Interesting Facts about the General Assembly in the State of Maryland of the United States of America Maryland is located in the region of Mid-Atlantic and is basically recognized as one of the smallest state of the country of the United States of America, and it is basically bordered by the different states of the said country, such as the state of Delaware to its east, the state of Pennsylvania to its north, and the state of West Virginia, Washington D.C. and Virginia to its south and west. The US state of Maryland’s largest city is the city of Baltimore, and its capital city is called as the city of Annapolis. The state of Maryland is basically called in various nicknames, like the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State, for the basic reason that this specific state is categorized as the birthplace of religious freedom of United States of America. The government system of the state of Maryland is basically similar with the government systems of the other states in the country of the United States of America, and such government is typically administered and conducted according to the constitution of the said country. The general assembly of the state of Maryland is composed of the state legislature and legislative body of the said state and that convenes and opened within the State House of the state’s capital city. The Maryland general assembly is also defined as a bicameral body, which include the upper chamber, which is composed of representatives and the senates, and the lower chamber which is composed of the house of delegates and elected representatives. During election time, the functions of these two houses include establishing rules for the conduct of its business, judging the qualifications of each of their members, and expelling or punishing their members. In order to be qualified in the delegate and senatorial position, the aspiring officials or politicians needs to be a resident of the state of Maryland for at least a year prior to the election time, the qualified age for a senator should be at least twenty-five years of age, while for a delegate is at least twenty-one years of age, and lastly, is that they should be a citizen of Maryland. Each of the elected officials will basically work in a four-year term, but in instances wherein the position will be unoccupied due to a member’s resignation, death or disqualification, the one who has the power to assign a new member to occupy the said position is called as the governor. The official who led the lower chamber or the house of the delegates is called as the speaker, while in the upper chamber or the house of the senator is called as the president, and these leaders have their own responsibilities duties and prerogatives the allows and enables them to have an influence in the legislation process.