New Jersey General Assembly

The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, the legislature of the U.S. state of New Jersey.

The chamber of parliament is made up of 80 members, with two deputies represent an electoral district. Each of these units includes a fixed average rate of 210 359 inhabitants ( 2000). Deputies are elected for two -year terms and elections are always held it in odd years. A person who wants to be elected to the New Jersey General Assembly must, the 21 years of age and have lived for at least two years in New Jersey. Furthermore, one must be a resident of the electoral district. The assembly is aligned on a part time basis so that usually investigate many of the members of each sideline. Some of the members also hold political office. In addition, no restriction of terms exists.

The meeting room of the assembly is located together with the State Senate in New Jersey State House in the capital, Trenton.

Structure of the chamber

Chairman of the Assembly is the Speaker. He is initially elected by the majority faction of the chamber before the confirmation by the whole Parliament follows. The Speaker is also responsible for the course of legislation and monitors the shutdowns in the various committees. Other important office holders are the Majority Leader ( Majority Leader ) and the leader of the opposition (minority leader), who are elected by the respective fractions.


Important members