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The Colorado Legislature is the legislative body for the state government of Colorado, meaning that it has the power to pass, repeal, and modify legislation within Colorado. The Colorado Legislature is also known as the Colorado General Assembly. The Colorado Legislature is a bicameral institution, meaning that it consists of an upper house, known as the Colorado Senate, and a lower house, known as the Colorado House of Representatives.

The Colorado Legislature has 100 members in total, with 65 members of the Colorado Legislature belonging to the Colorado House of Representatives, while 35 members of the Colorado Legislature belong to the Colorado Senate.

By the Colorado law, the terms for the lower house of the Colorado Legislature are 2 years in length, while the terms for the upper house of the Colorado Legislature are 4 years in length. The actual elections for the upper house of the Colorado Legislature are staggered out such that the whole of the upper house is not elected in a single election, and half of the members of the upper house of the Colorado Legislature will not be up for election until the next election, two years later.

All the members of the lower house of the Colorado Legislature are up for election every two years. Members of the Colorado Legislature are not allowed to serve more than 8 consecutive years in office, but they can run again if they take a certain amount of time off from the position. Both members of the upper and lower house of the Colorado Legislature must wait 4 years before being able to run for the position again.

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