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Nevada State Legislature

Nevada State Legislature

The Nevada State Legislature is the legislative branch of the government of the state of Nevada. The Nevada State Legislature is a bicameral legislature, like most state legislatures, and is thus made up of a lower house and an upper house. 


The lower house of the Nevada Legislature is called the Nevada Assembly, and is made up of 42 different members, while the upper house of the Nevada Legislature, called the Nevada Senate, is made up of 21 members. There are 19 districts for the upper house of the Nevada Legislature, which means that two of the districts are represented by multiple state Senators. 


There are 42 districts for the lower house of the Nevada Legislature, meaning that a single representative is elected from each district. The 42 districts for the lower house of the Nevada State Legislature are considered to have close to 60,000 individuals per district, with the average population for the districts of the upper house of the Nevada State Legislature likely being close to double that number. The Nevada State Legislature meets in the Nevada Legislative Building, located in Carson City, Nevada. 

The Nevada State Legislature is considered to be notable in its small size, as it is the third smallest state legislature in the entirety of the United States of America. The smallest state legislature is the Alaska State Legislature, which has only 3 members less than the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Legislature actually has a maximum size of 75 members set out in the Nevada Constitution.


Montana Legislature

Montana Legislature

The Montana Legislature is the legislative body within the state government of Montana. The Montana Legislature, which is also known as the Montana State Legislature, is a bicameral legislature, much like the legislatures of the vast majority of states and of the United States itself.
The Montana Legislature is made up of the Montana House of Representatives, which is the lower of the two houses of the Montana Legislature, and the Montana Senate, which is the upper of the two houses of the Montana Legislature. The Montana Legislature is made up of 150 members, with 100 members of the Montana Legislature belonging to the Montana House of Representatives, and 50 members of the Montana Legislature belonging to the Montana Senate. 
Members of the Montana Legislature have a term limit of 8 years, though this may vary in exact number of terms between the upper and lower houses. This is a consecutive term limit, however, which means that members of the Montana Legislature may attempt to rejoin the Montana Legislature after they have left and remained outside of office for a certain number of years, even if they have already served a full 8 years in the Montana Legislature.
The Montana Legislature has its purpose defined within the Montana Constitution, which sets out that purpose as defining a budget for two years. The current Montana Constitution defining the Montana Legislature was passed in 1972. The Montana Legislature meets in Helena, Montana, at the Montana State Capitol.

New Jersey Legislature

New Jersey Legislature

The New Jersey Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government for New Jersey, as compared to the executive branch, embodied in the Governor of New Jersey, and the judicial branch embodied in New Jersey's court system. The NJ Legislature is a bicameral institution, like that of most states and the country as a whole.

The New Jersey Legislature consists of an upper house, which is called the New Jersey Senate, and a lower house, which is called the New Jersey General Assembly. Both houses of the NJ legislature meet in the New Jersey State House, which is located in Trenton, New Jersey. The current form of the New Jersey Legislature is the result of the latest version of the New Jersey Constitution, which was passed in 1947, along with some changes that have been made to the NJ Legislature since that time. 

Currently, the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature, the Senate, is made up of 40 members, while the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, the General Assembly, is made up of 80 members. The requirements to become a member of the NJ legislature vary depending upon what house an individual wishes to become a member of.

The General Assembly of the NJ legislature requires that representatives be at least 21 years old, live in the district which they represent, and have lived in New Jersey for at least two years prior to holding office, while the Senate of the New Jersey Legislature requires that state Senators must be at least 30 years old and have lived in New Jersey for the prior 4 years. Senators must also live in the district which they represent. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact New Jersey lawyers.

 

New Mexico Legislature

New Mexico Legislature

The New Mexico Legislature is the legislative body of New Mexico, meaning that it is responsible for proposing and passing any and all legislation within the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico Legislature is, like the vast majority of state legislatures, a bicameral body with an upper and a lower house. The upper house of the NM legislature is the New Mexico Senate, and the lower house of the NM legislature is the New Mexico House of Representatives.

