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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC (HBO)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC (HBO)
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BC Legislature -Motion on BC Ferries
BC Legislature -Motion on BC Ferries
DATE: 2015/03/23::
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Uproar in the Mpumalanga legislature over a dress
Uproar in the Mpumalanga legislature over a dress
DATE: 2015/04/02::
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Video Glossary: Bicameral Legislature
Video Glossary: Bicameral Legislature
DATE: 2011/06/09::
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Julius Malema forcefully removed from Gauteng legislature
Julius Malema forcefully removed from Gauteng legislature
DATE: 2014/07/22::
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Taiwan Legislature Fight
Taiwan Legislature Fight
DATE: 2009/07/18::
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FORMAL OPENING OF THE LEGISLATURE
FORMAL OPENING OF THE LEGISLATURE
DATE: 2015/01/15::
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Texas Legislation
Texas Legislation
DATE: 2007/05/18::
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The Legislature Today 02/02/2015
The Legislature Today 02/02/2015
DATE: 2015/02/02::
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CBC: Winnipeg
CBC: Winnipeg's Secret Code (Manitoba's Masonic Legislature building)
DATE: 2008/11/26::
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Taiwanese Legislature Fight 3
Taiwanese Legislature Fight 3
DATE: 2007/05/12::
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TX GOVT 2306- Week 6 TX Legislature
TX GOVT 2306- Week 6 TX Legislature
DATE: 2015/02/23::
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Parliament punch-up: Huge fight erupts among MPs in Ukraine legislature
Parliament punch-up: Huge fight erupts among MPs in Ukraine legislature
DATE: 2012/05/24::
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The Nigerian Legislature and Bill | Seriously Speaking With Adesuwa
The Nigerian Legislature and Bill | Seriously Speaking With Adesuwa
DATE: 2015/03/26::
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++COMPLETE++ hurricane chris at the louisiana legislature halle berry  she
++COMPLETE++ hurricane chris at the louisiana legislature halle berry she's fine
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A bipartisan group of legislators won
A bipartisan group of legislators won't give up on Oregon
DATE: 2011/04/01::
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Bill pending in state legislature to legalize marijuana
Bill pending in state legislature to legalize marijuana
DATE: 2015/04/08::
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Hawaii State Legislature opening day 2015
Hawaii State Legislature opening day 2015
DATE: 2015/01/21::
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TX State Legislature 101 w/ Bill Zedler
TX State Legislature 101 w/ Bill Zedler
DATE: 2014/11/25::
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Somalia Civic education film  The Legislature
Somalia Civic education film The Legislature
DATE: 2014/01/10::
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Jeffrey Deskovic Speaks to the New York State Legislature on the Board of Parole
Jeffrey Deskovic Speaks to the New York State Legislature on the Board of Parole
DATE: 2014/01/09::
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Things got a little loud in the Illinois State Legislature Tuesday
Things got a little loud in the Illinois State Legislature Tuesday
DATE: 2013/05/09::
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FPA WEB TV: OPENING OF 53RD LEGISLATURE
FPA WEB TV: OPENING OF 53RD LEGISLATURE
DATE: 2015/01/12::
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Covering the Legislature: Reporting Words
Covering the Legislature: Reporting Words
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Mike Bost Passionate Fight for 2nd Amendment to Illinois Legislature
Mike Bost Passionate Fight for 2nd Amendment to Illinois Legislature
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Mock Legislature
Mock Legislature
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State Legislature Corruption
State Legislature Corruption
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The National Legislature
The National Legislature
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The Legislature Today 01/29/2015
The Legislature Today 01/29/2015
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The Legislature Today: Live Floor Session
The Legislature Today: Live Floor Session
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Dr. Morse to WA Legislature: "History Will Not Be Kind To You!"
Dr. Morse to WA Legislature: "History Will Not Be Kind To You!"
DATE: 2012/01/27::
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Opening Day at the Legislature 2015 - Kaleikoa Ka
Opening Day at the Legislature 2015 - Kaleikoa Ka'eo
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ANC staged a walk out in the Western Cape Legislature
ANC staged a walk out in the Western Cape Legislature
DATE: 2014/12/02::
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Jubilee Legislature asks CORD for support against al Shabaab attacks
Jubilee Legislature asks CORD for support against al Shabaab attacks
DATE: 2015/04/12::
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May 30, 2011 BC Legislature Question Period
May 30, 2011 BC Legislature Question Period
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84th Texas Legislature Election Sermon
84th Texas Legislature Election Sermon
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The Legislature Today 01/22/2015
The Legislature Today 01/22/2015
DATE: 2015/01/22::
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Gauteng legislature declared
Gauteng legislature declared 'national key point' due to EFF protest
DATE: 2014/07/22::
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UK Parliament Open Lecture - The Legislature and the Executive
UK Parliament Open Lecture - The Legislature and the Executive
DATE: 2013/05/17::
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EFF members forcefully removed from the Gauteng Legislature
EFF members forcefully removed from the Gauteng Legislature
DATE: 2014/07/01::
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CYRIL ALLEN BLAMES LEGISLATURE FOR WOES
CYRIL ALLEN BLAMES LEGISLATURE FOR WOES
DATE: 2014/05/17::
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WTF Hurricane Chris Performs Halle Berry At Lousiana State Legislature Session
WTF Hurricane Chris Performs Halle Berry At Lousiana State Legislature Session
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Malema hurt in fracas at Gauteng Legislature
Malema hurt in fracas at Gauteng Legislature
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A Look Back at the Wyoming Legislature
A Look Back at the Wyoming Legislature
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Business Law 2.2: The Legislature
Business Law 2.2: The Legislature
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BC Legislature
BC Legislature's Question Period: ESL Matters
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Opening day of the Eighty-eighth Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Opening day of the Eighty-eighth Session of the Minnesota Legislature
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Olive Crane removed from the legislature
Olive Crane removed from the legislature
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ABR VI and Monarch Energy Testify Before the Virgin Islands 30th Legislature
ABR VI and Monarch Energy Testify Before the Virgin Islands 30th Legislature
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US Congress: The most corrupt and unrepresentative legislature on earth
US Congress: The most corrupt and unrepresentative legislature on earth
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A legislature is a state's way of making laws-making organization, usually associated with national government, that has the power to enact, amend, and repeal public policy. Legislatures observe and steer governing actions and usually have exclusive authority to amend the budget or budgets involved in the process. The most common names for national legislatures are "parliament" and "congress", although these terms have more specific meanings.

