California State Legislature

The California State Legislature is the legislative branch of California government.  The state legislature is composed of the State Assembly, the State Senate, and several other departments. It is a bicameral body consisting of the lower house- the California State Assembly and the upper house-the California State Senate. 

The California State Assembly consists of 80 members while the California State Senate consists of 40 members.  Members of the Assembly are elected from eighty districts for two year terms.  Since 1990, members of the Assembly are limited to being elected three times.  Members of the Senate serve four year terms and are limited to being elected twice.  There are 40 Senate districts, with half of the seats up for election on alternate (two year) election cycles.

The State Legislature meets in the Sacramento, the state capitol.

California State Legislature Website


Inside California State Legislature