The total number of members in the NM legislature is 112, with 70 of the members of the New Mexico Legislature belonging to the New Mexico House of Representatives, and the other 42 members of the New Mexico Legislature belonging to the New Mexico Senate. Each member of the New Mexico Legislature in its upper house is known to represent roughly 43,300 members of the New Mexico population, while each member of the New Mexico Legislature in its lower house is known to represent roughly 25,980 residents of the state. 

There is one district for each representative in the lower house of the NM legislature, meaning that there are 70 districts in New Mexico that vote for representatives to the New Mexico House of Representatives, while for the New Mexico Senate, while there are similarly 42 districts for the upper house of the NM legislature. The average representative populations for each house determine the size which is sought in dividing up New Mexico into districts. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact New Mexico lawyers.

 

Michigan Legislature

Michigan Legislature

The Michigan Legislature is the state legislature for Michigan. Like most state legislatures, the Michigan Legislature is a bicameral legislature, made up of two different houses. The upper house of the Michigan Legislature is the Senate, while the lower house of the Michigan Legislature is the House of Representatives.
The Michigan Legislature is located within Lansing, Michigan, in the Capitol Building. Individuals are elected to either body of the Michigan Legislature based on differing rules. The Michigan Legislature Senate has members elected from specified districts within Michigan. There are 38 districts within Michigan, and thus, there are 38 members of the Michigan Legislature Senate. Each of these state senators of the Michigan Legislature remains in office for four years, before elections are held again.
The Michigan Legislature House of Representatives, on the other hand, is made up of 110 members, each of whom is similarly elected from a single district, meaning that there are 110 districts for the election of the Michigan Legislature House of Representatives. Each of these state representatives in the Michigan Legislature holds their office for two year terms which are aligned with the terms of the Congressional Representatives. The House of Representatives for the Michigan Legislature also has the power to elect its own Speaker. 
The Michigan Legislature functions, on the whole, in a fashion mirroring the functioning of the overall federal government. This means that the Michigan Legislature functions in a mirror to Congress in terms of the passing of laws and bills.

Kansas Legislature

Kansas Legislature

The Kansas Legislature is the legislative body for the state of Kansas. This means that it is the legislative branch of the government, responsible for the duties which do not belong to the executive branch, in the form of the governor of Kansas, and the judicial branch, in the form of the court system of Kansas. 

The Kansas legislature is bicameral in form, which means that it is made up of two different houses, one upper and one lower. The upper house of the Kansas Legislature is known as the Kansas Senate, while the lower house of the Kansas Legislature is known as the Kansas House of Representatives. In total, the Kansas Legislature holds 165 members. 40 members of the Kansas Legislature belong to the Kansas Senate, while the other 125 members of the Kansas Legislature belong to the Kansas House of Representatives. 

The Kansas Legislature generally convenes only once a year, for a period of 90 days at most. The Kansas Legislature thus is made up of part-time members who hold other jobs and positions, as being a member of the Kansas Legislature is not a full-time position. The members of the Kansas Legislature do not, themselves, hold the power to call into session a special session of the Kansas Legislature, but the governor of Kansas does hold that power.

The Kansas Legislature is currently, and has been for a long time, primarily Republican in terms of its party lines. The Kansas Legislature convenes in the Kansas State Capitol Building which is located in Topeka, Kansas. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Kansas lawyers.

Illinois Legislature

Illinois Legislature

The Illinois Legislature is also known as the Illinois General Assembly. The Illinois Legislature is a bicameral legislature, which means that it consists of an upper and a lower house, each of which has some power with regard to passing laws and the budget for Illinois. The upper house of the Illinois Legislature is the Illinois Senate, while the lower house of the Illinois Legislature is the Illinois House of Representatives. 
The Illinois Legislature is made up of 59 districts, which are used for both the upper and the lower house of the Illinois Legislature. For the upper house of the Illinois Legislature, one senator is elected from each district; while for the lower house of the Illinois Legislature two representatives are elected from each district. 
The Illinois Legislature does not impose term limits on its members, which means that all members of the Illinois Legislature may serve indefinitely, as long as they are consistently re-elected. The term of members of the lower house of the Illinois Legislature is two years long, while the terms of the upper house of the Illinois Legislature will vary from district to district.
The terms of the upper house of the Illinois Legislature are split up into two 4 year segments and one 2 year segment, but each district spreads these segments out differently, to ensure that the upper house of the Illinois Legislature does not encounter full turnover of its members at the same exact time.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon Legislature

The Oregon Legislature, which is also known as the Oregon Legislative Assembly, is the bicameral legislative body of Oregon, responsible for proposing and passing bills within the state, as well as determining a state budget. The Oregon Legislature, as a bicameral institution, is made up of an upper and lower house, with the upper house of the Oregon Legislature being the Senate, and the lower house of the Oregon Legislature being the House of Representatives. 


