AZ Legislative Basics


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Arizona has 30 legislative districts, each represented by one state senator and two representatives.

How does the Legislature work?

The majority party (currently Republican) elects leadership for the Senate and the House, including the Senate President and the Speaker of the House. The majority party also creates committee assignments. This means the majority party is able to control which bills are heard (and which bills are not heard). 

How does the Legislature work?

How does the Legislature work?

For a list of committees and leadership, click here.

The minority party elects its own leadership but holds significantly less power since it cannot make decisions on bill assignments or committees. 

Find out how a bill becomes a law. Read here (https://www.sosaznetwork.org/bill-to-law/). 

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