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What are some important facts about the Massachusetts House of Representatives?

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives is required to meet every 72 hours, year-round, to consider legislation. These meetings can be formal or informal. There are no term limits for legislators.

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives is made up of 160 members who represent districts that each contain about 40,000 people. A legislative session lasts two years, and a speaker of the house is elected at the beginning of a session.

The legislators meet in the Massachusetts State House, which is located on Beacon Street in Boston. At one point, the House of Representatives had 749 members, when Maine was part of Massachusetts.

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