18 - Legislative: Basics A. Overview -has 2 chambers that...

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Legislative: Basics A. Overview -has 2 chambers that don’t act in same way as national chambers. House and senate. They were designed to pass laws and present the budget. B. Membership a. In each chamber is made up of people elected from districts. Nothing to do with parishes. House 105 and senate 39. they don’t overlap. Single member districts are drawn in practice by their own membership. At least every 10 years after a census, the house and the senate are both supposed to draw equal population districts and pass that as a bill. In legal practice, drawing district lines, the senate draws its line and the house draws its. They protect themselves. In areas of the state where populations have decrease (ex. NO) representatives will have to give up their districts. Ex. 10 seats form NO but after Katrina, may only have 7 seats. b. Term limits were put into effect, because incumbents very getting reelected and reelected because they draw their own lines. C. Sessions
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2009 for the course POLI 2056 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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