Oct 19, 2019
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019
A Louisiana State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Louisiana State Legislature. Louisiana has 39 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 119,230 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Louisiana senator serves a four-year term, with a limit of three terms. The salary of the position is $16,800 per year in addition to a $6,000 year expense allowance and a $150 per diem for every day in session.