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A legislator (or lawmaker) is a person who writes and passes laws, especially someone who is a member of a legislature. Legislators are usually politicians and are often elected by the people. Legislatures may be supra-national (for example, the United Nations General Assembly), national (for example, the United States Congress), regional (for example, the Scottish Parliament) or local (for example, local authorities). A legislatureis a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to ratify laws. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics, sometimes this may include political scientists. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA, UNGA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations and the only one which all member nations have equal representation. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ...


The political theory of the separation of powers requires legislators to be different individuals from the members of the executive and the judiciary. Certain political systems adhere to this principle, others do not. In the United Kingdom, for example, the executive is formed almost exclusively from legislators (members of Parliament) although the judiciary is mostly independent (until reforms in 2005, the Lord Chancellor uniquely was a legislator, a member of the executive (indeed, the Cabinet), and a judge). Niccolò Machiavelli, ca 1500, became the key figure in realistic political theory, crucial to political science Political Science is the systematic study of the allocation and transfer of power in decision making. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Separation of powers is a term coined by French political Enlightenment thinker Baron de Montesquieu[1][2], is a model for the governance of democratic states. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      In the law, the judiciary or judicial system is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, or Lord Chancellor and prior to the Union the Chancellor of England and the Lord Chancellor of Scotland, is a senior and important functionary in the government of the United Kingdom, and its predecessor states. ... This article is about the governmental body. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In continental European jurisprudence and legal discussion, "the legislator" (le législateur) is the abstract entity which has produced the laws. When there is room for interpretation, the intents of the legislator will be questioned, and the court is supposed to rule in the direction that it judges to fit the legislative intent the best — which can be uneasy, in the case of conflicting laws or constitutional provisions. For the jurisprudence of courts, see Case law. ...

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United States legislatures

Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ...