Terminology[edit]

Because members of legislatures usually sit together in a specific room to deliberate, seats in that room may be assigned exclusively to members of the legislature. In parliamentary language, the term "seat" is sometimes used to mean that someone is a member of a legislature. For example, to say that a legislature has 100 "seats" means that there are 100 members of the legislature; and saying that someone is "contesting a seat" means they are trying to be elected as a member of the legislature. By extension, the term "seat" is often used in less formal contexts to refer to an electoral district itself, as, for example, in the phrases "safe seat" and "marginal seat".

In parliamentary systems of government, the executive is responsible to the legislature which may remove it with a vote of no confidence. According to the separation of powers doctrine, the legislature in a presidential system is considered an independent and coequal branch of government along with both the judiciary and the executive.[1]

Institutional framework[edit]

A legislature creates a complex interaction between individual members, political parties, committees, rules of parliamentary procedure, and informal norms.

Chambers[edit]

A legislature is composed of one or more deliberative assemblies that separately debate and vote upon bills. These assemblies are normally known as chambers or houses. A legislature with only one house is a unicameral legislature, while a bicameral legislature possesses two separate chambers, usually described as an "upper house" and a "lower house". These usually differ in the duties and powers they exercise – the upper house being more revisionary or advisory in parliamentary systems – and the methods used for the selection of members. Tricameral legislatures are rare; the Massachusetts Governor's Council still exists, but the most recent national example existed in the waning years of caucasian-minority rule in South Africa.

In presidential systems, the powers of the two houses are often similar or equal, while in federations, the upper house typically represents the federation's component states. This is a case with the supranational legislature of the European Union. The upper house may either contain the delegates of state governments – as in the European Union and in Germany and, before 1913, in the United States – or be elected according to a formula that grants equal representation to states with smaller populations, as is the case in Australia and the United States since 1913. In the United States the legislative branch is split into the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Notes and references[edit]

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