the assembly of elected members (currently 79 in B.C.). Often referred to as "the House", a reference to the British House of Commons. The Legislative Assembly is one of the three branches of government, along with the executive and the judiciary. The Assembly is responsible for debating and approving the legislation and budget initiatives of the executive branch, which is represented in the Legislative Assembly by the Cabinet.
The "lower house" of the Parliament of Victoria, which is modelled on the House of Commons in Westminster in the United Kingdom. The Assembly is the seat of Government, where the Party or Parties with a majority form Government and thereby have control over Executive Government through control of the Victorian Public Service via the appointment of Ministers. The Assembly is the only Chamber in which financial bills can be introduced, but other bills can be introduced in either Chamber.
During the French Revolution, the Legislative Assembly was the legislature of France from October 1 1791 to September 1792. It provided the focus of political debate and revolutionary law-making between the periods of the National Constituent Assembly and of the National Convention.