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North Carolina State Government. NC Legislative Branch. The General Assembly Has the authority to pass state wide statutes (laws) Similar responsibilities to Congress NC’s Budget Taxes. Elections for General Assembly. 50 Districts for NC Senate 120 Districts for NC House

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Nc legislative branch
NC Legislative Branch

  • The General Assembly

  • Has the authority to pass state wide statutes (laws)

  • Similar responsibilities to Congress

    • NC’s Budget

    • Taxes


Elections for general assembly
Elections for General Assembly

  • 50 Districts for NC Senate

  • 120 Districts for NC House

  • 2 year terms for both Senate and House

  • No limit to number of terms


Qualifications for g a
Qualifications for G.A.

  • NC House

    • 21 years old

    • Live in the district you represent for one year prior to election

  • NC Senate

    • 25 years old

    • Living in NC for at least 2 years, your district for 1 year before elections


General assembly sessions
General Assembly Sessions

  • Meet in odd numbered years for “long sessions” January-June

  • Even numbered years meet for “short Sessions”

  • Will also meet for special sessions called by Governor, speaker of the house, or president of the senate


The governor
The Governor

  • Currently Pat McCrory

  • Leader of Nc’s executive Branch

  • Appoints many key state officials

  • May grant pardons or commute (reduce) punishments for those convicted of a crime

  • Cannot serve more than two consecutive terms (4 years each)


Lieutenant governor
Lieutenant Governor

  • Elected separately from governor

  • Acts as the president of the NC Senate

  • Current NC Lt. Governor is Dan Forest


North carolina s judicial branch
North Carolina’s Judicial branch

  • District Courts

    • Judge decides verdict

    • No jury

    • Usually civil cases or misdemeanors

    • At least one per district (more depending on population) voted for four year terms

  • Superior Courts

    • Deal with civil cases of more than $10,000

    • More serious criminal cases

    • Jury trials

    • Voted on by district (Governor can up to 15 special superior court judges as needed)

    • Eight year terms


Appellate courts
Appellate Courts

  • Appellate courts

    • Look at questions regarding state law

    • All decisions are final unless overruled by the NC or US Supreme Court,


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