HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Alabama House of Representatives is comprised of 105 members.
Each member represents a district of approximately 40,000 people.
The members of the House are elected to four-year terms. Members
of the House must be 21 at the time of their election, and must
have been citizens of Alabama for three years, having lived in
their respective districts for at least one year immediately
preceding their election. The Speaker of the House is a member
of the body and is elected by his colleagues to serve as the
All revenue raising matters must originate in the House just
as in the Congress of the United States. It takes a quorum to
conduct business, and a majority of a quorum can pass any bill
except a constitutional amendment, which requires a three-fifths
vote of all those elected. An appropriation to a non-government
organization such as a private college requires a two-thirds
vote of those elected.
Members of the House are paid a salary of ten dollars a day
plus expenses other than travel in the amount fixed by joint
resolution of the legislature.
On the seal of the House is found the Latin phrase "Vox
Populi." Translated, it means "voice of the people."
The House of Representatives is designed to be the one governmental
body that is the closest to the people.
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