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The Executive Branch: Carrying Out the Law. Georgia Studies. Governor & Lieutenant Governor. Georgia’s Governor-elect: Nathan Deal Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor: Casey Cagle Qualifications Must be 30 years old U.S. citizen for at least 15 years Georgia Resident for at least 6 years.

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The Executive Branch:Carrying Out the Law

Georgia Studies


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Governor & Lieutenant Governor

Georgia’s Governor-elect: Nathan Deal

Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor: Casey Cagle

Qualifications

  • Must be 30 years old

  • U.S. citizen for at least 15 years

  • Georgia Resident for at least 6 years


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Governor

Term of Office

  • 4 years

  • May run and serve for a second term


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Lieutenant Governor

Term of Office

  • 4 years

  • No limit on number of terms


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Governor & Lieutenant Governor

Election

  • Elected by the citizens

  • Do not run on the same ticket or need to be in same party


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Governor

Duties

  • Head of state and leader of executive branch

  • Commander-in-chief of Georgia’s military

  • Can veto legislation put forward by the state legislature

  • Signs bills into law

  • Can use the floor leader of house to suggest legislation

  • Appoints people to many executive offices

  • Addresses legislature in State of the State speech

  • Proposes budget for state


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Lieutenant Governor

Duties

  • Serves as governor if current governor dies or gets too sick to work

  • As president of the Senate, decides committee memberships and chooses committee chairs


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Organization of Executive Branch

  • Many different offices make up executive government branch

  • Some are elected officials:

    • Agriculture Commissioner

    • Insurance Commissioner

    • Labor Commissioner

  • Some are appointed by governor:

    • Corrections Commissioner

    • Defense Commissioner

    • Education Commissioner

    • Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources

    • Transportation Commissioner


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How long is the term of office for Georgia's governor?

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) 4 years

B.) 6 years

C.) 2 years

D.) 8 years

E.)


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How many consecutive terms may Georgia's governor serve?

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) one

B.) two

C.) three

D.) four

E.)


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To run for governor or lieutenant governor in the state of Georgia, one must be a minumum of

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) 25 years old.

B.) 28 years old.

C.) 30 years old.

D.) 35 years old.

E.)


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Our state budget is Georgia, one must be a minumum of

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) proposed by the governor then approved by the legislature

B.) proposed by the legislature then approved by the governor

C.) proposed by the legislature then approved by the citizens

D.) proposed by the governor then approved by the supreme court

E.)


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Which of the following is not a responsibility of the governor of Georgia?

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) Presiding over the senate

B.) Signing or vetoing legislation

C.) Serving as the commander-in-chief of our state military

D.) Proposing the state budget

E.)


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How long must a person reside in Georgia before they are eligible to run for the office of governor?

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) 2 years

B.) 3 years

C.) 4 years

D.) 6 years

E.)


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According to the state constitution, how many consecutive years can a lieutenant governor serve in that capacity?

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) 4 years

B.) 8 years

C.) 16 years

D.) undefined number of years

E.)


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What branch of Georgia's government sees that the state laws are implemented?

iRespond Question

Multiple Choice

F

A.) commission

B.) executive

C.) judicial

D.) legislative

E.)


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