State legislatures

See also: List of state legislatures in the United States

Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... This is a complete list of State legislatures of the United States states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... A State Senator is a member of a state Senate, the upper legislative chamber in the government of a U.S. state. ... Look up Colloquialism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... A state legislature is the legislative body of the first-level political subdivision in a federal system, and as a generic term is used primarily to refer to a legislative body in one of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... Look up Colloquialism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A legislatureis a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to ratify laws. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      All United States states are required to possess a legislative branch. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Alabama Legislature met at the Alabama State Capitol between 1851 to 1985. ... The seal of the Alabama Senate. ... The Alaska Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. ... The Alaska House of Representatives is the lower house in the Alaska Legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. ... The Alaska Senate in session. ... The Arizona State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of Arizona. ... The Arizona House of Representatives is the lower legislative body for the State of Arizona. ... The debating chamber of the Arizona Senate The Arizona Senate is part of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... The Arkansas General Assembly is the legislative branch of the Arkansas government. ... The Arkansas House of Representatives legislative chamber. ... The Arkansas State Senate is the upper branch of the Arkansas General Assembly. ... Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... The Colorado General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Colorado House of Representatives has 65 members elected for two-year terms. ... The Colorado Senate has 35 members each elected to four-year terms. ... The Connecticut General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... The Hall of the Connecticut House of Representatives. ... The Connecticut State Senate is the upper house of the Connecticut General Assembly. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. ... The Florida House of Representatives, one of the two Chambers of the Florida Legislature, is composed of 120 members, each representing a district. ... The Florida Senate is part of the Legislative branch of government for the state of Florida. ... The Georgia House of Representatives is the lower house of the General Assembly (the state legislature) of Georgia. ... Seal of the Georgia Senate The Georgia State Senate is the upper house of the Georgia General Assembly (the state legislature of Georgia). ... Hawaii Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano speaks before a special session of the legislature on January 24, 2000. ... The Hawaii House of Representatives is the lower house of the Hawaii State Legislature. ... The Hawaii State Senate is the upper chamber of the Hawaii State Legislature which governs from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. There are twenty-five members from various electoral districts. ... The Idaho Legislature is the lawmaking body of the State of Idaho. ... The Idaho House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. ... The Idaho Senate is the upper chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. ... The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... The Illinois Senate convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... Image:Indianapolis Capitol. ... The Indiana General Assembly is the state legislature, or legislative branch, of the state government of Indiana. ... The Indiana Senate comprises, along with the Indiana House of Representatives, the Indiana General Assembly. ... 2002 Senate District Map 2002 House District Map The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) is the legislative branch for the state of Iowa. ... 2002 House District Map The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly. ... The current senate that was ellected in 2006 consists of these people: Senate (50) Name District Party Home County Senator Jeff Angelo Senate District 48 Republican Union Senator Daryl Beall Senate District 25 Democrat Webster Senator Jerry Behn Senate District 24 Republican Boone Senator Dennis H. Black Senate District 21... The Kansas Legislature meet at the State Capitol in Topeka. ... The Kansas House of Representatives chamber in the State Capitol. ... The Kansas Senate in legislative session in January 2006. ... The Kentucky State Capitol Building in Frankfort, KY The Kentucky General Assembly, also called the Kentucky Legislature, is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... The Kentucky Senate is the upper house of the Kentucky General Assembly. ... The Louisiana State Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... The Louisiana House of Representatives is the lower house in the Louisiana State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... The Louisiana Senate is the upper house of the state legislature of Louisiana. ... The Maine Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. ... The debating chamber of the Maine House of Representatives inside the State House The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. ... The debating chamber of the Maine Senate in the State House in Augusta The Maine Senate is the upper house of the Maine Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. ... The Maryland State House in downtown Annapolis. ... The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Maryland State Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Michigan Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Type Lower House Speaker of the House Andy Dillon, Democratic since November 7, 2006 Minority Leader Craig DeRoche, Republican since November 7, 2006 Members 110 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Meeting place Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, Michigan Web site Michigan House of Representatives Cora B. Anderson House of Representatives... Billie S. Farnum Senate Office Building, Downtown Lansing The Michigan Senate is the upper body of the Michigan Legislature. ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. ... The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature. ... The Mississippi Legislature is comprised of the Mississippi House of Representatives and the Mississippi Senate. ... The Mississippi House of Representatives is the lower house of the state legislature of Mississippi. ... The Mississippi Senate, in American politics, is the upper house of the state legislature of Mississippi. ... The Missouri General Assembly is the state legislature of Missouri. ... The Missouri State House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 31,000 residents. ... The Missouri State Senate is the upper chamber of the Missouri General Assembly It has 34 members, representing districts with an average size of 160,000 residents. ... The Montana State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Montana. ... The Montana House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Montana Legislature. ... The Montana Senate is, with the Montana House of Representatives, part of the Montana State Legislature. ... The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Constitution of Nevada The Nevada Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... The Nevada Assembly is the lower house of the Nevada Legislature. ... The Nevada Senate is one of the two houses of the Nevada Legislature. ... The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... The General Court meets in the New Hampshire State House The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The New Mexico Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Mexico. ... The New Mexico House of Representatives is the lower house of the New Mexico State Legislature. ... The New Mexico State Senate is the upper house of the New Mexico State Legislature. ... The New York Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of New York, seated at the states capital, Albany. ... The floor of the NYS Assembly Chamber during session 2007. ... The New York State Senate is one of two houses in the New York State Legislature and has members each elected to two-year terms. ... The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The