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Laws and Legislation

California State Legislature

The California State Legislature consists of two houses, the Assembly (80 members), and the Senate (40 members).  Members of each house are elected by the people in the districts they represent and are held to term limits.

California Ballot Initiatives

Ballot initiatives are legislation brought either by the legislature, or citizens (after gathering the required number of signatures), and voted on in statewide general elections.


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