Louisiana State Legislature

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Louisiana State Legislature
Législature d'État de Louisiane
71st Louisiana Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
HousesSenate
House of Representatives
Term limits
Senate 3 consecutive terms (12 years)
House 3 consecutive terms (12 years)
Leadership
Page Cortez, (R)
Since January 13, 2020
Clay Schexnayder, (R)
Since January 13, 2020
Structure
Seats144 voting members
  • 39 senators
  • 105 representatives
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State Senate political groups
  •   Republican (27)
  •   Democratic (12)
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House of Representatives political groups
Length of term
Senate 4 years
House 4 years
Salary$16,800/year + expenses/per diem
Elections
State Senate last election
October 12 and November 16, 2019
House of Representatives last election
October 12 and November 16, 2019
State Senate next election
October 14 and November 18, 2023
House of Representatives next election
October 14 and November 18, 2023
RedistrictingLegislative control
Motto
Union, justice, and confidence
Meeting place
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Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge
Website
http://www.legis.state.la.us/

The Louisiana State Legislature (French: Législature d'État de Louisiane)[1] is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is a bicameral body, made up by the lower house, the Louisiana House of Representatives with 105 representatives, and the upper house, the Louisiana State Senate with 39 senators.

References[change | change source]

  1. A common name for the Louisiana State Legislature is "the General Assembly", a name used first in English in the 1812 Louisiana Constitution,([1]) which in turn is a translation of French Assemblée générale and found in other states to designate the lower house.