New York State Senate
The Senate of New York (New York State Senate ) is the upper house of the New York Legislature, the legislature of the U.S. state of New York.
The Constitution of New York provides for a varying number of members in the Senate. Currently, the chamber of parliament from 62 senators is composed, representing an electoral district respectively. The senators are elected for two -year terms; limiting the terms of office does not exist. The meeting room of the Senate is located together with the State Assembly in New York State Capitol in the capital Albany.
Structure of the chamber
President of the Senate is the acting vice governor, respectively. At votes he only participates to bring about a decision in stalemates. In the absence of the Vice- Governor of the respective President pro tempore stands in front of the plenary sessions. This is elected by the majority party of the Senate and later confirmed by the chamber. Other important office holders are the Majority Leader ( Majority Leader ) and the leader of the opposition (minority leader), who are elected by their respective party meetings.