(law) The period of time in which a group of legislatorselected together in a general election are able to enact legislation; usually one year if general elections are conducted annually, or two years if general elections are conducted biennially.
Legislative-session Sentence Examples
The length of the legislative session is forty-five days, but it may be extended by a vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house.
The reapportionment of congressional, senatorial and representative districts is made in the first legislative session after the state census, which has been taken in every tenth year since 1865.
The deputies are elected by direct suffrage for the legislative session of three years, and have the same immunities from legal process as the senators.
The legislative session of 1892, during which four changes of ministry took place, was protracted to eight months chiefly by her determination to carry through the opium and lottery bills and to have a pliable cabinet.
The legislative session usually lasts from April to December.