Arkansas General Assembly


Arkansas General Assembly

Infobox Legislature
name = Arkansas General Assembly
coa_pic = Arkansasstateseal.jpg
coa-pic =
session_room = Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock.jpg
house_type = Bicameral
houses = Senate
House of Representatives
leader1_type = President of the Senate
leader1 = Bill Halter
party1 = Democrat
election1 = January 9, 2007
leader2_type = Speaker of the House
leader2 = Benny C. Petrus
party2 = Democrat
election2 = January 12, 2007
members = 135
p_groups = Democratic Party
Republican Party
election3 = November 7, 2006
meeting_place = Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock
website = http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/

The Arkansas General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The legislature is a bicameral body composed of the upper house Arkansas Senate with 35 members, and the lower Arkansas House of Representatives with 100 members. All 135 representatives and state senators represent an equal amount of constituent districts. The General Assembly convenes on the second Monday of every other year. A session lasts for 60 days unless the legislature votes to extend it. The Governor of Arkansas can issue a "call" for a special session during the interims between regular sessions. The General Assembly meets at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.

Terms and term limits

Amendment 73 of the Arkansas Constitution, approved by voters in the 1992 state general elections, prohibits members of the House from serving more than three two-year terms (six years) and more than two four-year terms for Senate members (eight years).

External links

* [http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ Arkansas General Assembly offical website]

ee also

*Arkansas Senate
*Arkansas House of Representatives
*State of Arkansas


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