State Legislature

A state legislature is a legislative branch or body of a political subdivision in a federal system.

The following legislatures exist in the following political subdivisions:

  • The legislative branches of each of the fifty state governments of the United States are known as state legislatures. Six territorial legislatures also exist.
  • The legislative branches of the six states of Australia are known as state parliaments. In addition, two territorial parliaments exist.
  • The legislative branches of the States of Brazil.
  • The legislative branches of the States of India Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad.
  • The legislative branches of the ten provinces of Canada are known as provincial legislative assemblies. Three territorial legislatures also exist.
  • The legislative branches of the thirteen states of Malaysia are known as the state assemblies.
  • The legislative branches of the sixteen states of Germany and the nine states of Austria are known as the Landtag.
  • The central legislative body of any country that refers to itself by the term "state".

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