Presentation on theme: "Mostly overlooked but has most contact with our daily lives"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mostly overlooked but has most contact with our daily lives Illinois GovernmentMostly overlooked but has most contact with our daily lives
2 Structure The PREAMBLE-States the purposes of the state government. Current Illinois Constitution effective since 1970Structure: 2 Major Sections.14 Articles in the Illinois Constitution.Three Branches in the Illinois, just like the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
3 Legislative BranchTwo Branches:State House of Representatives has 118 MEMBERS.State Senate has 59 MEMBERS.Called the GENERAL ASSEMBLY and is a BICAMERAL system.Required Meetings: ONCE A YEARQualifications: 21 Years Old, U.S. Citizen and LIVE IN THE DISTRICT YOU REPRESENT!!!.
4 TermsLike the House of Representatives the State House of Representatives has a TWO YEAR term.State Senator, like the President, is elected every 4 YEARS;HOWEVER, there is a one half stagger, unlike the US Senate which as a 1/3 STAGGER.
5 Executive Branch Members Governor-EXECUTIVE OFFICER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR- responsibilities given by law and governor.ATTORNEY GENERAL- chief legal officer for state.Secretary of State: official RECORD KEEPER for the state.COMPTROLLER- decides which bills will be paid with available money.Treasurer- keeps safe and INVESTS state MONEY. (writes checks to pay bills the comptroller tells him to pay.)
6 QualificationsIn order to run you must be 25 years old 3 years in the state.One Term: 4 years but elected in NON-PRESIDENTIAL years.
7 Powers of the GovernorAmendatory VETO: governor can make specific changes in a bill after it has passed in the General Assembly.LINE ITEM VETO- governor can reduce the amount of money appropriated in a revenue bill.Number of days to consider vetoes: 60 Days
8 Judiciary Branch Top: State SUPREME COURT: 7 judges. Like Federal Supreme Court it hears FINAL appeals.Middle: State Appellate Courts- reviews decisions of CIRCUIT COURTS.Bottom- CIRCUIT COURTS- general trial courts (5 circuits or judicial districts in state)
9 Qualifications Lawyer License to Practice in ILLINOIS Live in judicial district that they represent.Unlike Federal Supreme Court the judges are ELECTEDSupreme Court and Appellate: 10 YEARS.Circuit Courts: 6 Years.
10 Articles Article One: State of Illinois “BILL OF RIGHTS” Article Two: Separation of Powers into THREE branches.Article 7: HOME RULE PROVISION. All municipalities over 25, 000 can automatically levy taxes, license businesses, and borrow money.
11 Amendment ProceduresStep 1 PROPOSAL: 3/5 of each branch of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY ask if there should be a State constitutional convention.Step 2 RATIFICATION:by the people, in a state-wide ballet called a REFERENDUM.
12 ORStep 1 Proposal:3/5 of each branch of the General Assembly propose an amendment.Step 2 Ratification:Approval in a referendum.
13 Compare and Contrast the Federal Government to the Illinois Government on the Venn Diagram.
15 Comparing Illinois to the Federal Government ___ members in the Senate.____ members in the House.Has a ________ term limit for judges.The Governor can remain a governor for __________ terms.Federal____ members in the Senate.____ members in the House.Has a _________ term limit for judges.The President can run for _______ terms.
16 Similarities of the State and Federal Government Both have a “_______ of ________” to protect the citizens rights.Both have a _________, _________, and ________ branch.Both have a higher court called the _________ _________.