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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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Civics - 1. Union Legislature
Civics - 1. Union Legislature
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Video Glossary: Bicameral Legislature
Video Glossary: Bicameral Legislature
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BC Legislature -Motion on BC Ferries
BC Legislature -Motion on BC Ferries
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1 Union Legislature
1 Union Legislature
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FORMAL OPENING OF THE LEGISLATURE
FORMAL OPENING OF THE LEGISLATURE
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Julius Malema forcefully removed from Gauteng legislature
Julius Malema forcefully removed from Gauteng legislature
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The Legislature Today 02/02/2015
The Legislature Today 02/02/2015
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Texas Legislation
Texas Legislation
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Taiwanese Legislature Fight 3
Taiwanese Legislature Fight 3
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Taiwan Legislature Fight
Taiwan Legislature Fight
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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
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A bipartisan group of legislators won
A bipartisan group of legislators won't give up on Oregon
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Covering the Legislature: Reporting Words
Covering the Legislature: Reporting Words
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Mock Legislature
Mock Legislature
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CBC: Winnipeg
CBC: Winnipeg's Secret Code (Manitoba's Masonic Legislature building)
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Hawaii State Legislature opening day 2015
Hawaii State Legislature opening day 2015
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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
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Somalia Civic education film  The Legislature
Somalia Civic education film The Legislature
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FPA WEB TV: OPENING OF 53RD LEGISLATURE
FPA WEB TV: OPENING OF 53RD LEGISLATURE
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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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State Legislature Corruption
State Legislature Corruption
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The Legislature Today 01/29/2015
The Legislature Today 01/29/2015
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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
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May 30, 2011 BC Legislature Question Period
May 30, 2011 BC Legislature Question Period
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Kolar MLA
Kolar MLA's Skip Congress Legislature Party Meeting
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84th Texas Legislature Election Sermon
84th Texas Legislature Election Sermon
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BC Legislature
BC Legislature's Question Period: ESL Matters
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EFF invade Gauteng legislature chambers
EFF invade Gauteng legislature chambers
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The Legislature Today 01/22/2015
The Legislature Today 01/22/2015
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ANC staged a walk out in the Western Cape Legislature
ANC staged a walk out in the Western Cape Legislature
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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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Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Gauteng Provincial Legislature
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Arizona Legislature Debates God-Given Rights
Arizona Legislature Debates God-Given Rights
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Orange County Legislature
Orange County Legislature
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TX State Legislature 101 w/ Bill Zedler
TX State Legislature 101 w/ Bill Zedler
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Know Your New Mexico Legislature
Know Your New Mexico Legislature
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B.C.  jihadi praised Allah after planting bombs at legislature
B.C. jihadi praised Allah after planting bombs at legislature
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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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Chaos at Gauteng legislature as EFF sit-in turns violent
Chaos at Gauteng legislature as EFF sit-in turns violent
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Gauteng legislature declared
Gauteng legislature declared 'national key point' due to EFF protest
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Chapter 23 The Texas Legislature
Chapter 23 The Texas Legislature
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UK Parliament Open Lecture - The Legislature and the Executive
UK Parliament Open Lecture - The Legislature and the Executive
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CYRIL ALLEN BLAMES LEGISLATURE FOR WOES
CYRIL ALLEN BLAMES LEGISLATURE FOR WOES
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Maiden Speech in the Alberta Legislature
Maiden Speech in the Alberta Legislature
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Business Law 2.2: The Legislature
Business Law 2.2: The Legislature
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School at the Legislature
School at the Legislature
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First Day of the 2015 Texas Legislature
First Day of the 2015 Texas Legislature
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A Look Back at the Wyoming Legislature
A Look Back at the Wyoming Legislature
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The National Legislature
The National Legislature
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A legislature is a state's internal decision-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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