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  1. Commissioner of Insurance
  2. Supreme Court Chief Justice
  3. Council Member
  4. Circuit Court Judge
  5. Mayor
  1. a Powers: Votes and writes opinions on legal cases appealed from the District Courts. Responsibilities: Vote impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the Louisiana or U.S. Constitutions; Decisions may be appealed to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
  2. b Powers: May propose new city ordinances; Has a vote on ordinances. Responsibilities: Attend city council meetings; Represent the interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Ordinances may not conflict with state or federal laws or constitutions.
  3. c Powers: Manages the city government. Responsibilities: Carry out the ordinances created by the City Council. Limits: Cannot create ordinances without the City Council; Must follow the laws and constitutions.
  4. d Powers: Test and certify insurance professionals; Investigate insurance companies. Responsibilities: Regulate the insurance companies operating in Louisiana; Protect consumer's best interests. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
  5. e Powers: Has all the powers and responsibilities of the other Louisiana Supreme Court Justices; Chief administrative officer of the Louisiana judicial system. Responsibilities: Vote impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the U.S. Constitution.

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  1. Powers: Commands Louisiana National Guard (unless the Guard has been federalized and placed under the command of the President of the United States); Veto bills, requiring a 2/3 majority in both legislative chambers (House and Senate) to override; May submit administrative bills to the legislature through friendly legislators; Call special sessions of the legislature if he or she feels a matter is too urgent to wait for the next session; Is the Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana. Responsibilities: Enforce the laws of Louisiana; Prepares and submits a budget to the legislature; Appoint members of many boards and commissions. Limits: Must enforce the laws created by the legislature; Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
  2. Powers: Replaces the governor if he or she cannot serve; Acts as governor if the governor is out-of-state or temporarily unable to serve; Becomes governor if the governor dies, is permanently incapacitated, or is removed from office by the Senate. Responsibilities: Promote the public image of Louisiana; Head the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
  3. The legislative branch at the parish level is called a ___ in 41 of the 64 parishes. These are usually smaller parishes. Powers: May propose new parish ordinances and has a vote on ordinances as a part of the legislative branch; Performs administrative functions (such as hiring and firing personnel) associated with the executive branch. Responsibilities: Attend meetings; Represent the interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Ordinances and executive acts may not conflict with state or federal laws or constitutions.
  4. Powers: Administer business names and trademarks in Louisiana; Administer election laws. Responsibilities: Keeps & publishes official state records; Keeps & publishes acts of the legislature; Keeps the Great Seal; Chief elections officer -- manages the elections process. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
  5. Powers: Institute, prosecute, and intervene in any civil action or proceeding on behalf of the state; Advise and assist local district attorneys at their request. Responsibilities: Act as the chief attorney for Louisiana's state government; Head of the Louisiana Department of Justice; Promote public safety. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.

5 True/False questions

  1. Police OfficerPowers: Stop, search (with probable cause and/or a warrant), and arrest people. Responsibilities: Deter crime; Investigate crimes; Enforce the laws. Limits: Must follow the law and the constitutions (US & LA) as determined by judicial branch: Must only enforce laws & ordinances created by legislative branch.

          

  2. President of the SenatePowers: Presides over the Louisiana House of Representatives. Responsibilities: Manage the House and enforce its rules on the Representatives. Limits: Elected by the members of the House.

          

  3. RepresentativePowers: Introduce bills into the Senate; Vote bills into law (with the House); Vote to remove government officials after the House has impeached. Responsibilities: Represent the best interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Cannot introduce bills related to taxes or spending money.

          

  4. City Court JudgePowers: Votes and writes opinions on legal cases appealed from the District Courts. Responsibilities: Vote impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the Louisiana or U.S. Constitutions; Decisions may be appealed to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

          

  5. SenatorPowers: Introduce bills into the Senate; Vote bills into law (with the House); Vote to remove government officials after the House has impeached. Responsibilities: Represent the best interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Cannot introduce bills related to taxes or spending money.

          

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