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History of Minnesota Redistricting

Legislature



Senate



House

1850 Census
Gen. Laws 1860, ch. 73 House 21 42
1860 Census
Gen. Laws 1866, ch. 4 22 47
1870 Census
Gen. Laws 1871, ch. 20 41 106
1880 Census
Gen. Laws 1881, ch. 128 

Gen. Laws 1889, ch. 2

47 

54

103 

114

1890 Census
Laws 1897, ch. 120 63 119
1900 Census
1910 Census
Laws 1913, ch. 91 67 130
1920 Census
1930 Census
1940 Census
1950 Census
Districts grossly unequal in population, court will defer to legislature - Magraw v. Donovan, 163 F.Supp. 184 (D. Minn. 1958)
Laws 1959, E.S. ch. 45 67 135
1960 Census
Plan declared invalid - Honsey v. Donovan, 236 F.Supp. 8 (Dec. 4, 1964)
1965 regular session
S.F. No. 102
Introduced 1/19/65 1965 Senate Journal 66
Sent to Governor Rolvaag 5/20/65 1965 Senate Journal 2133
Vetoed 5/24/65 1965 Senate Journal 2554
Veto is valid - Duxbury v. Donovan, 272 Minn. 424, 138 N.W.2d 692 (Nov. 26, 1965)
1966 extra session
S.F. No. 2
Introduced 4/25/66 1967 Senate Journal 21
Sent to Governor Rolvaag 5/9/66 1967 Senate Journal 119
Vetoed 5/11/66 1967 Senate Journal 126
S.F. No. 6
Introduced 5/18/66 1967 Senate Journal 133
Sent to Governor Rolvaag 5/18/66 1966 Senate Journal 137
Approved 5/20/66 Laws 1966, ex. sess. ch. 1
1970 Census
1971 regular session
H.F. No. 2531
Introduced 4/15/71 1971 House Journal 1363
Sent to Senate 4/26/71 1971 House Journal 1824
Referred to committee 4/27/71 1971 Senate Journal 1608
1971 extra session
H.F. No. 76
Introduced 6/2/71 1971 E.S. House Journal 51
Sent to Governor Anderson 10/29/71 1971 E.S. Senate Journal 607
House adjourned sine die 10/30/71 1971 E.S. House Journal 698
Pocket vetoed 11/1/71 1971 E.S. House Journal 702
Plan declared invalid - Beens v. Erdahl, No. 4-71-Civil 151 (D. Minn. Nov. 15, 1971)
Court plan 1 35 105
Beens v. Erdahl, 336 F.Supp. 715 (D. Minn. Jan. 25, 1972) rev'd sub nom. Sixty-Seventh Minnesota State Senate v. Beens, 406 U.S. 187 (Apr. 29, 1972)
Court plan 2 67 134
Beens v. Erdahl, 349 F.Supp. 97 (D. Minn. June 2, 1972)
1980 Census
1982 regular session
S.F. No. 1552
Introduced 1/21/82 1982 Senate Journal 3163
Passed Senate 1/28/82 1982 Senate Journal 3242
Referred to committee 1/28/82 1982 House Journal 5144
Court plan - LaComb v. Growe, 541 F. Supp. 160 (D. Minn. Mar. 11, 1982)
Laws 1983, ch. 191 - court plan enacted, with adjustments
1990 Census
Laws 1991, ch. 246 67 134
Vetoed 5/28/91 1991 Senate Journal 5544
Filed with Secretary of State 6/7/91 1991 Senate Journal 5566
Procedure set to challenge governor's late vetoes - Seventy-Seventh Minnesota State Senate v. Carlson, 472 N.W.2d 99 (Minn. June 20, 1991)
Governor's veto of redistricting law was invalid - Seventy-Seventh Minnesota State Senate v. Carlson, No. C3-91-7547 (Dist. Ct., Ramsey Co., Aug. 2, 1991)
State court proceedings enjoined - Emison v. Growe, No. 4-91-202 (D. Minn. Dec. 5, 1991)
Chapter 246 construed and corrected, subject to injunction - Cotlow v. Growe, No. C8-91-985 (Minn. Spec. Redis. Panel, Dec. 9, 1991)
Laws 1992, ch. 358 (correcting Laws 1991, ch. 246)
Vetoed 1/10/92 1992 Senate Journal 5616
Injunction vacated - Cotlow v. Emison, 502 U.S. 1022 (Jan. 10, 1992) (mem.)
Legislative plan rejected, court's plan adopted - Emison v. Growe, 782 F. Supp. 427 (D. Minn. Feb. 19, 1992)
Federal court's order on legislative plan stayed pending appeal - Growe v. Emison, 112 S.Ct 1461 (Mar. 11, 1992) (Blackmun, J., in chambers)
Federal court's order reversed - Growe v. Emison, 507 U.S. 25 (Feb. 23, 1993)
Laws 1994, ch. 612 (correcting legislative districts)
Approved 5/9/94
Laws 1997, ch. 44 (portions of Moorhead Township annexed by City of Dilworth moved from district 9A to district 9B)

 

Congress

Gen. Laws 1862, ch. 64 2 seats
Gen. Laws 1872, ch. 21 3 seats
Gen. Laws 1891, ch. 3 7 seats
Laws 1901, ch. 92 9 seats
Laws 1913, ch. 513 10 seats
Laws 1931, page 640 - H.F. No. 1456 9 seats
Vetoed
Veto invalid - State ex rel. Smiley v. Holm, 184 Minn. 228, 238 N.W. 494 (1931)
State court reversed, law nullified - Smiley v. Holm, 285 U.S. 355 (Apr. 11, 1932)
1932 election - 9 seats elected at large
Laws 1933, ch. 185 9 seats
Laws 1961, ex. sess. ch. 2 8 seats
Laws 1971, ch. 897 8 seats
1980 Census
1981 regular session
H.F. No. 1478
Introduced 5/7/81 1981 House Journal 2766
1972 plan declared invalid - LaComb v. Growe, Civ. No. 4-81-414 (D. Minn. Sept. 15, 1981)
1982 regular session
H.F. No. 1478
Passed House 1/21/82 1982 House Journal 5057
Passed Senate 1/27/82 1982 Senate Journal 3239
Motion for conferees 1/28/82 1982 House Journal 5144
Court plan - LaComb v. Growe, 541 F.Supp. 145 (D. Minn. Mar. 11, 1982) aff'd sub nom. Orwoll v. LaComb, 456 U.S. 966 (1982)
Challenge to court plan as gerrymander rejected as too late in decade - Emison v. Growe, No. Civ. 3-90-87 (D. Minn. Apr. 9, 1990)
1990 Census
State court proceedings enjoined - Emison v. Growe, No. 4-91-202 (D. Minn. Dec. 5, 1991)
Laws 1992, ch. 357 8 seats
Vetoed 1/10/92 1992 Senate Journal 5618
Injunction vacated - Cotlow v. Emison, 502 U.S. 1022 (Jan. 10, 1992) (mem.)
Congressional plan adopted, state enjoined from implementing state court's congressional plan - Emison v. Growe, 782 F. Supp. 427 (D. Minn., Feb. 19, 1992)
Congressional plan adopted, subject to federal court's injunction - Cotlow v. Growe, No. C8-91-985 (Minn. Spec. Redis. Panel, Apr. 15, 1992)
Federal court's order reversed - Growe v. Emison, 507 U.S. 25 (Feb. 23, 1993)
Laws 1994, ch. 406 (enacting state court plan) 8 seats
Approved 4/11/94

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