The Senate shall be composed of 50 Senators, biennially chosen by ballot.
History Note. - The provisions of this section are similar to those of Art. II, § 3, Const. 1868.
Defeated Amendment Proposals. - An amendment proposed by Session Laws 1981, c. 504, s. 1, and defeated at the election held June 29, 1982, would have provided that Senators be chosen quadrennially.
An amendment proposed by Session Laws 1985, c. 768, s. 11, and defeated at the primary election held on May 6, 1986, would have added "Except that there shall be no election in 1988, and elections shall be conducted in 1989 and biennially thereafter" at the end of the section.