Nov 06, 2018
Dec 03, 2017 - Mar 06, 2018
Made up of 105 members, the Alabama House of Representatives is the lower house of the Alabama bicameral State Legislature. Each Alabama State Representative is elected for a 4 year term and represents one of 105 districts each with a population of about 40,000 residents. Like Members of the Senate, State Representatives take office at midnight of the day they were elected. Unlike the Senate, however, all revenue raising legislation must originate in the House. The House has 31 standing committees, which span from agriculture, to public saftey, to ways and means general fund. The Speaker of the House is the preciding officer of the House. Primary responsibilities of a Representative include: enacting laws, overseeing programs enacted by the executive branch, holding hearings on policies, allocating funds to pay for the daily workings of the state, and redistricting in collaboration with other Representatives and the Senate. Alabama State Legislators have a fixed annual compensation for each member at the meian annual household income in the state, making the current rate of compensation $42,830 per year.