Minnesota House of Representatives
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|90th Minnesota Legislature|
New session started
|January 3, 2017|
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 8, 2016.
- 90th Minnesota Legislature (2017–19)
(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 2018[nb 3]||77||134||0|
|Latest voting share||57.5%||42.5%|
|This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Past composition of the House of Representatives
- "Women Wielding Power: Pioneer Female State Legislators". National Women's History Museum. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
- "Minn. Const. art. IV, § 4". Constitution of the State of Minnesota. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- "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.