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Connecticut General Assembly

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The Connecticut General Assembly is bicameral, divided into a senate and a house of representatives. The 36 members of the senate and 151 members of the house are popularly elected to 2-year terms. Special sessions of the General Assembly may be called by the governor or by a majority of each chamber of the state legislature.

The General Assembly is a part-time state legislature. Regular sessions of the General Assembly are held from January to June in odd-numbered years, and from February to May in even-numbered years. The part-time responsibilities of legislators, low pay and weak staff resources all indicate an "amateur" state legislature, soemthing widely understood to favor individuals in some occupations like lawyers and real estate agents over others as potential law-makers. Source: Fred Lucas. "Lawmaker Seeks Full-time Work Ridgefield's Frey Wants Study of Year-Round Legislatures." The News-Times. January 8, 2006. Full-Time Legislature Recommended; Tobin A. Coleman. "Reps Consider Full-Time Legislature." Greenwich Time. January 3, 2006. Full-Time Legislature Considered

The General Assembly meets in the State Capitol in Hartford. General Assembly committees usually meet and hold most public hearings in the adjoining Legislative Office Building, which also houses Legislators’ offices. Committees, which may operate year-round, meet to review proposed legislation and make recommendations to the full House and Senate. [1]

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This page was last modified 07:43, 30 March 2006 by dKosopedia user Allamakee Democrat. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) BartFraden and Jbet777. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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