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Qualifications to be a GA Senator
25 yrs. old, resident of GA for 2 years, district for 1 year, a U.S. Citizen
Qualifications to be a GA Representative
21 yrs. old, resident of GA for two years, resident of the district for at least 1 year, a U.S. Citizen
Duties of GA State Legislatures
Serving on Committees, passing the state budget, encactin laws
Elections of State Legislators
2 year terms, elections held in November of even numbered years.
GA House of Representatives membership
Speaker of the House
President of the GA House of Representatives, responsibilities include scheduling debates, voting, assigning committees.
GA State Senate Membership
President of the Senate
Lt. Governor, responsibilities include; promoting committee chairs.
Where most of the work conducted in the GA General Assembly takes place.
Permanent committees or those that continue for every legislative session
Ad hoc Committees
Committees created for a special purpose
A committee made up of members of the Senate and House
Created when the House and Senate create a different version of a bill. The members from each house must compromise to create 1 bill.
Steps of the legislative process
proposal, committee action, floor action, conference, passage, action by the governor.
Qualifications for Governor and Lt. Governor
30 yrs. old, resident of GA for 6 years, U.S. citizen for 15 years
Terms of Governor
4 yrs. no more than 2 consecutive terms (8 yrs.)
Terms of Lt. Governor
4 yrs. no term limit
Duties of the Governor
Oversees executive branch, chief law enforcement officer, proposes annual budget, recommends new laws, commander in chief of the state's military, calls special sessions.
Duties of the Lt. Governor
Presides over the Senate, acts as the state's chief executive when the governor is our of the state.
The largest of the 3 branches
Department of Education
Responsible for overseeing all facets of public education in the state.
Department of Public Safety
established to protect GA's citizens and property.
Department of Transportation
Responsible for planning, constructing and maintaining Georgia's 4 major transportation systems
Department of Economic Development
responsible for bringing economic development to the state.
Department of Natural Resources
administers and enforces the laws passed by the General Assembly that relate to GA's river, lakes, state parks and historical sites.
Judges elected to 4 year terms, 70 courts, hear cases concerning misdemeanors, Civil cases, and issue search warrants.
Judges elected to 4 year terms, 159 courts, deals with wills and estates, marriage licenses, firearms licenses, traffic violations, guardianship, misdemeanors, and violation of gaming and fishing laws.
Judges can be elected or appointed, 159 courts, issues warrants, minor criminal cases, civil cases $15,000 or less, civil disputes, search and arrest warrants.
Judges elected to 4 year terms, 49 courts , deals with civil trials, criminal trials, felony trials, divorce cases and land titles.
Court of Appeals
12 judges elected to 6 year terms, Appellate court that reviews civil and criminal cases previously heard by trial courts.
6 justices and 1 chief justice elected to 6 year terms, appellate court that reviews decisions made in civil or criminal cases by trial or court of appeals, determines if laws are constitutional, challenges to elections and death sentences.
serious offenses that are punishable with fines, community service, prison and sometimes even death.
laws involve compensation from one individual or group to another individual or group based on injury of wrong doing.
A civil wrong against an individual
serious crimes such as arson, murder, rape and grand theft.
less serious crimes, usually punished with less than a year in prison and a fine. Assault and battery, cruelty to animals, shop lifting, and trespassing.
murder, kidnapping with bodily injury, aircraft hijacking, and treason.
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