Which state has a unicameral legislature?


Quick Answer

Nebraska is the only state in the country to have a unicameral legislature, which means that the legislative body is made up of only one house. Nebraska voters chose this option in 1934, and it took effect in 1937.

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The single house is referred to as Nebraska's senate, and its 49 members are called senators. When a bill comes before the senate, it goes to committee and through three rounds of debate before the general body prior to its final dispensation. The unicameral legislature is also non-partisan. The two candidates who receive the highest number of votes in a primary square off in the general election.

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