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New York State Senate

NameNew York State Senate
LegislatureNew York State Legislature
Coa PicSeal of New York.svg
Session RoomNYSenateChamber.jpg
House TypeUpper house
Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 5, 2011
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Robert J. Duffy
Election1January 1, 2011
Leader2 TypeTemporary President
Leader2Dean Skelos
Election2January 1, 2011
Leader3 TypeMinority Leader
Leader3John Sampson
Election3January 1, 2011
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle III, New York Constitution
Salary$79,500/year + per diem
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(62 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(62 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Political Groups1Republican Party (32)
Democratic Party (26)
Independent Conference (4)
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber
New York State Capitol
Albany, New York

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The New York State Senate is one of two houses in the New York State Legislature and has members each elected to two-year terms. There are no limits on the number of terms one may serve. The New York Constitution provides for a varying number of members in the Senate; the current membership is 62, elected from single-member constituencies equal in population.

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