NC General Assembly

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Purpose of NC General Assembly

The General assembly drafts and legislates the state laws of NC. The General Assembly is a bicameral legislature. It consist of the NC House of Representatives and the NC Senate.

Terms

Legislators in both houses serve for two years.

NC Senate

The Senate has 50 members. Though its members represent districts that are larger than those of their colleagues in the House of Reps, its powers are no greater. According to the state constitution the senate is also the "Court for the trial of Impeachment's.

NC House of Reps

The 120 members of the House of Reps are led by a speaker who holds power similar to those of the Senate president pro-term. The constitution specifies that no elected official shall be under the age of 21 years of age and that no elected official may deny the existence of God
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