California maintains a bicameral legislative system consisting of two houses: a lower house (the Assembly) and an upper house (the Senate). The California State Assembly has 80 members, each elected to serve two-year terms. Under the provisions of current term limits, each Assembly Member may serve a lifetime maximum of six years, or three terms. The California State Senate has 40 members, each elected to serve four-year terms. Under the provisions of current term limits, each Senator may serve a lifetime maximum of eight years, or two terms.
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