Skip to Main Content

Guide to Law Online: U.S. Maine


Maine has a bicameral legislature, named the Maine State Legislature, which consists of the Maine House of Representatives and the Maine Senate. The House has 151 members representing 151 districts, with members serving a two-year term. The Maine House of Representatives also has three non-voting seats set aside for a representative from the Penobscot Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and the Houlton Band of Maliseets. The Senate has 35 members representing 35 districts, each serving a two-year term. Members of the Maine State Legislature can serve up to four consecutive terms, with no term limits.