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Arkansas General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo.
Type Bicameral
Houses Senate
House of Representatives
President of the Senate Bill Halter, (D)
since January 9, 2007
Speaker of the House Benny C. Petrus, (D)
since January 12, 2007
Members 135
Political groups Democratic Party
Green Party of Arkansas
Republican Party
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock.jpg
Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock

The Arkansas General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The legislature is a bicameral body composed of the upper house Arkansas Senate with 35 members, and the lower Arkansas House of Representatives with 100 members. All 135 representatives and state senators represent an equal amount of constituent districts. The General Assembly convenes on the second Monday of every other year. A session lasts for 60 days unless the legislature votes to extend it. The Governor of Arkansas can issue a "call" for a special session during the interims between regular sessions. The General Assembly meets at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.

Terms and term limits

Amendment 73 of the Arkansas Constitution, approved by voters in the 1992 state general elections, prohibits members of the House from serving more than three two-year terms (six years) and more than two four-year terms for Senate members (eight years).

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