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Illionis constitution Study Guide
Terms in this set (58)
Year IL became a state
december 3 , 1818
First Constitution year
Current Constitution year (adopted)
Number of Constitutions IL has had
1st state capital; 1st governor
first capital kaskaskia , first governor shadrach bond.
Current state capital; current governor
Current state capital Springfield, Current governor Bruce Ranuer.
Iowa, Winsconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky
Amendment process for Constitution (Constitutional convention)
If three fifths of the members in each house of the general assembly approve, there can be a call to a constitutional convention, which the voters can approve or disapprove. If a such call doesn't happen in 20 years, a call is automaticlly put before voters.
Amendment process for Constitution
If three fifths of each house of the general assembly approve amendment can be proposed by the general assembly. These must be submitted to the voters atthe next general election. No more than three can be offered to the voters at one time.
Bill of Rights
The Power of the State
Suffrage and Elections
Organization of government
Legislative Branch , Executive Branch , Judicial Branch
Requirements to be in Legislative branch
MUst be 21 years old or older, a resident of the district for two years , and a citizen.
Requirements to be in Executive branch
must be a U.S citizen, at least 25 years old, and a resident of the state three years before the election.
Requirements to be in Judicial branch
must be a licensed attorney of the state and residents of the districts from which they were elected.Must devote full time to their judicial duties and may not engage in law practice or hold another office.
Terms for Legislative branch
senate 4 years house 2 years
Terms for Executive branch
Terms for Judicial branch
Ciricuit court 6 years, Appellate court 10 years, Supreme court 10 years
salaries order for all branches
governor,secretary of state,attorney general,lieutenant governor,state treasurer,comptroller,senate,house.
Main body of Legislative branch
Number of legislative districts
Number of representative districts
Duties of Senate
lawmaking power,Tries to impeachment cases, and must approvemany of the appointments made by governor.
Duties of House of Representative
Lawmaking duties and the sole power to start impeachment proceedings
When does the Legislature meet?
Second Wednesday of January
Who can call extra sessions?
Length of time for Governor to consider a bill
Number of days a bill must be read
Vote needed to override a governor's veto
Vote needed for a bill to pass both parts of the General Assembly
Main job of the Executive branch
Enforce and administers the laws
Order of succession for Governor
Governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state
Duties of Governor
The governor appoints many members of the state government. Many of these appointments require the approval of the state senate.The governor
Regular veto vs Item veto
Regular veto is when the whole bill is rejected. Item veto is only for appropriation bills only.
Duties of Lieutenant governor
Serving as governor if the current governor is unable to serve due to death , impeachment, disability etc.
Duties of Attorney General
Providing legal and criminal investigation for the state ,including investigating consumer complaints.providing legal representation for the state and advising state offices of their legal rights.
Duties of Secretary of State
Issuing licenses to Illinois-registered motor vehicles and their drivers.registering and licensing business in Illinois.
Duties of Treasurer
Responsible for the safekeeping investment of monies and securities deposited with him or her for their disbursement upon order of the comptroller.
Duties of Comptroller
Maintain the states central fiscal accounts, and order payments into and out of funds held by treasurer.
When General elections are held
Every 2 years in even number years.
2 ways to vote early
You can mail your vote or you can go days before the election.
the 5 different forms of municipal government
Mayor and council form, trustee village, commission form, council manager form, and strong mayor.
Number of counties in IL
Example of a special-purpose district
Public school district
Gave city's and towns powers to pass ordinances.
Requirements to vote
Must be 18 on Election Day for general elections.must have lived in the election district for at least 30 days. Must be a citizen.
Terms for each of the court justices
cricut court judges 6 years
appellate court judges 10 years
supreme court judges 10 years
Order of court process
cricut court,appellate court,supreme court
Brief description of the cricut court
the cricut court is were all the general trials happen like if you get a speeding tickect.
Brief description of the appellate court
The appellate court deals with the appeals from the cricut court.
Brief description of the supreme court
the supreme cout is the final court of appeal on all other state matters that come fromthe the cricut court.
who is the cheif legal officer
the attorney general
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