Minnesota House of Representatives
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|90th Minnesota Legislature|
New session started
|January 3, 2017|
Since July 2, 2018
Length of term
|Authority||Article IV, Minnesota Constitution|
|Salary||$45,000/year + per diem|
|November 8, 2016|
|November 6, 2018|
|House of Representatives chamber|
Minnesota State Capitol
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house of the Legislature of the U.S. state of Minnesota. There are 134 members, exactly twice as many as the Minnesota Senate. Floor sessions are held in the north wing of the State Capitol in Saint Paul. Offices for members and staff, as well as most committee hearings, are located in the nearby State Office Building.
Following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, women were eligible for election to the Legislature. In 1922, Mabeth Hurd Paige, Hannah Kempfer, Sue Metzger Dickey Hough, and Myrtle Cain were elected to the House of Representatives.
Each Senate district is divided in half and given the suffix A or B (for example, House district 32B is geographically within Senate district 32). Members are elected for two-year terms. Districts are redrawn after the decennial United States Census in time for the primary and general elections in years ending in 2. The most recent election was held on November 6, 2018.
- 90th Minnesota Legislature (2017–2019)
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of the previous Legislature||73||61||134||0|
|February 21, 2017[nb 1]||77||134||0|
|November 30, 2017[nb 2]||76||133||1|
|February 20, 2018[nb 3]||77||134||0|
|April 20, 2018[nb 4]||56||133||1|
|July 2, 2018[nb 5]||76||132||2|
|September 5, 2018[nb 6]||55||131||3|
|Latest voting share||58%||42%|
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politics and government of
- Minnesota Senate
- Minnesota Legislature
- Past composition of the House of Representatives
- Republican Anne Neu won a special election in District 32B.
- District 23B Republican incumbent Tony Cornish resigned.
- Republican Jeremy Munson won a special election in District 23B.
- District 61B DFL incumbent Paul Thissen resigned effective on April 20, 2018, to become a justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
- District 34A Republican incumbent Joyce Peppin resigned effective on July 2, 2018, to join the Minnesota Rural Electric Association as director of government affairs and general counsel.
- District 49B DFL incumbent Paul Rosenthal resigned effective on September 5, 2018, to become the director of external affairs for Western Governors University.
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- "Minn. Const. art. IV, § 4". Constitution of the State of Minnesota. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- Van Berkel, Jessie (January 3, 2018). "Rep. Paul Thissen of Minneapolis, candidate for governor and former House speaker, won't run for re-election". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Van Berkel, Jessie (May 30, 2018). "Majority Leader Joyce Peppin resigning from state House". Star Tribune. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
- "Rep. Rosenthal resigns from House of Representatives". Session Daily. Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services. September 6, 2018. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
- "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
- "Members by Seniority 2013 - 2014". Minnesota House of Representatives. Retrieved August 12, 2016.