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78th Minnesota Legislature

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Website  www.leg.state.mn.us
President  Allan Spear
Members  67 Senators
78th Minnesota Legislature
Jurisdiction  Minnesota, United States
Meeting place  Minnesota State Capitol
Term  January 5, 1993 (1993-01-05) – January 3, 1995 (1995-01-03)

The seventy-eighth Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 5, 1993. The 67 members of the Minnesota Senate and the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives were elected during the General Election of November 3, 1992.



The legislature met in a regular session from January 5, 1993 to May 17, 1993. A special session was convened on May 27, 1993 to consider the state budget, health and human services finance, higher education finance, financial disclosure of election campaign contributions, contingency airplane replacement funding, sentensing for repeat domestic abusers, and a revisor's bill to correct technical errors.

A continuation of the regular session was held between February 22, 1994 and May 6, 1994. An additional special session was convened on August 31, 1994 to strengthen legislation regarding sexual predators.

Party summary

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Membership changes" section, below.


President of the Senate
Allan Spear (DFL-Minneapolis)
Senate Majority Leader
Roger Moe (DFL-Erskine)
Senate Minority Leader
Dean Johnson (R-Willmar)

House of Representatives

Speaker of the House
Until September 15, 1993 Dee Long (DFL-Minneapolis) After September 15, 1993 Irv Anderson (DFL-International Falls)
House Majority Leader
Until March 23, 1993 Alan Welle (DFL-Willmar) From March 25, 1993 to September 15, 1993 Irv Anderson (DFL-International Falls) After September 15, 1993 Phil Carruthers (DFL-Brooklyn Center)
House Minority Leader
Steve Sviggum (R-Kenyon)


78th Minnesota Legislature Wikipedia