Boys State Legislative Bodies


The Boys State legislature is bicameral.  That is, it is made up of two chambers: a Senate and a House of Representatives.  There are 16 members in the Senate and 48 members of the House of Representatives in Boys State.


It is the duty of the legislature to make general laws for the state.  A majority of the members elected to and serving in each house constitutes a quorum for carrying on the business of each house.  Absent members can be compelled to attend the meetings.


If any emergency arises, that the governor considers important enough, he can call the legislature into special session.  Such special sessions can consider only the issue for which the governor called them into session, or such issues as are submitted by him by special message to the legislature.


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