Nevada Legislature

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The Nevada Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Nevada. The Legislature is a bicameral body, consisting of the lower house Nevada Assembly, with 42 members, and the upper house Nevada Senate, with 21 members. All 63 members of the Legislature are elected from an equal amount of constituent districts across the state. The Legislature is the third smallest bicameral state legislature in the United States (the Alaska Legislature is the smallest bicameral, with only 60 members, and the Delaware General Assembly has 62 members).

The Legislature meets at the Nevada Legislature Building in Carson City.

Terms of members

Members of the Assembly are elected to a two-year term with term limits of six terms (12 years). Members of the Senate are elected to a four-year term and similarly face term limits of three terms (12 years). Term limits were amended to the Nevada Constitution following a voter referendum in 1996.

Legislature defined by law

The Nevada Constitution sets the maximum size of the Legislature at 75 members (Article 15, Section 6), and provides that the Senate may not be less than one-third nor more than one-half the size of the Assembly. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the number of members for both houses is 63, twelve members below the maximum size as stated in the state constitution.

Sessions and qualifications

The Legislature's first official working day is the first Monday of February following the election. Sessions of the Legislature are...
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