5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Speaker of the House
- Police Officer
- Commissioner of Agriculture
- Supreme Court Chief Justice
- President of the Senate
- a Powers: 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.
- b Powers: 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.
- c Powers: Presides over the Louisiana Senate. Responsibilities: Manage the Senate and enforce its rules on the Senators. Limits: Elected by the members of the Senate.
- d 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.
- e Powers: Inspection of products related to agriculture and natural resources; Inspection of weights and measures used in selling products related to natural resources. Responsibilities: Manages the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Powers: Initiate new bills, including those related to new taxes and the budget; Initiate the impeachment, perhaps leading to removal from office, of public officials at the state level. Responsibilities: Represent the interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Is only one vote out of 105.
- Powers: Hear cases involving traffic, small claims, and evictions. Responsibilities: Impartially decide cases guided by the laws and constitutions. Limits: Cannot hear cases over $25,000, Decisions may be appealed.
- 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.
- 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.
- Powers: Prosecutes crimes. Responsibilities: Decide which alleged crimes are worth prosecution based on evidence and severity. Limits: Must follow the laws and the constitutions; the courts and voters evaluate; Can only enforce the laws and ordinances made by the legislative branch.
5 True/False questions
Coroner → 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.
Treasurer → Powers: Invest state funds; Disburse state funds. Responsibilities: Keep state funds secure; Manage the state's money; Lead the Louisiana Department of the Treasury; Make an annual financial report to governor and legislature. Limits: The legislature creates the budget and mandates the spending.
Council Member → 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.
Supreme Court Justice → Powers: Votes and writes opinions on important legal cases that involve the interpretation of the Louisiana Constitution. Responsibilities: Vote impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the U.S. Constitution; Decisions may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Clerk of Court → Powers: Keep records of real estate transactions, moveable property transactions, court decisions, marriages, etc. Responsibilities: Keep accurate and complete records for the courts. Limits: Must keep office open on the hours required by the state.