Illinois Constitution article 5
Terms in this set (15)
What is the primary role of the executive branch in Illinois?
To execute laws made by the general assembly
Who is part of the executive branch in Illinois?
Secretary of State,
Who is the head of executive branch in Illinois?
Who is a governor similar to in the United States government?
Who is Illinois's current Governor?
What is the role of the Governor?
Charged with upholding and faithfully executing all laws,
the governor of Illinois is also the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.
With the Senate's confirmation, the governor appoints all officers not otherwise provided for in law;
the governor also makes recess appointments when the Senate is not in session and may remove any gubernatorial appointee for any
The governor is required to report to the Illinois Legislature on the "condition of the State" at the beginning of each legislative session
Who is the lieutenant governor similar to in the United States government?
Who is Illinois's current Lieutenant Governor?
What is the role of the Lieutenant Governor?
The Lieutenant Governor shall perform the duties and
exercise the powers in the Executive Branch that may be
delegated to him by the Governor and that may be prescribed
Who is Illinois's current Attorney General?
What is the role of the Attorney General?
The Attorney General shall be the legal officer of the state,
shall have the duties and powers that may be prescribed by law.
What are the requirements to be the Governor?
a person must be a United States citizen,
at least 25 years old,
and a resident of this State for the three years preceding his election.
How long does the Governor serve?
4 years and no term limit
Who takes over if the Governor dies or leaves office?
The President of the Senate
The Speaker of the House
The Secretary of State
Have all of the jobs in the US too
People take over if governor dies
Multiple people in the executive branch
Similar duties done by executive jobs
Both executive branches execute laws
Same qualifications for multiple people
Amendments talk about different things
Different positions in executive branch
More people in the Illinois executive branch