Georgia State Senate

Georgia State Senate
Georgia General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 9, 2017
Leadership
President
Casey Cagle (R)
Since January 8, 2007
Butch Miller (R)
Since December 14, 2017
Majority Leader
Bill Cowsert (R)
Since November 17, 2014
Minority Leader
Steve Henson (D)
Since June 20, 2011
Structure
Seats56
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Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Georgia Constitution
Salary$17,342/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(56 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(56 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
Georgia Capitol
Atlanta, www.senate.ga.gov

The Georgia State Senate is the upper house of the Georgia General Assembly (the state legislature of Georgia, USA).

Composition

According to the state constitution of 1983, this body is to be composed of no more than 56 members elected for two-year terms. Current state law provides for 56 members. Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years.

Senators must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Georgia for two years and their senatorial district for one year (preceding the election). The highest position in the Senate is the President of the Senate, a position currently held by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle. The second highest position is that of President Pro Tempore, currently held by Senator Butch Miller.

37 19
Republican Democratic
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of 152nd Assembly (2013) 38 18 56 0
Begin 153rd Assembly (2015) 38 18 56 0
End 153rd 39 17
Begin 154th Assembly (2017) 38 18 56 0
February 13, 2017[1] 37 55 1
June 2, 2017[2] 38 56 0
August 23, 2017[3] 17 55 1
August 29, 2017[4] 37 54 2
December 1, 2017[5] 36 53 3
December 5, 2017[6] 19 55 1
January 9, 2018[7] 37 56 0
Latest voting share 66% 34%