California State Senate

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California State Senate
California State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
Elected before 2012:
2 terms (8 years)
Elected 2012 and after:
3 terms (12 years)
History
New session started
December 3, 2018
Leadership
Eleni Kounalakis (D)
Since January 7, 2019
Toni Atkins (D)
Since March 21, 2018
Majority Leader
Bill Monning (D)
Since December 17, 2014
Minority Leader
Patricia Bates (R)
Since April 12, 2017
Structure
Seats40
Composition of the California State Senate
Political groups
Majority

     Democratic (28) Minority      Republican (10)

     Vacant (2)
Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle 4, California Constitution
Salary$110,459/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018 (20 seats)
RedistrictingCalifornia Citizens Redistricting Commission
Motto
Senatoris est civitatis libertatem tueri
("It is a senator's duty to protect the liberty of the people.")
Meeting place
California Senate chamber p1080899.jpg
State Senate Chamber
California State Capitol
Sacramento, California
Website
www.sen.ca.gov

The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. It has 40 members. There are 28 from the Democratic Party, 10 from the Republican Party, and two seats are empty. It meets at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.