The Legislature of California is composed of a Senate consisting of 40 State Senators who are elected for a maximum of two four-year terms and an Assembly of 80 members, each elected for no more than three two-year terms. Such a legislature, composed of two houses, is called 'bicameral,' while a legislature with only one house is known as 'unicameral.' California employs the bicameral system.
Members of the Senate and Assembly must be over 18 years of age and be citizens of the United States and of California.
There are 40 Senate Districts and 80 Assembly Districts representing the people of the State of California.