- Wyoming Senate
The Wyoming Senate is the
upper houseof the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 30 Senators in the Senate, representing an equal amount of constituencies across Wyoming, each with a population of at least 17,000. The Senate meets at the Wyoming State Capitolin Cheyenne.
Members of the Senate serve four year terms without
term limits. Term limits were declared unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Courtin 2004, overturning a decade-old law that had restricted Senators to three terms (twelve years).
upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S. Senate, the Wyoming Senate can confirm or reject gubernatorial appointments to the state cabinet, commissions, boards, or justices to the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Wyoming, along with Arizona, Maine, and Oregon, is one of the four U.S. states to have abolished the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, a position which for most upper houses of state legislatures and indeed for the U.S. Congress(with the Vice President) is the head of the legislative body. Instead, a separate position of Senate President is in place, removed from the Wyoming executive branch.
The current Senate President is Republican
John Schifferof District 22 (Kaycee).
Make-up of the Senate
Wyoming State Capitol
*Wyoming State Legislature
Wyoming House of Representatives
* [http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/members/sen.htm Wyoming Senate]
* [http://www.vote-smart.org/official_state_legislator.php?type=office&state_id=WY&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart - State Senate of Wyoming]
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