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89th Minnesota Legislature

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Members  67 senators
Majority Leader  Tom Bakk (DFL)
Members  134 representatives
President  Sandy Pappas (DFL)
Minority Leader  David Hann (R)
89th Minnesota Legislature
Term  January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06) – January 2, 2017 (2017-01-02)

The Eighty-ninth Minnesota Legislature was the legislature of the U.S. state of Minnesota from January 6, 2015, to January 2, 2017. It was composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives, based on the results of the 2012 Senate election and the 2014 House election. The seats were apportioned based on the 2010 United States Census. It first convened in Saint Paul on January 6, 2015, and last met on May 23, 2016. It held its regular session from January 6 to May 18, 2015, and from March 8 to May 23, 2016. A special session to complete unfinished business was held from June 12 to 13, 2015.

Contents

Major events

  • March 4, 2015: Joint session to elect regents of the University of Minnesota.
  • April 9, 2015: 2015 State of the State Address
  • March 9, 2016: 2016 State of the State Address
  • Enacted

  • March 17, 2015: Child protection act (Laws 2015, chapter 4)
  • May 5, 2015: Right to Try Act (Laws 2015, chapter 15)
  • May 22, 2015: Omnibus public safety act (Laws 2015, chapter 65)
  • May 22, 2015: Omnibus higher education act (Laws 2015, chapter 69)
  • May 22, 2015: Omnibus health and human services act (Laws 2015, chapter 71)
  • May 22, 2015: Omnibus transportation act (Laws 2015, chapter 75)
  • May 22, 2015: Environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations act (Laws 2015, chapter 76)
  • May 23, 2015: Omnibus state government act (Laws 2015, chapter 77)
  • June 13, 2015: Omnibus jobs, economic development, and energy act (Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 1)
  • June 13, 2015: Omnibus legacy act (Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 2, see also H.F. No. 303)
  • June 13, 2015: Omnibus education act (Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3)
  • June 13, 2015: Omnibus agriculture, environment, and natural resources act (Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 4)
  • June 13, 2015: Omnibus capital investment (bonding) act (Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5)
  • May 19, 2016: Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images and sexual solicitation act (Laws 2016, chapter 126)
  • May 22, 2016: Controlled substances act (Laws 2016, chapter 160)
  • May 22, 2016: Presidential primary election act (Laws 2016, chapter 162)
  • May 31, 2016: Portable recording systems act (Laws 2016, chapter 171)
  • May 31, 2016: Outdoor heritage fund appropriations act (Laws 2016, chapter 172)
  • May 31, 2016: Environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations act (Laws 2016, chapter 186)
  • Seven appropriations line-item vetoed.
  • June 1, 2016: Omnibus supplemental appropriations act (Laws 2016, chapter 189)
  • Proposed

    Boldface indicates the bill was passed by its house of origin.
  • Background checks for firearm transfers bill (H.F. No. 2897/S.F. No. 2493)
  • Compassionate Care Act (H.F. No. 2095/S.F. No. 1880)
  • Family leave insurance bill (H.F. No. 2963/S.F. No. 2558)
  • Gender-specific accommodations bill (H.F. No. 3396/S.F. No. 3002)
  • Minimum wage modification for tipped employees bill (H.F. No. 1027/S.F. No. 1941)
  • MNsure governance bill (H.F. No. 1496/S.F. No. 139)
  • Omnibus agriculture, environment, natural resources, jobs, economic development, and energy bill (H.F. No. 105/S.F. No. 2101)
  • Omnibus agriculture, environment, natural resources, jobs, economic development, and energy bill (H.F. No. 3931)
  • Omnibus capital investment (bonding) bill (H.F. No. 622/S.F. No. 1988)
  • Omnibus capital investment (bonding) bill (H.F. No. 3146/S.F. No. 2839)
  • Omnibus education policy bill (H.F. No. 1591/S.F. No. 1495)
  • Omnibus education policy bill (H.F. No. 3066/S.F. No. 2744)
  • Omnibus health, human services, state government, and public safety bill (H.F. No. 3467/S.F. No. 2501)
  • Omnibus jobs, economic development, and energy bill (H.F. No. 843/S.F. No. 804)
  • Omnibus transportation bill (H.F. No. 4/S.F. No. 1904)
  • Real ID implementation bill (H.F. No. 3959/S.F. No. 3589)
  • Teacher licensure and employment bill (H.F. No. 2/S.F. No. 473)
  • Transportation finance bill (H.F. No. 600/S.F. No. 87)
  • Vetoed

