2 GPS SS8CG3The student will analyze the role of the executive branch in Georgia state governmenta. Explain the qualifications, term, election, and duties of the Governor and Lieutenant GovernorDescribe the organization of the executive branch with emphasis on major policy areas of state programs; include education, human resources, public safety, transportation, economic development, and natural resources.Evaluate how the executive branch fulfills its role through state agencies that administer programs and enforce laws.
3 Venn Diagram (Comparing the Governor and Lt. Governor)
4 Qualifications, terms, election, and duties of. the Governor and Lt Qualifications, terms, election, and duties of the Governor and Lt. GovernorGovernorLt. GovernorQualifications30 years oldU.S. citizen for 15 yearsGA citizen for 6 yearsU.S. citizen for 15 yearsTerm of Office4 yearsMay run for and serve a second termUnlimited termsElectionElected by the citizensRuns separately with Lt. Gov.Can be from different political partyRuns separately with Gov.
5 Duties of the Georgia Governor 1. Formal Powers->given in state Constitutiona. Executive (appoint state officials and enforce laws, commander-in-chief, State of State speech)b. Legislative (sign or veto bills, recommend bills and budgets, calls special session of Assembly)c. Judicial (pardon offenders, appoint fill-in judges)2. Informal Powers-> (communicate with public, represent state with other states or Federal govt.)
6 Duties of the Lt. Governor Executive—serves as governor if current governor dies or is too sickLegislative—presides over State SenateDecides on committee membershipsChooses committee chairpersons
7 Venn Diagram (Comparing the President and Governor)
8 How the President and Governor Compare SimilaritiesAppoints government/state officialsElected to four year term (no more than two consecutive)Commander-in-chiefCalls extra legislative sessionsRecommends bills and budgetsVetoes or sign bills into lawMake treaties with foreign governmentsPardons offenders“State of Union (State)” AddressHonorary head of political party
9 How the President and Governor Compare DifferencesGovernor 30 years old; President 35 years oldGovernor elected by popular voteGovernor cannot appoint judges or diplomatsGovernor and Lt. Governor elected separatelyVoters elect major (cabinet-level) executive officials
10 State Elected Officials (cabinet-level positions elected by voters) Commissioner of AgricultureState Attorney GeneralCommissioner of LaborCommissioner of InsurancePublic Service CommissionerSecretary of StateState School Superintendent
11 Appointed (Statutory) Officials and Boards Department of Human ResourcesDepartment of Natural ResourcesDepartment of Juvenile JusticeGeorgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)Department of CorrectionsBoard of Regents (UGA)Board of Public Safety
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