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83rd Minnesota Legislature

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Election  2002 General Election
Members  67 Senators
Website  www.leg.state.mn.us
83rd Minnesota Legislature

Jurisdiction  Minnesota, United States
Meeting place  Minnesota State Capitol
Term  January 7, 2003 (2003-01-07) – January 4, 2005 (2005-01-04)

The eighty-third Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 7, 2003. The 67 members of the Minnesota Senate and the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives were elected during the General Election on November 5, 2002.



The legislature met in a regular session from January 7, 2003 to May 19, 2003. A special session began on May 20, 2003 to further discuss budget bills. The special session ended May 29, 2003.

A continuation of the regular session was held between February 2, 2004 and May 16, 2004.

Party summary

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


President of the Senate
James Metzen (DFL-South St. Paul)
Senate Majority Leader
John Hottinger (DFL-Mankato) (2003) Dean Johnson (DFL-Willmar) (2004)
Senate Minority Leader
Dick Day (R-Owatonna)

House of Representatives

Speaker of the House
Steve Sviggum (R-Kenyon)
House Majority Leader
Erik Paulsen (R-Eden Prairie)
House Minority Leader
Matt Entenza (DFL-St. Paul)


83rd Minnesota Legislature Wikipedia