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California State Legislature
2019–20 session
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Type
Type
Houses State Senate
State Assembly
Leadership
Eleni Kounalakis (D)
Since January 7, 2019
President Pro Tem of the Senate
Toni Atkins (D)
Since March 21, 2018
Senate Minority Leader
Patricia Bates (R)
Since April 12, 2017
Speaker of the Assembly
Anthony Rendon (D)
Since March 7, 2016
Assembly Minority Leader
Marie Waldron (R)
Since November 8, 2018
Structure
Seats 120
40 senators
80 assembly
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Senate political groups
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Assembly political groups
Elections
Senate last election
November 6, 2018
Assembly last election
November 6, 2018
Meeting place
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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 January 2019, The Democratic Party has the most members in both houses. The Assembly has 61 Democrats and 19 Republicans. The Senate has 28 Democrats, 10 Republicans and two empty seats.


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