The 65 members of the Colorado House of Representatives help write the law of the land throughout the state. Representatives are elected to 2-year terms and are led by a House Speaker elected by his or her peers. Regular House sessions are convened each January during odd-numbered years, while special sessions are slated by the Governor during even-numbered years. House committees help create potential legislation regarding a variety of issues affecting the state, including renewable energy, livestock, business affairs, education, and health and human services. The House works with its counterpart, the Colorado Senate, in sending approved bills to the Governor for final approval.