Define Senate

Senate: The higher house of California’s Legislature comprising of 40 members. As an outcome of Proposition 140 (that is, 1990, term limits) and Proposition 28 (that is, 2012, limits on Legislators’ terms in office), members chosen in or after 2012 might serve 12-years in the Legislature in any combination of 4-year state Senate or 2-year state Assembly terms. Former to Proposition 28, the senate members could serve a highest of two four-year terms. The 20 members are chosen in every two years.

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