Indiana

Third Congressional District

Democratic Committee

Eligibility & Duties - Indiana Legislative

  • State Senator
    • Eligibility:  Limited to people at least 25 years old, who are US citizens at the time of the election, been a resident of Indiana for at least two years prior to the election, and an inhabitant of the district to be represented.
    • Term of Office:  Four years.
    • Salary:  Each member of the General Assembly is paid a salary of $11,600 per year. In addition, each receives an expense allowance of $117 per day during session and when attending interim study hearings or on other official business between sessions. When not in session or on official business, the representative receives $25 per day. Legislative leaders are paid additional allowances such as $6,500 for the president pro tempore of the Senate.
    • Duties:  Members of the Indiana General Assembly have broad powers to enact laws. They can decree the type and rate of taxes levied on the citizens and businesses, create and abolish agencies of state government, determine the budget for state operations and provisions of services, set rules for operation of local government and public schools, and authorize or prohibit local taxes.
  • State Representative
    • Eligibility:  Must be a U.S. citizen, reside in the state for two years and the district for one year. They also must be a registered voter in the district and be at least 21 years of age.
    • Term of Office:  Two years.
    • Salary:  Each member of the General Assembly is paid a salary of $11,600 per year. In addition, each receives an expense allowance of $112 per day during session and when attending interim study hearings or on other official business between sessions. When not in session or on official business, the representative receives $25 per day. Legislative leaders are paid additional allowances such as $6,500 for the Speaker of the House.
    • Duties:  Members of the Indiana General Assembly have broad powers to enact laws. They can decree the type and rate of taxes levied on the citizens and businesses, create and abolish agencies of state government, determine the budget for state operations and provisions of services, set rules for operation of local government and public schools, and authorize or prohibit local taxes.