North Dakota Legislative Assembly is the legislative branch of the government of North Dakota. ... The North Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, larger than the North Dakota Senate. ... The North Dakota Senate is the upper house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, smaller than the North Dakota House of Representatives. ... The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Ohio has a bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly, consisting a House of Representatives and Senate (the Ohio State Senate), based on its constitution of 1851. ... The Ohio Senate is the upper house in Ohios bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly; the lower house is the Ohio House of Representatives. ... The State Capitol of Oklahoma The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the Government of Oklahoma. ... The Oklahoma House of Representatives meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the larger body of the two houses of the Oklahoma Legislature, the other being the Oklahoma Senate. ... The Oklahoma Senate meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Senate is the smaller body of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the other being the Oklahoma House of Representatives. ... The Oregon Legislative Assembly is the legislature for the U.S. state of Oregon. ... The Oregon House of Representatives chamber in the State Capitol The Oregon House of Representatives is the lower house of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. ... The Oregon State Senate chamber in the State Capitol. ... Capitol Building The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the U.S. state of Pennsylvanias legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Harrisburg. ... The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania State Senate is the upper house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislative branch of Pennsylvania government. ... The Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower body of the Rhode Island General Assembly, and consists of 75 members. ... The Rhode Island Senate chamber in the State Capitol The Rhode Island Senate is the upper house of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Rhode Island. ... The South Carolina General Assembly, also called the South Carolina Legislature, is the legislative branch of South Carolina and consists of the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate. ... The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... The South Carolina Senate is the upper house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... The South Dakota State Legislature meets at the state capitol in Pierre. ... The South Dakota State Legislature meets at the state capitol in Pierre. ... The South Dakota State Legislature meets at the state capitol in Pierre. ... The Tennessee General Assembly is the formal name of the legislature of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... The Tennessee House of Representatives, in American politics, is the lower house of the state legislature of Tennessee, formally called the Tennessee General Assembly. ... The Tennessee Senate is the upper house of the Tennessee General Assembly, the formal name of the Tennessee state legislature. ... Texas Senate in session The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Utah State Capitol, home of the Utah State Legislature. ... Utah State House Seal. ... The Utah State Senate is the upper house of the Utah State Legislature. ... The Legislature of Vermont is the U.S. state of Vermonts legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Montpelier. ... Representatives Hall, where the Vermont House of Representatives convenes in the Vermont State House. ... The Vermont Senate is the upper house of the Vermont General Assembly, which is the states legislature. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Historic Partisan Makeup of the Virginia State Senate The Senate of Virginia is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Brad Owen, D since January 13, 1997 Speaker of the House of Representatives Frank Chopp, D since January 14, 2001 Members 147 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Washington State Capitol, Olympia... The floor of the Washington House of Representatives in the Legislative Building. ... The Washington State Senate passing the 2005 budget. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature. ... The West Virginia Senate is the upper house of the West Virginia Legislature. ... The Wisconsin Legislature, based in Madison, is bicameral and is composed of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin Senate. ... The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. ... The Wisconsin State Senate, based off of the U.S. Senate, is the upper house of the Wisconsin State Legislature, smaller than the Wisconsin State Assembly. ... The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne where the legislature meets. ... The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ... The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ... Political divisions of the United States as they were from 1868 to 1876, including 9 organized territories and 2 unorganized territories Territories of the United States are one type of political division of the United States, administered by the U.S. government but not any part of a U.S... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... The Legislature or Fono of American has two chambers. ... The Legislature or Fono of American Samoa has two chambers. ... The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the local government of Washington, D.C.. As such, it is analogous to the city councils of other cities in the United States, but in some manners it is also analogous to state legislatures. ... The Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives is the lower house of the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature. ... The Northern Mariana Islands Senate is the upper house of the Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth Legislature. ... The House of Representatives of Puerto Rico is the lower house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, larger than the Senate. ... Seal of the Senate of Puerto Rico. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Local government in the United States (sometimes referred to as municipal government) is generally structured...

United Kingdom legislatures

Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Lordship redirects here. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) (Ball Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPA) in Gaelic) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament. ... Type Unicameral Presiding Officer Dafydd Elis-Thomas Members 60 Political groups Labour Plaid Cymru Conservative Liberal Democrats Last elections May 3, 2007 Meeting place Senedd, Cardiff, Wales Web site http://www. ... The Northern Ireland Assembly is a 108-member legislative body for Northern Ireland that sits at Stormont with powers devolved to it from the Westminster parliament. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ...

Canadian legislatures

Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Senate Chamber of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. ... The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois...

Provincial and territorial legislators

Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... The Legislative Assembly of Alberta meets in the provincial capital, Edmonton. ... The Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan is located in Regina. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ... The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island is one of two parts of the General Assembly, the other being the Lieutenant-Governor. ... The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton. ... The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Canada, is located in Yellowknife. ... The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut is located in Iqaluit. ... The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, located in Halifax. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the name for the legislative body of the province of Quebec, Canada which was defined in the Canadian constitution as the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (lassemblée législative de... Colonial Building, the House of Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland Chamber of the House of Assembly in the Confederation Building. ...

Australian legislatures


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