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The Arizona State Legislature is the legislative body of Arizona, which means that it holds responsibility towards passing bills and laws within Arizona. The Arizona Legislature is a bicameral institution, which means that it consists of an upper house and a lower house. The upper house of the Arizona State Legislature is the Senate, while the lower house of the Arizona State Legislature is the House of Representatives.

There are 90 members of the Arizona Legislature in total, with 60 of these members of the Arizona Legislature belonging to the House of Representatives, and 30 members of the Arizona Legislature belonging to the Arizona Senate. Each of the members of the upper house of the Arizona State Legislature is elected from a single district.

The same 30 districts are used for the lower house of the Arizona Legislature, however, and two representatives are elected from each district to the Arizona House of Representatives. All of the members of the Arizona legislature serve two year terms.

No member of the Arizona Legislature may serve for more than four consecutive terms, or 8 years. This does not mean, however, that members of the Arizona State Legislature may only serve for 8 years in total, as they may serve any number of non-consecutive terms. This also means that a member of the Arizona State Legislature who serves for 8 years can take two years off, and then serve another term. The Arizona State Legislature meets in the Capitol Complex located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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