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84th Minnesota Legislature

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Election  2004 General Election
Members  67 Senators
Website  www.leg.state.mn.us
84th Minnesota Legislature
Jurisdiction  Minnesota, United States
Meeting place  Minnesota State Capitol
Term  January 4, 2005 (2005-01-04) – January 3, 2007 (2007-01-03)

The eighty-fourth Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 4, 2005. The 67 members of the Minnesota Senate were elected during the General Election on November 5, 2002, while the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives were elected during the General Election on November 2, 2004.



The legislature met in a regular session from January 4, 2005 to May 23, 2005. It ended without a passage of an overall budget, and a special session was opened May 24, 2005. No overall budget passed by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, and much of the state government shut down for the first time in history, though some essential services remained in operation, and some departments received funding in legislation. On July 9, 2005, a budget was agreed upon, and the special session ended a few days later on July 13, 2005.

A continuation of the regular session was held between March 1, 2006 and May 21, 2006.

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
Dean Johnson (DFL-Willmar)
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)


84th Minnesota Legislature Wikipedia

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