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A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature or parliament. The name comes from the ancient Roman Senate (Latin: Senatus), so-called as an assembly of the senior (Latin: senex meaning "the elder" or "the old one") and therefore allegedly wiser and more experienced members of the society or ruling class.
Thus, the literal meaning of the word "senate" is: Assembly of Elders.
Many countries have an assembly named a senate, composed of senators who may be elected, appointed, have inherited the title, or gained membership by other methods, depending on the country. Modern senates typically serve to provide a chamber of "sober second thought" to consider legislation passed by a lower house, whose members are usually elected.

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  1. CountryGent

    Oregon  Senate Democrats Appear To Give Up Gun Control, Vaccine Bills To Get GOP Back

    Being reported on OPB: Senate Democrats Appear To Give Up Gun Control, Vaccine Bills To Get GOP Back
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    Oregon  Senate Bill 1046: Back up plan for Walmart, Bimart, Dicks get out of jail free card?

    This strange bill, SB 1046, is having a public hearing and possible work session on Monday. It has an emergency declaration which is odd. I am wondering if this is a back up plan for Sections 1-3 in SB 978 in case that bill is not passed. Does anybody know if Sen. Prozanski has taken money from...
  3. A

    Washington  Senate Bill 5061 "Untraceable" Firearms Ban.

    I don't know if this bill will pass but it won't surprise me if it does: Washington State Legislature Washingtonians consider yourselves lucky even if SB 5061 does pass. In Oregon we have a similiar ban buried in SB 978-5. Our law does not grandfather in firearms like your bill does. Possession...
  4. awshoot

    Washington  WA Senate Problem

    The senate in the Federal gov't gives each state two votes regardless of population. This helps mitigate tyranny of the majority. We don't have that in WA -- we have equally populous legislative districts where each district gets 1 senator and 2 reps. Here's a map...
  5. aksu747

    Other State  Missouri Senate Bans All Federal Gun Control Laws in Proposed Bill

    Just found this today every state need to follow suit, all gun laws are unconstitutional and should not be enforced. Source: Missouri Senate Bans All Federal Gun Control Laws in Proposed Bill A stipulation of the newly passed bill states: “All federal acts, laws, executive orders...
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    Washington  Wa senate bill 5174

    The concealed carry bill under consideration by the Washington State Senate has been "moved to the X file" according to a legislative web site. Does anyone know what that means ? Tabled, delayed or won't get to the floor for a vote ?
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    Washington  Today, 2/21/19, 10AM Senate Committee, TV Link

    Good morning, 10 AM this morning, senate committee to VOTE on SB5434, expanding 'Gun Free Zones' (including where CPL holders can NOT carry): Televised Link: watch – TVW, Washington States' Public Affairs Network Take Action, make your voice heard: NRA-ILA | Washington: Hearing for Bill to...
  8. RicInOR

    National  S42 A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

    S42 | US Congress 2019-2020 | Background Check Expansion Act | TrackBill (Also SB42) Private Party Sales. How a Freedom Becomes a Felony An excerpt: "... the pending bills are an unconstitutional expansion of congressional power specified in the Commerce Clause of Article 1, Section 8 of the...
  9. Dungannon

    Ex-astronaut running for Arizona senate

    Gabby Giffords husbando_O Ex-astronaut launches Senate bid in Arizona
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    Senate Committee Executive Session/Votes 10AM Today!! 1/24/19

    The Senate Committee on Law & Just-us is having an executive meeting today!! (1/24/19) at 10AM, where anti guns measures are expected to be brought up for vote. No ramrodding/fast tracking (with minimal public input) as much as possible here...:rolleyes: NRA-ILA | Washington: Votes Scheduled...
  11. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  Senate Bill 5 shooting range liability

    Makes shooting range and person discharging firearm at shooting range strictly liable for injuries resulting from bullets that stray outside boundaries of shooting range. Allows injured person to bring civil action against city or county that fails to regulate shooting range after having notice...
  12. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  SB501 permit required to own guns, 20 rounds per month limit, bans mags over 5 rounds

    Senate Bill 501 Requires person to secure permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm. "May issue" by the Sheriff. Restricts ammunition receipt to 20 rounds within 30-day period. Prohibits transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party until latter of 14 days or Department of...
  13. Caveman Jim

    Bill to make it easier to kill sea lions clears Senate hurdle

    Well it's about bubblegumming time!!!:mad::mad::mad: Bill to make it easier to kill sea lions clears Senate hurdle
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    National  Anti-gun Senate candidates lost; NRA sues NY state over making Carry Guard insurance illegal

    2 Breitbart articles: Republicans Make Senate Gains as America Rejects Gun Control Again NRA Suit Against New York Can Proceed on First Amendment Grounds
  15. Joe Link

    Washington  U.S. Senate candidates debate taxes, guns, civility

    U.S. Senate candidates debate taxes, guns, civility
  16. Joe Link

    National  Senate Dems introduce bill to block release of 3D printed gun blueprints

    Senate Dems introduce bill to block release of 3D printed gun blueprints
  17. Joe Link

    Other State  Missouri Senate candidate giving away machine that can print untraceable guns

    Missouri Senate candidate giving away machine that can print untraceable guns
  18. Tony617

    Other State  California Senate panel moves to restrict police use of force

    California Senate panel moves to restrict police use of force