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January 3, 2007 (2007-01-03) – January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
The eighty-fifth Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 3, 2007. The 67 members of the Minnesota Senate and the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives were all elected during the General Election on November 7, 2006.
85th Minnesota Legislature Wikipedia
The legislature met in regular session beginning January 3, 2007 and ending May 21, 2007. A bill passed on February 22 requires the state to generate a significant amount of its energy needs from renewable sources.
A special session was convened September 11, 2007 to pass legislature relating to floods in southeast Minnesota and the I-35W Mississippi River bridge.
The legislature re-convened for regular session on February 12, 2008 and adjourned in May.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
Lawrence Pogemiller (DFL-Minneapolis)
Senate Minority Leader
David Senjem (R-Rochester)
Speaker of the House
Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-Minneapolis)
House Majority Leader
Anthony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm)
House Minority Leader
Marty Seifert (R-Marshall)