The Green Papers
The Green Papers
Legislative Branch
of the Several States
State Legislature Upper House Lower House
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]
District of Columbia
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
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