What is the maximum number of consecutive years that a Georgia

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Why is the legislative branch of
government the closest to the
people?
Its members must seek reelection every two years
True or False: The Reapportionment
Committee is a
standing committee?
FALSE
What happens when a house
and a senate version of a bill
differ after being passed by
their respective bodies?
The bill is referred to a conference committee
for compromise rewording.
Election districts for both houses
of the state legislature are redrawn every______ years.
10 years
How many consecutive
terms in office can be
served by the lieutenant
governor?
Unlimited. There are no
term limits set for this office.
Georgia’s stable economy
during national times of
recessions and depressions is
a result of what?
Georgia’s Constitution requires a
balanced budget.
Each member of the state
legislature is elected to a ____
year term.
two
Which qualification is NOT a
requirement to be elected
lieutenant governor of Georgia?
A) Must be a citizen of the U.S. for at least 15
years
B) Must be at least 30 years old
C) Must be a resident of Georgia for at least 6
years
D) Must be at least 25 years old
A principle of government that
divides the government into three
branches; each with its own duties
and responsibilities?
Separation of Powers
What is a written proposal for
a law?
A Bill
What is NOT a duty or
responsibility of the governor?
A. Commander-in-chief of the Georgia
National Guard
B. Presiding officer of the state senate
C. Making the annual “State of the
State” address
D. Managing the state’s budget
Who is the state’s chief legal
officer?
Georgia Attorney General
What is the official name of the
state legislature?
The Georgia General
Assembly
Who presides over the Georgia
House of Representatives?
Speaker of the House
Which is NOT a requirement to
serve in the Georgia senate?
A) must be a citizen of the United States
B) must be at least 30 years old
C) must be a citizen of Georgia for at
least two years
D) must be a resident for one year of the
district from which elected
How long is a single term in office
for a member of the Georgia
General Assembly?
Two year terms
True or false, Georgia’s governor has
the final say on if a bill becomes a
law?
False, the Georgia assembly may
override a The Governor's veto.
A permanent committee, one that
meets every session is called what?
Standing Committees
Before being voted on by the full
house of representatives or senate,
who must review and approve all
bills?
House or Senate
Committees
Which of the following correctly
traces the steps of how a bill
becomes a law in Georgia?
A) Bill is proposed, sent to the governor, voted on by
each house, assigned to a committee
B) Written by citizen, signed by the governor, voted on by
the citizens, published as law
C) Bill is proposed, assigned to committee, voted on by
each house, sent to governor
D) Written by citizen, assigned to committee, voted on by
each house, voted on by citizens
Which chamber of the state legislature
is the ONLY one that confirms
(approves) government appointments
made by the governor?
Senate
Judiciary committee’s
The _______________
bills deal with the states’ laws and
court system.
How can the General Assembly pass
a bill over a governor's veto?
General Assembly can override a
veto by a 2/3 majority of both the
Senate and the House.
The term separation of powers
refers to the designation of certain
powers to …
A)the federal government and certain
powers to the state government.
B) each of the three branches of the
government.
C) state and municipal government.
D) the people.
How many consecutive terms in
office can be served by a member of
the state legislature?
Elected by popular vote to a
two year term with no term
limits
What is the minimum age
requirement to serve in the Georgia
House of Representatives?
Must be at least 21 years
of age
The task of turning an idea into
a law belongs to?
The legislature
What is the purpose of an
appropriation act?
They allow state agencies
to spend money.
Every two years each
member the state legislature
is elected by voters in what?
A legislative district
The _______ can call legislators
back into special sessions to
handle emergency situations.
Georgia’s Governor
Where does most of the real
work of lawmaking in
Georgia take place?
In committees
A group of legislators organized
by subject area every legislative
session is known as what?
A standing committee
What could the governor do
if he disapproved of a specific
item in a bill?
The governor could use a line item
veto to change that part of the bill.
What does it mean to amend
a law?
To change a law
Any bill to raise or spend money
must originate where?
The Georgia House of
Representatives
To which legislative committee are
spending bills assigned?
Appropriations Committee
Who presides over the Georgia
state senate?
Lieutenant Governor
___________ committee –
Interim
works on assigned issues and
concerns between sessions of
the legislature
What is the maximum number of
consecutive years that a Georgia
governor may serve as the state’s
chief executive officer?
Eight
8
Who becomes Georgia’s chief
executive officer if both the
governor and the lieutenant
governor are unable to serve?
Speaker of the House of
Representatives
Representative bodies allow
the people to do what
through their elected
officials?
Rule indirectly
What happens to a bill passed
by the legislature if the governor
does not veto it, but does not
sign it?
After ten days in session it will
become a law without the
governor's signature.
What vote is required in
the house of
representatives in order
for a bill to pass?
Majority of members
must approve
How many members are
there in the Georgia state
Senate
56 members
Both the governor and
lieutenant governor are elected
to a term of how many years?
Four
4
Who is the state’s chief
executive?
The Governor
The drawing of new districts to make
sure populations remain equal is a
process known as what?
Reapportionment
Who is the head of the state’s
Department of Education?
State School
Superintendent
Which branch of the Georgia
state government makes or
passes the laws?
Legislative Body
What does it mean to repeal a
law?
To abolish a law
Which qualification is NOT a
requirement to be elected
governor of Georgia?
A) Must be at least 30 years old
B) Must be a citizen of the U.S. for at least 15
years
C) Must be a resident of Georgia for at least 6
years
D) Must have a college degree
What is the overall largest branch
of state government?
Executive
What does it mean to enact a law?
To formerly create a law.
All activities of state government
are based on what?
Laws
To which legislative committee are
tax bills assigned?
Ways and Means
How many legislators serve in
Georgia’s state senate?
56 members
What do we call the state’s
legislative branch?
Georgia’s General
Assembly
Who is the state official that can call
in the National Guard in times of
crisis?
Georgia’s Governor
Which chamber of the Georgia
legislature is the ONLY one that writes
appropriations (spending) bills?
House of Representatives
The General Assembly in Georgia passes
laws, the Georgia courts declare laws
unconstitutional, and the governor
vetoes laws. This is an example of
what?
Checks and Balances
The state receives most of its
revenue from which type of tax?
Income Tax
After a bill is introduced, to
whom is it assigned?
The clerk assigns it to
committees of both the
House and Senate.
What explanation BEST justifies the
inclusion of the separation of powers
and checks and balances doctrines in
the constitution?
A) It makes a distinction among the branches of
government.
B) It keeps one branch of government from
becoming too powerful.
C) It makes government run more smoothly.
D) It streamlines government.
What is the minimum age
requirement to serve in the state
senate?
Must be at least 25 years of
age.
What must a person do to be a
member of the state legislature?
1. Must meet minimum age requirement (21
House & 25 Senate)
2. Be a citizen of the U.S., a citizen of GA for
two years
3. Must have been a legal resident of the
district from which they were elected for
at least one year.
How many members are
there in the Georgia House
of Representatives?
180 members
Who are constituents?
The people, especially
voters, that live within a
legislative district
How many legislators serve in
Georgia’s House of Representatives?
180 members
From where does all government
originate?
Georgia’s Voters/People
The largest portion of the state’s
budget is spent on what?
EDUCATION
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