A state legislature is a legislative branch or body of a political subdivision in a federal system.
The following legislatures exist in the following political subdivisions:
- The legislative branches of each of the fifty state governments of the United States are known as state legislatures. Six territorial legislatures also exist.
- The legislative branches of the six states of Australia are known as state parliaments. In addition, two territorial parliaments exist.
- The legislative branches of the States of Brazil.
- The legislative branches of the States of India Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad.
- The legislative branches of the ten provinces of Canada are known as provincial legislative assemblies. Three territorial legislatures also exist.
- The legislative branches of the thirteen states of Malaysia are known as the state assemblies.
- The legislative branches of the sixteen states of Germany and the nine states of Austria are known as the Landtag.
- The central legislative body of any country that refers to itself by the term "state".
Famous quotes containing the words state and/or legislature:
“[T]he Congregational minister in a neighboring town definitely stated that the same spirit which drove the herd of swine into the sea drove the Baptists into the water, and that they were hurried along by the devil until the rite was performed.”
—For the State of Vermont, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“An ... important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.”
—John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)