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Vermont Senate

NameVermont State Senate
LegislatureVermont General Assembly
Coa PicVermont state seal.svg
Session RoomVSHSenate14.jpg
House TypeUpper house
Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 5, 2011
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Phillip Scott
Election1January 6, 2011
Leader2 TypePresident pro Tempore
Leader2John F. Campbell
Election2January 5, 2011
Leader3 TypeMajority Leader
Leader3William Carris
Election3January 5, 2011
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4William T. Doyle
Election4January 3, 2007
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(30 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(30 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Term Length2 years
AuthoritySection 7, Legislative Department, Vermont Constitution
Salary$636/week + per diem
Political Groups1Democratic Party (20)
Republican Party (8)
Progressive Party (2)
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber,
Vermont State Capitol
Montpelier, Vermont

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The Vermont Senate is the upper house of the Vermont General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Vermont. The Senate consists of 30 members. Senate districting divides the 30 members into three single-member districts, six two-member districts, three three-member districts, and one six-member district. Each Senator represents at least 20,300 citizens. Senators are elected to two-year terms, and there is no limit to the number of terms that a Senator may serve.

As in other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Senate is reserved with special functions such as confirming or rejecting gubernatorial appointments to executive departments, the state cabinet, commissions, boards, and electing members to the Vermont Supreme Court.

The Vermont Senate meets at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.

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