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.