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Pennsylvania General Assembly

NamePennsylvania General Assembly
Coa PicSeal of Pennsylvania.svg
House TypeBicameral
House of Representatives
Leader1 TypePresident Pro Tem of the Senate
Leader1Joseph B. Scarnati
Election1January 2, 2007
Leader2 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader2Sam Smith
Election2January 4, 2011
House1House of Representatives
House2State Senate
Structure1Composition of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.svg
Structure1 Res275px
Structure2Composition of the Pennsylvania State Senate.svg
Structure2 Res210px
50 Senators
203 Representatives
Political Groups1  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
Political Groups2  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
Last Election1November 2, 2010
Last Election2November 2, 2010
Session RoomPennsylvania State Capitol Front Panorama.jpg
Session Res275px
Meeting PlacePennsylvania State Capitol

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The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The legislature convenes in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg. In colonial times (1682 � 1776), the legislature was known as the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly. Since the Constitution of 1776, written by American revolutionaries, the legislature has been known as the General Assembly. The General Assembly became a bicameral legislature in 1790.

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