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Maine Legislature

NameMaine Legislature
Coa PicSeal of Maine.svg
Session RoomMaineStateHouse1.JPG
House TypeBicameral
House of Representatives
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Kevin Raye
Election1December 1, 2010
Leader2 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader2Robert Nutting
Election2December 1, 2010
Political Groups1Democratic Party
Passamaquoddy (nonvoting)
Penobscot (nonvoting)
Republican Party
Last Election1November 2, 2010
Meeting PlaceMaine State House, Augusta

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The Maine Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. It is a bicameral body composed of the lower house Maine House of Representatives and the upper house Maine Senate. The Legislature convenes at the State House in Augusta, where it has met since 1832.

The House of Representatives consists of one hundred and fifty-one members, each chosen from single-member constituencies. The House is one of the few state legislative bodies in the U.S. to set aside special seats for Native Americans, where there are two nonvoting Representatives from the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribes. The Senate includes a varying number of members, which may under the Maine Constitution be thirty-one, thirty-three, or thirty-five; the present number is thirty-five.

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