Legislative Branch (Congress). Organization of Congress. Starter: Vocabulary Quiz. Bicameral Census Constituent Gerrymander Majority Party Minority Party Standing committee Seniority Express powers Implied powers Elastic clause Impeach Writ of habeas corpus Bill of attainder
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Organization of Congress
Send the bill to next step
Kill the bill (bill will not become a law)
Pigeonhole the bill (set it aside for later)
*sign bill into law/declare it law
*Pocket veto (put aside, if after 10 days Congress is in session it becomes a law, if not in session it dies)
*Veto (refusal to sign it into law)
Chapter 13 Section 1 Legislative Branch of North Carolina
SHARING OF POWER BETWEEN NATIONAL (FEDERAL) AND STATE GOVERNMENTS
STATE: NORTH CAROLINA
Called General Assembly
2 house legislature (bicameral)- Senate and House of Representatives
Comparison Chart: Legislative Branches
U.S. Legislative and N.C. Legislative
To be a member of the General Assembly, you must be a citizen of the state, live in district they represent and meet an age requirement. (Senator-25 yrs old, Representative- 18 yrs. old)
Elected every two years
Main job is to make laws
Each house has a leader;
Lieutenant governor resides over
Senate and President Pro Tempore is in charge if Lt. Governor is not there.
Introduce, sent to committee, study, revise, debate and pass or kill bills.