5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Council Member
- Police Officer
- Lieutenant Governor
- City Court Judge
- a Powers: Replaces the governor if he or she cannot serve; Acts as governor if the governor is out-of-state or temporarily unable to serve; Becomes governor if the governor dies, is permanently incapacitated, or is removed from office by the Senate. Responsibilities: Promote the public image of Louisiana; Head the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
- b Powers: Order an autopsy; Commit a patient to a psychiatric facility against his or her will for two weeks if the ___ determines the patient is a danger to himself or herself or others. Responsibilities: Investigate unexplained deaths. Limits: Must follow the laws and the constitutions; the courts and voters evaluate; Must be a licensed physician unless no licensed physician will take the job.
- c Powers: Stop, search (with probable cause and/or a warrant), and arrest people. Responsibilities: Deter crime; Investigate crimes; Enforce the laws. Limits: Must follow the law and the constitutions (US & LA) as determined by judicial branch: Must only enforce laws & ordinances created by legislative branch.
- d Powers: May propose new city ordinances; Has a vote on ordinances. Responsibilities: Attend city council meetings; Represent the interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Ordinances may not conflict with state or federal laws or constitutions.
- e Powers: Hear cases involving traffic, small claims, and evictions. Responsibilities: Impartially decide cases guided by the laws and constitutions. Limits: Cannot hear cases over $25,000, Decisions may be appealed.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Powers: Keep records of real estate transactions, moveable property transactions, court decisions, marriages, etc. Responsibilities: Keep accurate and complete records for the courts. Limits: Must keep office open on the hours required by the state.
- Powers: Manages the city government. Responsibilities: Carry out the ordinances created by the City Council. Limits: Cannot create ordinances without the City Council; Must follow the laws and constitutions.
- Powers: Administer business names and trademarks in Louisiana; Administer election laws. Responsibilities: Keeps & publishes official state records; Keeps & publishes acts of the legislature; Keeps the Great Seal; Chief elections officer -- manages the elections process. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
- Powers: Has all the powers and responsibilities of the other Louisiana Supreme Court Justices; Chief administrative officer of the Louisiana judicial system. Responsibilities: Vote impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
- The legislative branch at the parish level is called a ___ in 41 of the 64 parishes. These are usually smaller parishes. Powers: May propose new parish ordinances and has a vote on ordinances as a part of the legislative branch; Performs administrative functions (such as hiring and firing personnel) associated with the executive branch. Responsibilities: Attend meetings; Represent the interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Ordinances and executive acts may not conflict with state or federal laws or constitutions.
5 True/False questions
Treasurer → Powers: Assign grades and discipline students. Responsibilities: Successfully implement the state curriculum as measured by standardized tests; Maintain a safe learning environment. Limits: Must implement the curriculum; Can recommend disciplinary actions, but APA, Principal, and even School Board can have input on the disciplinary action.
Attorney General → Powers: Institute, prosecute, and intervene in any civil action or proceeding on behalf of the state; Advise and assist local district attorneys at their request. Responsibilities: Act as the chief attorney for Louisiana's state government; Head of the Louisiana Department of Justice; Promote public safety. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
Supreme Court Justice → Powers: Has all the powers and responsibilities of the other Louisiana Supreme Court Justices; Chief administrative officer of the Louisiana judicial system. Responsibilities: Vote impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
President of the Senate → Powers: Presides over the Louisiana Senate. Responsibilities: Manage the Senate and enforce its rules on the Senators. Limits: Elected by the members of the Senate.
Sheriff → Powers; Manages law enforcement and incarceration for the parish. Responsibilities: Makes personnel decisions about the deputies and other employees in the department. Limits: Must follow the laws and the constitutions; the courts and voters evaluate; Can only enforce the laws and ordinances made by the legislative branch.