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  U.S. Senate
Vice presidents cannot vote in the Senate, except to break a tie, nor may they formally address the Senate, except with the senators' permission.
Initially vice presidents appointed senators to standing committees, regulated access to the galleries and supervised the keeping of the Senate Journal, but these duties were later removed.
Junior senators fill in as presiding officer when neither the vice president nor president pro tempore is on the Senate Floor.
www.senate.gov   (538 words)

 Minnesota Senate
Senate Session Notes - A listing of the day's actions on the floor
Senate Schedules - Committee meetings and Floor Session
Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis - Legal and Fiscal Issues and Information
www.senate.leg.state.mn.us   (263 words)

 California State Senate Encyclopedia Article @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Prior to 1968, state senate districts were restricted such that one county could only hold at most one seat.
The Senators representing the odd-numbered districts are elected in years evenly divisible by four.
The Senators from the even-numbered districts are elected in the intervening even-numbered years.
artoftexas.com /encyclopedia/California_State_Senate   (391 words)

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