Legislative Branch
of the Several States


 
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Alabama LEGISLATURE (1817-1819) [as a Territory]
GENERAL ASSEMBLY (1819-1901)
LEGISLATURE (1901--) [Name changed upon the adoption of the State's 5th Constitution]
Legislative Council (1817-1819) [as a Territory]
Senate (1819--) [currently 35 Senators by DISTRICT: 4-year terms]
House of Representatives (1817--) [as both a Territory and a State]
[currently 105 Representatives by DISTRICT: 4-year terms]
Alaska LEGISLATURE (1912--) [as both a Territory and a State] Senate (1912--) [as both a Territory and a State] House of Representatives (1912--) [as both a Territory and a State]
American Samoa Legislative Assembly (Fono) Senate House of Representatives
Arizona LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (1863-1912) [as a Territory]
LEGISLATURE (1912--)
Council (1863-1912) [as a Territory]
Senate (1912--)
House of Representatives (1863--) [as both a Territory and a State]
Arkansas GENERAL ASSEMBLY (1819--) [as both a Territory and a State] Legislative Council (1819-1836) [as a Territory]
Senate (1836--)
House of Representatives (1819--) [as both a Territory and a State]
California LEGISLATURE (1850--) Senate (1850--) Assembly (1850--)
Colorado LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (1861-1876) [as a Territory]
General Assembly (1876--)
Council (1861-1876) [as a Territory]
Senate (1876--)
House of Representatives (1861--) [as a Territory and a State]
Connecticut GENERAL COURT (1638-1818) [CONNECTICUT operated under its colonial Charter of 1662 into Statehood; until 1784, also functioned as- in effect- the "court of Last Resort".]
GENERAL ASSEMBLY (1818--)
Court of Assistants (--1784) [under the colonial Charter of 1662, also functioned as the Governor's Council (hence their name); from 1666 through 1715, also functioned as a "superior court" which tried major cases and exercised some appellate judicial jurisdiction]
Senate (1784--) [under Connecticut's colonial Charter of 1662 (in force till 1818), this body functioned as the "Supreme Court of Errors", the highest court in the State]
General Assembly (--1818) [under Connecticut's colonial Charter of 1662]
House of Representatives (1818--)
Delaware GENERAL ASSEMBLY [Legislative] Council (1776-1792)
Senate (1792--) [Name changed with the adoption of the State's 2nd Constitution]
[House of] Assembly (1776-1792)
House of Representatives (1792--) [Name changed with the adoption of the State's 2nd Constitution]
Florida General Assembly (1845-1868) [under State's 1st and 2nd Constitutions]
LEGISLATURE (1868--) [under State's 3rd, 4th and 5th Constitutions]
Senate House of Representatives (1845-1868) [under State's 1st and 2nd Constitutions]
Assembly (1868-1887) [under State's 3rd Constitution]
House of Representatives (1887--) [under State's 4th and 5th Constitutions]
Georgia GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Guam Legislature  
Hawaii LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Idaho LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Illinois GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Indiana GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Iowa GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Kansas LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Kentucky GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Louisiana LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Maine LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Maryland GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Delegates
Massachusetts GENERAL COURT Senate House of Representatives
Michigan LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Minnesota LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Mississippi LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Missouri GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Montana LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Nebraska  Legislature
Nevada LEGISLATURE Senate Assembly
New Hampshire GENERAL COURT Senate House of Representatives
New Jersey LEGISLATURE Senate General Assembly
New Mexico LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
New York LEGISLATURE Senate Assembly
North Carolina GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
North Dakota LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Northern Marianas Legislature Senate House of Representatives
Ohio GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Oklahoma LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Oregon LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Pennsylvania GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly Senate Chamber of Representatives
Rhode Island GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
South Carolina GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
South Dakota LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Tennessee GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Texas LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Utah LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
Vermont GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Representatives
Virgin Islands  Senate
Virginia GENERAL ASSEMBLY Senate House of Delegates
Washington LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives
West Virginia LEGISLATURE Senate House of Delegates
Wisconsin LEGISLATURE Senate Assembly
Wyoming LEGISLATURE Senate House of Representatives

Titles of the OFFICIAL COMPILATIONS OF STATUTES in the Several states

 
 


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