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April 2021

California State Legislature

2021–22 session

 

Type

Type

Bicameral

Houses

Senate  
Assembly

Leadership

President of the Senate/Lt. Gov.

Eleni Kounalakis (D) since January 7, 2019 

President Pro Tem of the Senate

Toni Atkins (D) since March 21, 2018 

Senate Minority Leader

Scott Wilk (R) since January 20, 2021 

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

Senate political groups

Assembly political groups

Elections

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
SacramentoCalifornia

 

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

California State Assembly chamber

California State Senate chamber

A few volumes of the journals of each house (Senate is red; Assembly [lower chamber] is green).

TheCalifornia State Legislatureis a bicameralstate legislature consisting of a lower house, the California State Assembly, with 80 members; and an upper house, the California State Senate, with 40 members.[1] Both houses of the Legislature convene at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The California State Legislature is one of just ten full-time state legislatures in the United States.[2]

The Democratic Party currently holds veto-proof supermajorities in both houses of the California State Legislature. [3] The Assembly consists of 60 Democrats and 19 Republicans, with one vacancy, while the Senate is composed of 30 Democrats and 9 Republicans, also with one vacancy. Except for a brief period from 1995 to 1996, the Assembly has been in Democratic hands since the 1970 election. The Senate has been under continuous Democratic control since 1970.

 
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