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This is a list of United States state legislatures. Each state in the United States has a legislature as part of its form of civil government. Most of the fundamental details of the legislature are specified in the state constitution. With the exception of Nebraska, all state legislatures are bicameral bodies, composed of a lower house (Assembly, General Assembly, State Assembly, House of Delegates, or House of Representatives) and an upper house (Senate). The United States also has one federal district and five non-state territories with local legislative branches, which are listed below. Among the states, the Nebraska Legislature is the only state with a unicameral body. However, three other jurisdictions the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands also have unicameral bodies. The exact names, dates, term lengths, term limits, electoral systems, electoral districts, and other details are determined by the individual states' laws.


Party summary


Note: A party with a numerical majority in a chamber may be forced to share power with other parties due to informal coalitions or may cede power outright because of divisions within its caucus.


Statistics





State legislators by party


Includes legislators who are listed officially as unaffiliated, unenrolled, nonpartisan, etc.


State legislatures




Federal district and territorial legislatures




Notes





See also


* Political party strength in U.S. states * Comparison of U.S. state governments * State legislature (United States) * United States state legislatures' partisan trend * National Conference of State Legislatures * List of current United States governors * List of U.S. state representatives (Alabama to Missouri) * List of U.S. state representatives (Montana to Wyoming) * List of U.S. state senators


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External links



National Conference of State Legislatures
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