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State Senators and Representatives: There are 36 state senators; each represents about 100,000 people in their district. There are 151 representatives; each represents about 22,000 people. Connecticut legislators are elected during even-numbered years and serve two-year terms with no term limits. As of September 12, 2023, Democrats maintained a 98-53 margin in the House and a 24-12 advantage in the Senate.* Find your senator and rep here
Legislative Session: Connecticut has a part-time legislature (though you can reach out to your lawmakers anytime!). Odd-numbered years run January to June and focus on passing the state budget, while even-numbered years run February to May. During the first half of session, the House and Senate usually only meet one day a week, but daily near the end. The rest of the time, your reps attend committee meetings and hearings.
Committees: There are 26 committees ranging from Environment to Transportation, from Public Health to Energy & Technology. Committees hold public hearings, listen to testimony, and send legislation on to the full General Assembly for a final vote. See all committees and members here