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About State Legislatures

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Legislatures at a Glance

View a tool that provides a snapshot of each state legislature’s partisan composition, gender and racial composition, and leadership. It also contains general state information.

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2021 Seminar on HR Management in State Legislatures

Find all of the information you need to attend the 2021 National Seminar on Human Resource Management in State Legislatures which is taking place in Alexandria, VA, Oct. 14-16, 2021.

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ABOUT STATE LEGISLATURES

About State Legislatures

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Continuity of Legislature During Emergency

NCSL has compiled information for legislatures to consider in developing or reviewing a continuity of government plan. 

 

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Staff Snapshots: Jackie Little

Jackie Little is the human resources director for the Maine Legislature. For its “Staff Snapshots” series, State Legislatures News is asking legislative staff about their role in the legislature. If you’d like to suggest a staffer for this series, please email Holly South at NCSL.

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2021 State Legislative Session Calendar

Find out the 2021 state legislative session dates: when state sessions begin, adjourn and convene for special sessions.

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Legislator's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

Now available online! This guide provides basic parliamentary information in an easy-to-read format. It is not a comprehensive parliamentary manual nor does it cover every nuance of legislative procedure. Rather, it serves as a primer on parliamentary fundamentals.  

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