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Alabama Legislature

NameAlabama State Legislature
Coa PicSeal of Alabama.svg
Session RoomAlabama State House Apr2009.jpg
House TypeBicameral
House of Representatives
Term LimitsNone
New SessionMarch 1, 2011
Leader1 TypePresident Pro Tem of the Senate
Leader1Del Marsh
Election1November 3, 2010
Leader2 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader2Mike Hubbard
Election2November 3, 2010
AuthorityArticle IV, Alabama Constitution
Salary$10/day + per diem
Last Election1November 2, 2010
Next Election1November 4, 2014
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Political Groups1Republican Party (87)
Democratic Party (51)
Independent (1)
Meeting PlaceAlabama State Capitol
Montgomery, Alabama

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The Alabama Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of Alabama. It is a bicameral body composed of the Alabama House of Representatives, with 105 members, and the Alabama Senate, with 35 members. Historically, the Alabama Legislature has been dominated by Democrats; however, after the 2010 elections, for the first time in 136 years, both houses came under Republican control.

The Legislature meets in the Alabama State House (officially designated as such by Amendment 427 to the Alabama Constitution) in Montgomery. The original capitol building located nearby has not been used by the Legislature since 1985, when it closed for renovations. It serves as the seat of the executive branch as well as a museum.

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