The state legislature of Missouri is called the Missouri General Assembly. The General Assembly meets at Jefferson City, the state’s capital. Missouri has a bicameral legislature having two chambers; the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Senate is the upper chamber of the General Assembly. This chamber consists of 34 members elected from districts having a population of approximately 160,000. The tenure of a Senator is four years. Election is held for half the seats of the Senate every two years.
The House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the General Assembly. It consists of 163 members elected from districts having a population of approximately 31,000 residents. A representative serves the assembly for a period of two years. The representatives can be elected only four times.