Republican Caucus do not caucus with the other Republican House members, but they are Republicans and they are included with the other Republicans for the purpose of the margin.
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
1/8/2019 Convenes District 11 was vacant at the convening of the Legislature due to a resignation. [Total seats possible = 67] 66 34 32 0 2
2/13/2019 Special election Rep. Jason Rarick (R, 11B) was elected in a special election in Senate District 11 on February 5, 2019. He was sworn in on February 13, 2019. 67 35 32 0 3
C=Conservative  R=Republican  IR=Independent Republican  L=Liberal  DFL=Democratic-Farmer-Labor

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