Session Daily: Session by the numbers

Session Daily: Session by the numbers

By Charley Shaw, Session Daily

How many bills were sent to Gov. Mark Dayton by the Legislature in 2014? How many House files were introduced during the 2014 session — and how many bills were left on the General Register when lawmakers adjourned sine die on May 16? Read on and find out below in the annual Minnesota Index, our session recap by the numbers.

House files introduced during the 2014 session…1,534

In the 2013-14 biennium… 3,396
In the 2011-12 biennium… 3,052
In the 2009-10 biennium… 3,864

Senate files introduced during the 2014 session… 1,309

In the 2013-14 biennium…2,992
In the 2011-12 biennium…2,625
In the 2009-10 biennium…3,430

Bills prepared by the revisor’s office in 2014 (all bills have House and Senate jackets)…2,257

In 2012…1,934
In 2010…2,027

House floor amendments prepared on the Floor in 2014…128

In 2012…332
In 2010…521

House amendments (Floor, committee and conference committee) prepared in the revisor’s office in 2014…437

In 2012…314
In 2010…342

Bills sent to the governor in 2014… 170

In 2013… 144
In 2012… 182
In 2011… 117
In 2010… 219
In 2009… 179

Bills signed into law in 2014… 169

Bills still on the General Register at adjournment sine die on May 16… 73

Number of gubernatorial vetoes in 2014… 1 line-item veto; 1 full bill

Bills vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton in his four years (excluding line-item vetoes)… 56
Total number of bills vetoed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty during his eight years he as governor…123
Number vetoed in Pawlenty’s first two years… 8
Bills vetoed in four years Jesse Ventura was governor… 54
Bills vetoed when Arne Carlson was governor from 1991-98 … 179

Number of House members who announced their retirement prior to the end of session… 14

Number of retiring members who represent suburban districts… 9

Number of legislative days used in 2013-14… 106

(Sources: Journal of the House; Governor’s Log; Revisor of Statutes Office; Legislative Reference Library)

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