The Oregon Legislature is made up of 90 members in total, with 30 of these members belonging to the Oregon Senate, and 60 members belonging to the Oregon House of Representatives. The Oregon Legislature, divided as such, involves 60 districts for the Oregon House of Representatives, and 30 districts for the Oregon Senate. Each Senate district of the Oregon Legislature is made up of exactly two House districts. 

Furthermore, one of the differentiating qualities of the Oregon Legislature is that it is considered a citizens’ assembly. This means that the Oregon Legislature is not made up of dedicated politicians, and members of the Oregon Legislature hold other jobs, as the Oregon Legislature only meets once every two years. 



The Oregon Legislature might be called into special sessions if it was considered necessary by members of the Oregon Legislature, however, or by the Governor of Oregon. This is a relatively recent change, as well, as up until 1976 only the Governor of Oregon could call the Oregon Legislature into session in a special circumstance.

State Legislature

State Legislature


State Legislature Background
State legislatures are those branches of the state government which have the legislative powers. This means that state legislatures, in general, will have powers with regard to passing bills and legislation, as well as powers with regard to modifying or repealing legislation. The exact specifics of each state legislature will likely vary from state to state, including the terms with which they are known. Every state legislature is a bicameral legislature except for Nebraska. 

Michigan Legislature
The Michigan Legislature is a bicameral legislature with 148 total members split up between the Michigan Legislature Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives. The Michigan Senate has 38 members, each from his or her own district, and the Michigan House of Representatives has 110  members, again, each from his or her own district. The Michigan House Legislature imposes terms of two years on members of the lower house, and four years on members of the upper house. 

California Legislature
The California State Legislature is the legislative body for the state of California. The California State Legislature is split up into the California State Assembly, and the California State Senate, with 40 members of the upper house of the California Legislature, and 80 members of the lower house of the California Legislature. 

Florida Legislature
The Florida Legislature is split up into two houses as a bicameral institution. The upper house of the Florida Legislature is the Florida Senate, and the lower house in the Florida Legislature is the Florida  House of Representatives. The Florida Legislature has 160 members, with 40 members belonging to the Florida Senate and 120 members belonging to the Florida House of Representatives. 

New Mexico Legislature
The New Mexico Legislature is made up of 112 members. 70 members of the NM Legislature belong to the lower house of the New Mexico Legislature, which is known as the New Mexico House of Representatives. 42 members of the NM Legislature belong to the upper house of the New Mexico Legislature, which is known as the New Mexico Senate. 

New Jersey Legislature
The New Jersey Legislature was defined in the most recent form of the New Jersey Constitution, which was ratified in 1947, though it has been modified since then. Currently, the NJ Legislature is made up of 120 members, 40 of whom belong in the upper house, called the Senate, and 80 of whom belong in the lower house, called the General Assembly. 


Montana Legislature
The Montana Legislature, as a bicameral institution, is split into two houses. The upper house of the Montana Legislature, which contains 50 members of the Montana Legislature, is known as the Montana Senate. The lower house of the Montana Legislature, which contains 100 members of the Montana Legislature, is known as the Montana House of Representatives. 


Oregon Legislature
The Oregon Legislature is otherwise known as the Oregon Legislative Assembly, and is split into two houses. The upper house of the Oregon Legislature is the Oregon Senate, and the lower house of the Oregon Legislature is the House of Representatives. The Oregon Legislature is made up of 90 members, with 30 members belonging to the Senate and 60 members belonging to the House of Representatives. 


