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GOV 310L Texas: The Legislature
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Whom among its members does the house vote to elect?
the speaker of the house
Who calls a special session?
What is a "special" bill?
A bill that provides exceptions to general laws for specific individuals or types of property.
In what way does committee membership contribute to the incumbency advantage?
Authority to shape legislation affords committee members the opportunity to collect campaign contributions from special interests.
What effect has the 140-day legislative session typically had on the passage of legislation as the end of regular session approaches?
There is a rush to pass bills, resulting in less careful consideration of legislation.
How do the jobs of house and senate members compare?
Senators represent larger districts with more constituents, and they have longer terms than house members.
Of the branches that make up the government of Texas, which is the strongest?
the legislative branch
What is the function of the senate president pro tempore?
to serve as president of the senate when the lieutenant governor is absent
What is the impact of incumbency when running for legislative office?
It allows opportunities for name recognition.
Which of the following is true regarding resolutions?
A simple resolution is a formal statement of opinion that does not require the signature of the governor.
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