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California State Legislature
2021–22 session
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Houses Senate
Eleni Kounalakis (D)
Since January 7, 2019
President Pro Tem of the Senate
Toni Atkins (D)
Since March 21, 2018
Senate Minority Leader
Shannon Grove (R)
Since March 1, 2019
Speaker of the Assembly
Anthony Rendon (D)
Since March 7, 2016
Assembly Minority Leader
Marie Waldron (R)
Since November 8, 2018
Seats 120
40 senators
80 assembly
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Senate political groups
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Assembly political groups
Senate last election
November 3, 2020
(20 seats)
Assembly last election
November 3, 2020
Senate next election
November 8, 2022
(20 seats)
Assembly next election
November 8, 2022
Meeting place
California State Capitol
Sacramento, California

The California State Legislature is a bicameral legislature that represents the state of California in the United States. It has a lower house, the California State Assembly, with 80 members, and an upper house, the California State Senate, with 40 members. Both houses meet at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. It is one of ten full-time state legislatures in the United States.

As of December 2020, the Democratic Party controls both houses.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Legislatura Estatal de California para niños

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