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


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.