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Encyclopedia > New Hampshire General Court
New Hampshire General Court
Type Bicameral
Houses Senate (upper)
House of Representatives (lower)
President Sylvia Larsen, Democrat
since December 6, 2006
Speaker Terie Norelli, Democrat
since December 6, 2006
Members Senate: 24
House of Representatives: 400
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican
Meeting place New Hampshire State House
Web site http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/
The General Court meets in the New Hampshire State House
The General Court meets in the New Hampshire State House


The General Court of New Hampshire is the bicameral state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The lower house is the New Hampshire House of Representatives with 400 members. The upper house is the New Hampshire Senate with 24 members. The General Court is the third-largest English-speaking legislative body in the world, behind only the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and the United States Congress[1], and has one of the greatest disparities in size between chambers of a bicameral legislature.[citation needed] In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... Sylvia Larsen is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 15th District since 1994. ... 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... New Hampshire State House The New Hampshire State House is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 3356 KB) ç°¡è¿° The New Hampshire State House December, 2004 Source http://en. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 3356 KB) ç°¡è¿° The New Hampshire State House December, 2004 Source http://en. ... New Hampshire State House The New Hampshire State House is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... 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... 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      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... For the demesne in The Keys to the Kingdom series, see The House An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... 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. ... 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... 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...


On December 6, 2006, the General Court convened its 160th session and certified the results from the State General Election. The election gave Democrats majority control of both chambers for the first time since 1874, 14-10 in the Senate and 239-161 in the house. The General Court meets in the New Hampshire State House in Concord, downtown just off U.S. Route 3. 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  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... New Hampshire State House The New Hampshire State House is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Merrimack County Incorporated 1733  - City Manager Thomas J. Aspell, Jr. ... U.S. Route 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from its southern terminus in Cambridge, MA (the official end according to AASHTO is at US 20 across the Charles River in Boston, though current signs indicate a terminus in Cambridge at Route 2A/3) through New...

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House of Representatives

Current percent of Representatives from each party by District
Representatives Hall seating chart for the 160th Session

The House of Representatives consists of 400 members coming from 103 districts across the state created from divisions of the state's counties each making up about 3,000 residents for every one legislator. If the same level of representation were present in Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives would have approximately 99,000 members according to current population estimates. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 782 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,315 × 1,775 pixels, file size: 714 KB, MIME type: image/png) Current seating chart of the House of Represenatatives in Representatives Hall. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 782 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,315 × 1,775 pixels, file size: 714 KB, MIME type: image/png) Current seating chart of the House of Represenatatives in Representatives Hall. ... 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...

The license plate of someone in Seat 42 of Section 3

Unlike in many legislation halls, there is no central "aisle" to cross, since there are four sectiosn with isles between them, with the location put on the legislator's license plate (chairpersons and party leaders in Green, non-chairs in red). Party seating location is not enforced as seating is often decided on the personal preference of the legislator except in the case of the sixth section, which is the speaker's seat at the head of the hall. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In politics, party switching is any change in party affiliation of a partisan public figure, usually one who is currently holding elected office. ...


Historically, the House was dominated by the Republican Party, which held at then end of the 2004-6 session a 249–151 majority. However, even with this 98-vote majority, the Republicans were often divided between the more conservative Republican House Alliance and moderates known as the Main Street Republicans. The division was approximately 141 voting with along RHA lines and 110 voting along Main Street lines if the difference is considered to be the 50% line of the RHA's 2004 scorecard. However, in the 2006 election, the Democrats swept into control of the chamber and currently hold a wide majority of seats in the House. It is as yet unclear if divisions between the RHA and Main Street Republicans will remain while in the minority. GOP redirects here. ... Main Street Republicans is a term used to describe a philosophy in the Republican Party of the United States. ...


Make-up of the House of Representatives

Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 239
  Republican Party 161
 Total
400
 Government Majority
78

The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... 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. ...

New Hampshire Senate

New Hampshire Senate Districts for the 160th Session, with Republican seats in red and Democratic seats in blue.

The New Hampshire Senate has been meeting since 1784. It consists of 24 members representing Senate districts based on population. Currently, there are 14 Democrats and 10 Republicans in the Senate. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Make-up of the Senate

Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 14
  Republican Party 10
 Total
24
 Government Majority
4

The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... 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. ...

Trivia

  • When numbered seats were installed in Representatives Hall, the number thirteen was purposely omitted for triskaidekaphobia.
  • In 1819, the House of Representatives and Senate moved into their respective chambers in the State House. Both continue to meet in their original chambers, making each house have the oldest chamber in United States still in continuous legislative use. [citation needed]

The stall numbers at the Santa Anita Park. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/memberlookup.aspx

See also

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 Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ...

External links

  • Official website

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