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79th Minnesota Legislature

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Website  www.leg.state.mn.us
President  Allan Spear
Members  67 Senators
79th Minnesota Legislature
Jurisdiction  Minnesota, United States
Meeting place  Minnesota State Capitol
Term  January 3, 1995 (1995-01-03) – January 7, 1997 (1997-01-07)

The seventy-ninth Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 3, 1995. The 67 members of the Minnesota Senate were elected during the General Election of November 3, 1992, and the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives were elected during the General Election of November 8, 1994.



The legislature met in a regular session from January 3, 1995 to May 22, 1995. A special session convened from May 23, 1995 to May 25, 1995, to consider funding for K-12 schools and other unfinished business.

A continuation of the regular session was held between January 16, 1996 and April 3, 1996.

Party summary

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Membership changes" section, below. On September 23, 1995, the Independent Republican Party changed its name back to the Republican Party.


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
Irv Anderson (DFL-International Falls)
House Majority Leader
Phil Carruthers (DFL-Brooklyn Center)
House Minority Leader
Steve Sviggum (R-Kenyon)


79th Minnesota Legislature Wikipedia

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