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North Carolina Constitution
Terms in this set (27)
What article in the NC constitution is similar to the Bill of Rights?
Article I - Declaration of Rights
What is the legislative branch in NC called?
What kind of legislature does NC have?
How many terms do the senators/representative serve?
How many senators does NC have?
How many representatives does NC have?
What are the qualifications for a NC Senator?
Live in the district they represent and must be a US citizen
25 years old
Reside in the state for 2 years
Reside in the district in which they are chosen for, for 1 year immediately after the election.
What are the qualifications for a NC Representative?
18 years old
Must be a qualified voter
Live in the district for which he is chosen for, for 1 year immediately after the election.
What is the Speaker of the House?
directs business in the House
How is the Speaker of the House chosen?
Chosen by majority party
How does a bill become a law?
Member of either house introduces proposed law, then it goes to the appropriate committee, if passed and moved on, they go to a conference for an agreement and then the governor must sign it for it to become state law.
What are the qualifications for a NC governor?
American citizen for 5 years
30 years old
Reside in state for 2 years
How long does the governor serve?
4 year terms with no more than two consecutive terms
What are the powers and duties of the governor?
Chief Executive - carries out laws, appoints officals, prepares budget
Chief Legislator - proposes legislation, approves or vetoes legislation
Judicial Leader - offers pardons, reprieves, and grants parole
Ceremonial Leader - greets important visitors, represents the state
Commander-in-Chief - in charge of National Guard
Party Leader - leads political party in the state
Do all states have a cabinet? Does NC have a cabinet?
Who are the officers in the cabinet?
Secretary of State - manages elections, maintains states official records
Attorney General - represents state in lawsuits, gives legal advice to governor, state agencies, and legislature
Treasurer - collects taxes and invests state funds
Auditor - reviews the record keeping of state agencies to make certain that their money is used according to state laws
What other departments does NC have?
Board of Health
How many justices does NC have?
1 Chief Justice and 6 Justices
Elected for 8 year terms on rotating schedule
What are the courts in NC from (lowest to highest)?
What powers does the NC Supreme Court have?
Supervises all state courts
Interprets NC Constitution and power of Judicial Review
Original jurisdiction in death penalty cases
Appellate jurisdiction of inferior state court decisions
How many judges are in NC's appellate courts?
5 elected judges for 8 year terms
What cases does NC's superior court specialize in?
Specialize in criminal, civil, juvenile
Original jurisdiction - felonies
Civil cases over $14,000
Appellate jurisdiction - district/magistrate court's dicisions
How many terms do the elected judges in superior court serve?
8 year terms
What jurisdiction does NC's district court have?
Original Jurisdiction - small crimes (misdemeanors) that do not require a jury, preliminary hearings for superior court, certain juvenile cases and cases between $4,000-14,000
How long do the judges in district courts serve?
4 year terms
What jurisdiction does NC's magistrate court have?
Original Jurisdiction - minor misdemeanors, civil cases under $4,000, issues arrests and search warrants
No appellate jurisdiction
How long do the judges in magistrate courts serve?
2 year terms
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