Alabama State Information
Alabama is a Bicameral body that meets in its capital, Montgomery. That means both chambers work together to create laws. There are two chambers. A House and a Senate. Both chambers must agree on proposed legislation before it becomes law. Forty nine of our state legislatures are bicameral. One state is unicameral. That means they only have one chamber. That state is Nebraska.
In Alabama, House and Senate members serve four year terms and are all elected in the same cycle. The last election was 11/18, the next election will be 11/22. Their session begins the first tuesday in Feb. except in the first year of the four year term when they begin the first tuesday in March. In the fourth year, an election year it begins the second tuesday of January. Sessions meet for 30 meeting days that must be completed within 105 calendar days.
To run for the state legislature in Alabama the only requirement is you must be a resident of the district for one year prior to the election.
Alabama has thirty five Senators and one hundred five house members. The republicans control both chambers.