Originally the State Senate met in a chamber on the second floor of the Capitol.

The current Senate occupies a room on the third floor that once housed the State Library.

The room was converted into the senate by 1913.

Mahogany paneling, a red carpet with a large State Seal, ornate stenciling, star shaped stained glass windows and the famous "Charter Oak Chair" decorate the room.

Photo of Senate Chamber

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Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.

The thirty-six senators sit at desks arranged in a circle according to their districts.

The Lieutenant Governor presides over the Chamber.

State senators are elected for a two-year term with no term limits.