Arizona Legislature
The Arizona State Legislature convenes in the Capitol Complex in Phoenix Arizona. The Arizona State Legislature is made up of 90 members, who are split between the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives. The Arizona Legislature includes one district for each member of the Arizona senate, with those districts being split in half for the Arizona House of Representatives. 

Nevada Legislature
The Nevada Legislature includes 63 different members. 42 of the members of the Nevada State Legislature are actually members of the Nevada Senate, the upper house of the Nevada State Legislature, while 21 of the members of the Nevada Legislature are members of the Nevada House of Representatives, which is the lower house of the Nevada State Legislature. 

Minnesota Legislature

The Minnesota Legislature is made up of 201 members, making it a fairly large state legislature compared to many other state legislatures. The Minnesota Legislature includes 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and 67 members of the Minnesota Senate. The Minnesota Legislature only involves 67 districts, which are split in half for the House of Representatives. 

Illinois Legislature
The Illinois Legislature is a bicameral institution, meaning that it is made up of the upper house, the Illinois Senate, and a lower house, the Illinois House of Representatives. The Illinois Legislature is made up of 59 Senators, each from one of the 59 districts, and 118 Representatives, two from each of the 59 different districts. The Illinois Legislature is also known as the Illinois General Assembly. 


Colorado Legislature
The Colorado Legislature is the legislature for the state of Colorado, and is made up of 100 members. 65 members of the Colorado Legislature belong to the Colorado House of Representatives, which is the lower house of the Colorado Legislature, while 35 members of the Colorado Legislature belong to the Colorado Senate, which is the upper house of the Colorado Legislature. 


Kansas Legislature
The Kansas Legislature is the legislature for Kansas. The Kansas Legislature convenes in the Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas Legislature is made up of the Kansas Senate and the Kansas House of Representatives. There are 165 members of the Kansas Legislature, with 125 of those members belonging to the House of Representatives and 40 belonging to the Senate. 


New York Legislature
The New York Legislature is the state legislative body for New York State, and is made up of 212 members at the current time. Out of these 212 members of the New York State Legislature, 150 are members of the New York State House of Representatives, while the other 62 members of the New York Legislature are members of the New York Senate, which can vary in size. 

Oklahoma Legislature

The Oklahoma Legislature is a bicameral institution composed of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate. The Oklahoma Senate is a body made up of 48 members of the Oklahoma Legislature, while the Oklahoma House of Representatives includes the other 101 members of the Oklahoma Legislature. 

Hawaii Legislature
The Hawaii Legislature convenes in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The Hawaii Legislature is made up of the Hawaii Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives. The Hawaii Legislature is made up of 76 members in total, with 51 members belonging to the Hawaii House of Representatives, and 25 members belonging to the Hawaii Senate. 

Utah State Legislature
The Utah State Legislature is made up of the Utah State Senate and the Utah State House of Representatives. The Utah State Legislature includes a total of 104 members at the current time, 29 of who belong to the Utah Senate, and the other 75 of whom belong to the Utah House of Representatives.

Arizona Legislature

Arizona Legislature

The Arizona State Legislature is the legislative body of Arizona, which means that it holds responsibility towards passing bills and laws within Arizona. The Arizona Legislature is a bicameral institution, which means that it consists of an upper house and a lower house. The upper house of the Arizona State Legislature is the Senate, while the lower house of the Arizona State Legislature is the House of Representatives.
There are 90 members of the Arizona Legislature in total, with 60 of these members of the Arizona Legislature belonging to the House of Representatives, and 30 members of the Arizona Legislature belonging to the Arizona Senate. Each of the members of the upper house of the Arizona State Legislature is elected from a single district.
The same 30 districts are used for the lower house of the Arizona Legislature, however, and two representatives are elected from each district to the Arizona House of Representatives. All of the members of the Arizona legislature serve two year terms. 
No member of the Arizona Legislature may serve for more than four consecutive terms, or 8 years. This does not mean, however, that members of the Arizona State Legislature may only serve for 8 years in total, as they may serve any number of non-consecutive terms. This also means that a member of the Arizona State Legislature who serves for 8 years can take two years off, and then serve another term. The Arizona State Legislature meets in the Capitol Complex located in Phoenix, Arizona.