Nevada State Legislature

Nevada State Legislature

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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.

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