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Official names of state legislatures

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This page contains a table of all 50 states, and the naming conventions used to identify their legislative bodies.

Eight states use names other than "House of Representatives" for their state house. Those lower houses are:

Sixteen states use names other than "State Legislature" to refer to the House and Senate combined. Those states are:

Names of state legislatures

State Joint Legislature Upper House Lower House
Alabama Alabama State Legislature Alabama State Senate Alabama House of Representatives
Alaska Alaska State Legislature Alaska State Senate Alaska House of Representatives
Arizona Arizona State Legislature Arizona State Senate Arizona House of Representatives
Arkansas Arkansas General Assembly Arkansas State Senate Arkansas House of Representatives
California California State Legislature California State Senate California State Assembly
Colorado Colorado General Assembly Colorado State Senate Colorado House of Representatives
Connecticut Connecticut General Assembly Connecticut State Senate Connecticut House of Representatives
Delaware Delaware General Assembly Delaware State Senate Delaware House of Representatives
Florida Florida State Legislature Florida State Senate Florida House of Representatives
Georgia Georgia General Assembly Georgia State Senate Georgia House of Representatives
Hawaii Hawaii State Legislature Hawaii State Senate Hawaii House of Representatives
Idaho Idaho State Legislature Idaho State Senate Idaho House of Representatives
Illinois Illinois General Assembly Illinois State Senate Illinois House of Representatives
Indiana Indiana General Assembly Indiana State Senate Indiana House of Representatives
Iowa Iowa General Assembly Iowa State Senate Iowa House of Representatives
Kansas Kansas State Legislature Kansas State Senate Kansas House of Representatives
Kentucky Kentucky State Legislature Kentucky State Senate Kentucky House of Representatives
Louisiana Louisiana State Legislature Louisiana State Senate Louisiana House of Representatives
Maine Maine State Legislature Maine State Senate Maine House of Representatives
Maryland Maryland General Assembly Maryland State Senate Maryland House of Delegates
Massachusetts Massachusetts General Court Massachusetts State Senate Massachusetts House of Representatives
Michigan Michigan State Legislature Michigan State Senate Michigan House of Representatives
Minnesota Minnesota State Legislature Minnesota State Senate Minnesota House of Representatives
Mississippi Mississippi State Legislature Mississippi State Senate Mississippi House of Representatives
Missouri Missouri General Assembly Missouri State Senate Missouri House of Representatives
Montana Montana State Legislature Montana State Senate Montana House of Representatives
Nebraska Nebraska State Legislature Nebraska State Senate *Nebraska has no state house.
Nevada Nevada State Legislature Nevada State Senate Nevada State Assembly
New Hampshire New Hampshire General Court New Hampshire State Senate New Hampshire House of Representatives
New Jersey New Jersey State Legislature New Jersey State Senate New Jersey General Assembly
New Mexico New Mexico State Legislature New Mexico State Senate New Mexico House of Representatives
New York New York State Legislature New York State Senate New York State Assembly
North Carolina North Carolina General Assembly North Carolina State Senate North Carolina House of Representatives
North Dakota North Dakota Legislative Assembly North Dakota State Senate North Dakota House of Representatives
Ohio Ohio General Assembly Ohio State Senate Ohio House of Representatives
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Legislature Oklahoma State Senate Oklahoma House of Representatives
Oregon Oregon State Legislature Oregon State Senate Oregon House of Representatives
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania General Assembly Pennsylvania State Senate Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Rhode Island Rhode Island General Assembly Rhode Island State Senate Rhode Island House of Representatives
South Carolina South Carolina State Legislature South Carolina State Senate South Carolina House of Representatives
South Dakota South Dakota State Legislature South Dakota State Senate South Dakota House of Representatives
Tennessee Tennessee General Assembly Tennessee State Senate Tennessee House of Representatives
Texas Texas State Legislature Texas State Senate Texas House of Representatives
Utah Utah State Legislature Utah State Senate Utah House of Representatives
Vermont Vermont State Legislature Vermont State Senate Vermont House of Representatives
Virginia Virginia General Assembly Virginia State Senate Virginia House of Delegates
Washington Washington State Legislature Washington State Senate Washington House of Representatives
West Virginia West Virginia State Legislature West Virginia State Senate West Virginia House of Delegates
Wisconsin Wisconsin State Legislature Wisconsin State Senate Wisconsin State Assembly
Wyoming Wyoming State Legislature Wyoming State Senate Wyoming House of Representatives