State & Local Government Unit 5 Review
What document explains the laws, government offices, and citizens’ rights, and responsibilities in the state of Georgia?
Wisdom Moderation Justice
3 Branches of Government
The Bill of Rights
√ Vote in state elections √ Serve on jury when called √ Serve in the military when required √ Obey the laws of the land
√ Must be at least 18 years of age √Must be a citizen of the United States √Must be a legal resident of Georgia and the county in which he or she registers √ Must have registered to vote five Mondays before the Election Day √ Must not be serving a prison sentence for a felony offense
Who are organized groups of people who share common ideals and seek to elect their members to government offices?
How long is a term of office for state senators and representatives?
What is the limit on the number of terms a state senator or representative can serve?
√ Only the House of Representatives can write appropriations (spending) bills. √ Only the Senate can confirm appointments the governor makes to executive offices. √ Either house can propose and pass bills. √ All bills must be approved by both houses before being sent to the governor.
How many members are in the Georgia House of Representatives?
The Second Monday in January
What must happen to a bill before it can be brought up for a vote in the house and senate?
At Least 30 Years Old
If the governor and the lieutenant governor both die or resign in office, who serves as chief executive until another can be elected?