Utah State Legislature - Structure and Organization

Structure and Organization

Further information: Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate

The Utah Legislature is a bicameral, partisan body composed of a lower chamber which is the Utah House of Representatives with 75 members, and upper chamber which is the Utah Senate, with 29 members. Senators serve four-year terms with half the seats in the Senate being up for election every two years and Representatives serve two-year terms with all the seats in the House being up for election every two years. Each body elects it own leadership and is responsible for determining its own rules of procedures.

The members of both houses of the Utah Legislature are elected on a partisan basis, and they conduct their proceedings including the elections of leadership according to membership in a party caucus. Currently, the state of Nebraska is the only state in the United States that is elected and conducted in a nonpartisan manner.

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