Flashcards in Powers of Government Deck (50)
How long can officers of the executive branch serve?
4 year terms.
What is the governor's term limit?
2 terms of 4 years each.
True or False: The governor can initial judicial proceedings in the name of the state vs. public officials?
True or False: The governor may not seek advisory opinions from the Supreme Court regarding constitutional powers and duties.
False - Governor may do so.
What must the governor due at each general session?
Provide an update about the condition of the state.
Does the Governor sign death warrants and have limited power to grant clemancy?
Yes - requires 2 cabinet members to approve clemancy.
Who is on the cabinet?
AG/CFO/Commissioner of Agriculture
How many senators can be elected under the constitution?
30-40 each serving 4 year terms.
How many reps can be elected under the constitution?
80-120 each serving 2 year terms.
What is required to be a legislator?
At least 21 years old and a resident of the district they represent.
What are apportionment rules?
District must be contiguous as nearly equal in population as practicable and compact.
Cannot be drawn to favor a party.
Should be accomplished during general session/can be extended to special. Supreme court can step in and make the final reapportionment.
How long is the general session?
How many votes does it take to extend the general session?
Who can call a special session?
The governor by proclamation stating the purpose and no other business maybe conducted unless voted on.
What vote is required to consider additional business at a special session?
What constitutes a quorum?
Majority of each house.
What vote is required to expel a member?
What are the requirements to present a bill?
1) Introduced by either house
2)Must be read at least by title on 3 seperate days
3) Approval by simple majority
Can any subject be discussed in the general session?
Is there a limit to the number of special sessions the governor can call?
What types of Courts are there?
District Courts of Appeal
What does the supreme court have mandatory jurisdiction over?
Final judgements regarding
1) Death sentences
2) Bond validation proceedings as provided by statute
3) decision by district courts of appeal declaratory statutes or constitutional provisions invalid
4) State wide utility rate decision by statute
What may the supreme court hear?
Decisions from District Court of Appeal that
1) Expressly affects a class of constitutional officers
2) Conflicting with other DOA or SC decisions
3) Construing a provision of FL or US Con Law
4) Validating a state statute
5) Certified as involving an issue of public importance.
Can the supreme court review decisions of trial courts that are certified to DCA in which appeal is pending?
Yes if it involves an issue of great public importance.
Can the Supreme Court review questions of FL Law determined by US Supreme Court or Federal Court upon certification by those courts?
Can the supreme court issue common law writs?
Yes for habeas corpus except cert.
What court has exclusive jurisdiction over the rules of practice and procedure for all courts?
Can the legislature change a rule or practice of the court?
Can't amend but can repeal by 2/3rd vote
Cannot provide new laws
What court has exclusive jurisdiction over admission and discipline of lawyers?