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Hilty, Bill

House 1997-2002 (District 8B); House 2003-2012 (District 8A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Carlton, Pine, St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/2/1938
Birth Place: Ohio
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Finlayson
Occupation (when first elected): Owner and Operator, Furniture Manufacturing Business

EDUCATION

Ashland High School, Ohio; Secondary;
Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana; B.S.; Psychology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Attended Graduate School; Minneapolis Campus, American Studies
Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana; M.A.; English

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Finlayson, Minnesota (School Board); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Laurie
Children: Five children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 5845

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Carlton, Pine, St. Louis
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2012 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Civil Law Minutes
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance: Energy Minutes [The Energy Subcommittee was created in 2012.]
  • Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Carlton, Pine, St. Louis
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Energy Finance and Policy Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Finance: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division: Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections: Local Government Division Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Carlton, Pine, St. Louis
Occupation: Business, Children's Furniture
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor: Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division Minutes
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Energy Finance and Policy Division (Chair) Minutes
  • Finance: State Government Finance Division Minutes
  • Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Carlton, Pine, St. Louis
Occupation: Business
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Carlton, Pine, St. Louis
Occupation: Business
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Minutes
  • Judiciary Policy and Finance Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08B
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Pine
Occupation: Business
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2001 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Minutes
  • Regulated Industries Minutes
  • State Government Finance

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Pine
Occupation: Business
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce Minutes
  • Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 08B
Elected: 11/5/1996
Residence: Finlayson
Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Pine
Occupation: Owner and Operator, Furniture Manufacturing Business
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Governmental Operations Minutes
  • Governmental Operations: Administrative Rules Minutes
  • Governmental Operations: Government Structures, Reform and Efficiency (Chair) Minutes
  • Governmental Operations: Pensions Minutes
  • Governmental Operations: State Government Finance Division Minutes
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Regulated Industries and Energy
Articles & Books About
Hegarty, Sue. "Hilty: 'It's Time.'" Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 6, 2012, p. 19.

Gallagher, F.J. "Hilty Studies Minnesota's Place in Global Economy." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 4, 1997, p. 15.


District Files

District File - 2002 District 08B
District File - 2003 District 08A
District File - 2004 District 08A
District File - 2005 District 08A
District File - 2006 District 08A
District File - 2007 District 08A
District File - 2008 District 08A
District File - 2009 District 08A
These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.