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Minnesota Index: 2016 session preview

By HPIS Staff
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Number of legislative days in a biennium       120

            Number available for this year          55

Legislative days used in 2014, the last bonding year 44

            In 2012            55

            In 2010            58

Date by which members must have their work complete       May 23

Last year the Legislature adjourned in April             1998

Number of new House members since the end of last regular session           3 (Chad Anderson, Rob Ecklund, Peggy Flanagan)

Current Republican seat advantage in House    73-61

Advantage during 2015 session   72-62

Members who have announced this will be their final session in the House      7

Bonding proposal submitted by Gov. Mark Dayton (in billions)              $1.4

            Number of projects proposed to be funded    113

            Size of 2014 bonding law               $903 million

Members in each body that must pass a bonding bill, as percent                  60

 Percent of each body needed to override any gubernatorial veto      66.67

Based on the February Economic Forecast, anticipated state General Fund surplus at the end of the 2016-17 biennium, in millions   $900

            Anticipated surplus, in billions, when forecast was released last November         $1.2

House bills introduced during the 2015 regular session        2,379

            Senate bills         2,233

New laws enacted during the 2015 regular session                77

            New laws enacted during 2015 special session           6

House bills introduced in the 2014 regular session, the last bonding year    1,534

            Senate bills introduced in the 2014 regular session                               1,309

House bills pre-filed ahead of the first day of the 2016 session           234 

Sources: House Public Information Services, House Chief Clerk's Office, Legislative Reference Library, Office of the Governor, Department of Finance

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