  • May 21, 2015: Omnibus education bill (H.F. No. 844/S.F. No. 811)
  • May 23, 2015: Omnibus jobs, economic development, and energy bill (H.F. No. 1437)
  • May 23, 2015: Omnibus agriculture, environment, and natural resources bill (H.F. No. 846/S.F. No. 1764)
  • June 7, 2016: Omnibus tax bill (pocket veto) (H.F. No. 848/S.F. No. 826)
  • Summary of actions

    In this Legislature, all acts were approved (signed) by Governor Mark Dayton, with the exceptions of H.F. No. 844, an omnibus education bill; H.F. No. 846, an omnibus agriculture, environment, and natural resources bill; H.F. No. 1437, an omnibus jobs, economic development, and energy bill; and S.F. No. 588, an omnibus bill modifying state and local government employee retirement statutes, all of which were vetoed. In chapter 186, an environment and natural resources appropriations act, seven appropriations were line-item vetoed. H.F. No. 848, the omnibus tax bill, was pocket vetoed. No bills or items were enacted by the Legislature over the governor's veto.

    Political composition

    Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section below.

    Senate

  • President: Sandy Pappas (DFL)
  • President pro tempore: Ann Rest (DFL)
  • Majority (DFL) leadership

  • Majority Leader: Tom Bakk
  • Assistant Majority Leader: Katie Sieben
  • Deputy Majority Leader: Jeff Hayden
  • Majority Whips:
  • Chris Eaton
  • Lyle Koenen
  • Minority (Republican) leadership

  • Minority Leader: David Hann
  • Assistant Minority Leaders:
  • Michelle Benson
  • Gary Dahms
  • Paul Gazelka
  • Bill Ingebrigtsen
  • Warren Limmer
  • Carrie Ruud
  • Minority Whip: David Osmek
  • House of Representatives

  • Speaker: Kurt Daudt (R)
  • Speaker pro tempore: Tim O'Driscoll (R)
  • Majority (Republican) leadership

  • Majority Leader: Joyce Peppin
  • Majority Whip: Dan Fabian
  • Assistant Majority Leaders:
  • Dave Baker
  • Deb Kiel
  • Ron Kresha
  • Kathy Lohmer
  • Tim Sanders
  • Chris Swedzinski
  • Minority (DFL) leadership

  • Minority Leader: Paul Thissen
  • Deputy Minority Leaders:
  • Melissa Hortman
  • Paul Marquart
  • Erin Murphy
  • Senate

    *Elected in a special election. †Elected to non-consecutive terms.

    House of Representatives

    *Elected in a special election. †Elected to non-consecutive terms.

    Senate

  • Secretary: JoAnne Zoff
  • First Assistant Secretary: Colleen Pacheco
  • Second Assistant Secretary: Mike Linn
  • Third Assistant Secretary: Jessica Tupper
  • Engrossing Secretary: Melissa Mapes
  • Sergeant at Arms: Sven Lindquist
  • Assistant Sergeant at Arms: Marilyn Logan Hall
  • Chaplain: Rev. Dennis Morreim
  • House of Representatives

  • Chief Clerk: Patrick Murphy
  • First Assistant Chief Clerk: Tim Johnson
  • Second Assistant Chief Clerk: Gail Romanowski
  • Desk Clerk: Marilee Davis
  • Legislative Clerk: David Surdez
  • Chief Sergeant at Arms: Bob Meyerson (from January 29, 2015)
  • Assistant Sergeant at Arms: Erica Brynildson
  • Assistant Sergeant at Arms: Andrew Olson
  • Index Clerk: Carl Hamre
  • References

    89th Minnesota Legislature Wikipedia


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