Tennessee General Assembly
Under the Tennessee Constitution, legislative authority of the State is vested in the General Assembly which consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The name of the legislative authority may vary from state to state, but usually, it is called the Legislature or the General Assembly. The official title in our state is the “General Assembly of the State of Tennessee” but may also be properly referred to as the Legislature.
The Tennessee General Assembly meets in Nashville each year beginning at noon on the second Tuesday of January. Generally, legislative sessions last from mid-January through late April or May of each year. The General Assembly has 33 Senators and 99 Representatives. The Senate of the 112th General Assembly is composed of 27 Republicans, and 6 Democrats, elected to four-year terms. The House of Representatives of the 112th General Assembly is composed of 73 Republicans and 26 Democrats, elected to two-year terms.
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