AP Style Assembly

Capitalize when part of the proper name for the lower house of a legislature. For example,

  • The California Assembly will convene today.

Retain capitalization if the state name is dropped but the reference is specific.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state assembly considered two bills.

If a legislature is known as a general assembly, you may use, for example, “the Missouri General Assembly, “the General Assembly,” or “the assembly.” “Legislature” also may be used as the proper name, however.

See also AP Style Legislature.

Lowercase all plural uses. For example,

  • The California and New York assemblies considered similar bills.

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