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Encyclopedia > Alabama House of Representatives
The Alabama Legislature met at the Alabama State Capitol between 1851 to 1985.
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The Alabama Legislature met at the Alabama State Capitol between 1851 to 1985.

The Alabama Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a bicameral body composed of the Alabama House of Representatives, with 105 members, and the Alabama Senate, with 35 senators. The Alabama State Capitol The Alabama State Capitol is located on Goat Hill in Montgomery, Alabama. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ...


The Legislature meets in the Alabama State House (Officially designated as such by Amendment 427 to the Constitution) in Montgomery. The original capitol building located nearby has not been used by the Legislature since 1985, when it closed for renovations. It presently serves as a museum. Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... The Alabama State Capitol The Alabama State Capitol is located on Goat Hill in Montgomery, Alabama. ...


Since the Legislature’s creation in 1819, it has legislated a total of six different state constitutions, coming in 1819, 1861, 1865, 1868, 1875, and 1901. The current 1901 Constitution is also the longest written constitution in the United States and the entire world. 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

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House of Representatives

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The House of Representatives consists of 105 members representing an equal amount of districts, each containing a population of approximately 40,000. Representatives must be 21 years of age or over, an Alabama citizen for three years, and a resident of their respective district for at least a year. Representatives are sworn into office at midnight on the day of their election.


Whereas most lower houses of U.S. state legislatures have two year terms, Alabama is one of the five states that have four year terms.


The current Speaker of the House is Seth Hammett, representing the 92nd District (Covington and Escambia).


Make-up of the House of Representatives

Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 61
  Republican Party 42
  Vacant
2
 Total
105
 Government Majority
19

The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Senate

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The Senate consists of 35 senators representing an equal amount of districts, with each district containing a population of approximately 125,000. According to Article IX, Sections 197 and 198 of the 1901 Constitution, the Senate must be around one-third of the size of the House. Senators must be 25 years of age or older, an Alabama citizen of three years, and a resident of their district for at least a year.


The current President of the Senate is Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley. The President Pro Tempore is Lowell Ray Barron, who outlines most legislative schedules and debates when the Lieutenant Governor is absent. Lucy Baxley is the current Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, elected in 2002. ...


Makeup of the Senate

Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 25
  Republican Party 10
 Total
35
 Government Majority
15

The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

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