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State Legislative Branch Characteristics

1. It has a name 2. Bicameral3. Session 4. Committees

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What is the name of the TN Legislative Branch

Tennessee General Assembly

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What does it mean that the State Legislative Branch is bicameral?

It has a1. House of Representatives-992. Senate-33

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What are the primary functions of the State Legislative Branch?

1. Make laws 2. Provide a forum for debate2. To secure financing for the operation of the State Government

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Who elects the Constitutional Officers

The legislature

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Qualifications for the TN State Senate

1. 30 years old2. U.S. citizen3. Lived in TN for 3 years4. Lived in the district for 1 year

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What is the Lieutenant Governor's power?

1. He succeeds if the governor dies or can't serve, which hasn't happened in TN2. Presides over all sessions of Senate3. Appoints all committees 4. Is a member of all standing committees

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Probate Court

Deals with guardianships and estates

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Courts of Limited Jurisdiciton

1. Juvenile Court 2. Municipal Courts

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Municipal Courts

Interpret and apply the ordinances of a town

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Sheriff

Elected by the people

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Sheriff's Primary Duties

1. Preserve the peace 2. Maintain the jail 3. Serve court orders

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County Mayor

Elected by the people

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County Mayor's Duties

1. In charge of the counties property 2. Must prepare a report on the counties financial situation

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What do the County Commissioners serve as

The Legislative Body

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County Commission's Duties

1. Set tax rates2. Prepare the county budget

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Trustee's Duties

1. Collects the counties taxes2. Pays the counties debts 3. Responsible for investing extra funds

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How many members are in the House of Representatives?

99

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How long do the House of Representatives serve?

Two year term

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How does the reelection work in the House of Representatives?

They are all up for reelection at the same time

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Qualifications for the House of Representatives

1. Must be 21 years old2. US citizen3. Must have lived in TN for 3 years4. Lived in district they will represent for 1 year

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What is the House's Unique Power

All impeachment proceedings must begin in the House

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How long is the Executive Branch Term

4 yearsCannot serve more than 8 years consecutively

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Qualifications for the Executive Branch Term

1. Must be 30 years old 2. U.S. citizen 3. Tennessee citizen for 7 years

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What are cabinet members called?

Commissioners

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Purpose of the Judicial Branch

1. Interpret law2. Settle disputes

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Qualifications for the Supreme Court

1. Have to be 35 years old2. Lived in TN for 5 years3. Must be licensed to practice law in TN