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The General Court meets in the New Hampshire State 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. It is a bicameral body composed of the New Hampshire Hosue of Representatives and the New Hampshire Senate. With 400 members in the lower house (the House of Representatives) and 24 members in the upper house (the Senate), New Hampshire's General Court is the third largest English-speaking legislature in the world, behind only the United States Congress and the Parliament of the United Kingdom and has one of the greatest disparities in size between chambers of a bicamerial legislature. Currently, the General Court is in its 159th session. Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3356 KB)The New Hampshire State House December, 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Concord, New Hampshire ... Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3356 KB)The New Hampshire State House December, 2004 File links The following pages link to this file: Concord, New Hampshire ... New Hampshire State House The New Hampshire State House is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... State legislatures are the lawmaking bodies of the 50 states in the United States of America. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 110 km 305 km 3. ... The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ...


The General Court meets in the New Hampshire State House in Concord, downtown just off of US 3. New Hampshire State House The New Hampshire State House is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ... Location in New Hampshire Founded Incorporated 1725 1856  County Merrimack County Mayor Michael L. Donovan Area  - Total  - Water 174. ... US3 was a jazz-rap group founded in London in 1991. ...

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House of Representatives

See also 2004 New Hampshire General Court Election
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 the U.S. Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives would have approximately 99,000 members according to current population estimates. The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...


Unlike in many legislatures, there is no clear "aisle" to cross per se, as members of both parties sit partially segregated in 5 sections, which is then put on the legislator's license plate. Most Republicans are in the First, Second and Third Sections, while most Democrats are in the Fourth and Fifth sections, although this is not strictly enforced as seating is often decided on the personal preference of the legislator except in the case of the 6th section, which is reserved for the speaker.


When numbered seats were installed in Representatives Hall, the number thirteen was purposely omitted. Historically, the House has been dominated by the Republican Party, which retained a reduced majority in the 2004 election currently holding 249–151 majority. However, the Republicans are often divided between the neo-conservatives/ultra-conservatives known as the Republican House Alliance and moderates known as the Main Street Republicans. The division is 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. 13 (Thirteen) is the natural number following 12 and preceding 14. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ...


If these divisions are taken into account, Democrats currently have 37% of the seats, the RHA has 35%, and Main Street has 28%.

Current House Floor Seating Makeup as of December 2005. Red seats are Republican, Blue seats are Democratic, Light colored seats are held by representatives who won both parties' primaries. Black seats are currently vacant until special election or swearing in. Large numbers are Seat Sections. White seats are the "13th Seats" of each section.
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Current House Floor Seating Makeup as of December 2005. Red seats are Republican, Blue seats are Democratic, Light colored seats are held by representatives who won both parties' primaries. Black seats are currently vacant until special election or swearing in. Large numbers are Seat Sections. White seats are the "13th Seats" of each section.

Currently, the Speaker of the House is Douglas Scamman from Stratham.Scamman returned to the Speaker position which he held in the 1980s due to the 2004 Corn Roast Scandal of the prior Speaker, Gene G. Chandler from Bartlett. Scamman's ascension to the speakership was considered a compromise by Republicans when it became clear that Chandler was resigning as Speaker. Stratham is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Gene G. Chandler is a Republican politician in the state of New Hampshire. ... Bartlett is a town located in Carroll County, New Hampshire. ...


Miscellaneous facts

  • When numbered seats were installed in Representatives Hall, the number thirteen was purposely omitted for fear of bad luck.
  • 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 the each house the having the oldest chamber in United States still in continuous legislative use.

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Make-up of the House of Representatives

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 249
  Democratic Party 151
 Total
400
 Government Majority
98

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. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

The New Hampshire Senate

Currently, the Senate consists of 16 Republicans and 8 Democrats, although like the House, the Republicans are divided, one of the main reasons of the recent election of the current President of the Senate is Ted Gastas of Manchester, who replaced Tom Eaton, from Keene, on September 9, 2005. Nickname: Queen City Motto: Official website: www. ... Keene Public Library in 1906. ...


Make-up of the Senate

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 16
  Democratic Party 8
 Total
24
 Government Majority
8

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. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

External links

  • Official website

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New Hampshire General Court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (377 words)
The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire.
It is a bicameral body composed of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and the New Hampshire Senate.
With 400 members in the lower house (the House of Representatives) and 24 members in the upper house (the Senate), New Hampshire's General Court is the third largest English-speaking legislature in the world, behind only the United States Congress and the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
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