Presentation on theme: "The Executive Branch SS8CG3 The students will analyze the role of the executive branch in Georgia state government Explain the qualifications, term, election."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Executive BranchSS8CG3 The students will analyze the role of the executive branch in Georgia state governmentExplain the qualifications, term, election and duties of the governor and lieutenant governor.Describe the organization of the executive branch, with emphasis on major policy areas of state programs.
2 >The Executive Branch of the federal and state government is run by the chief executive officer which is the President or the Governor.
3 Georgia’s Governor Governor: leader of the state’s executive branch Qualifications:30 years old or moreU.S. citizen for at least 15 yearsGA resident for at least 6 yearsTerms of Office:4 yearsMay run for a second term
7 Duties:Head of state/leader of Executive BranchCommander in chief of GA’s militaryCan veto legislation by the state legislatureSigns bills into lawCan use the floor leader of the House to suggest new legislation
8 Duties Continued:Appoints people to lead many executive officesAddresses the GA legislature in a “State of the State” speechDirector of the state budgetReports to the GA legislature with suggestions on how to spend state money
9 (above)Current Governor’s Mansion, Atlanta. (right) Entrance to theOld Executive Mansion in Milledgeville, GA.
10 Formal powers of the Governor Managing the states budget (receiving/spending money)Directing the attorney general to act as a representative in lower court cases involving state law“State of the State” addressPreparing budget bills for the House of RepresentativesCommander in Chief for GA National GuardHeads GA’s defense unitsSending GA Highway patrol and GBI into communities in times of dangerFormal powers of the Governor
11 Governor Sonny Perdue with Georgia’s National Guard.
12 Informal powers of the Governor Communicating to the public a personal position on issues of interest to all GeorgiansActing as honorary head of the political partyIssuing proclamations to honor individuals, holidays, or special eventsRepresenting the state in meetings with state officialsMeet with business leaders to expand their business in GAWorking with legislators to get laws passedGuiding state agenciesInformal powers of the Governor
13 Lieutenant Governor Qualifications: same as Governor 30 years old or moreU.S. citizen for at least 15 yearsGA resident for at least 6 yearsTerm of Office:4 yearsNo limit on the number of terms
14 Even though the Lt. Governor is part of the Executive Branch he is the presiding officerOf the Georgia Senate.
15 Lieutenant Governor Election: Elected by the citizens of the state Does not run on the same ticket or need to be in the same party as the governor
16 Lieutenant Governor Duties: Serves as governor if current governor dies or gets too sick to workAs the President of the Senate, decides committee memberships and committee chairs
17 Executive Branch Officials Within the Executive Branch of Georgia there are officials other than the Governor and Lt. Governor:7 departments with elected Chairmen or Commissioners most with 4 year termsother departments with appointed officials (set up by the state’s constitution)more departments not spelled out in the constitution that are run by appointed statutory officials
18 Organization of Executive Branch Departments with Elected Commissioners:Department of Law: State Attorney General is the head of this dept., chief legal officer of the stateDepartment of Agriculture: farming, matters relating to food/animals, Commissioner of Agriculture is chairOffice of the Commissioner of Insurance: health, safety, and life insurance regulations,
19 elected officials continued… Organizations withelected officials continued…Labor Department: services for jobs, taxes, wages, unemployment benefits, and job training, Commissioner of Labor is chairDepartment of State: maintains state records, supervises elections, regulates securities, stocks and bonds, Secretary of State is head of this dept.Department of Education: licenses teachers, approves textbooks, directs statewide education programs, administers funds, State School SuperintendentPublic Service Commissioners: regulates utility and transportation companies, (6 year term)
20 The elected Commissioners all serve a 4 year terms except for the 5 members of the Public ServiceCommission which these commissionersrotate 6 year terms.
21 Organizations of Executive Branch Departments with Appointed Commissioners:Department of Corrections: prisonsDepartment of Defense: state National GuardDepartment of Education: oversees GA’s public school system/funding/programsDepartment of Natural Resources: protects GA’s beaches, mountains, forests, and other natural resourcesDepartment of Transportation: repair for roads, bridges; traffic/transportation informationOrganizations of Executive Branch
24 Title: HARDWICK, THOMAS WILLIAM, REP Title: HARDWICK, THOMAS WILLIAM, REP. FROM GEORGIA, ; SENATOR, ; GOVERNOR, GROUP: HARDWICK, DR. M.L. BRITTAIN, GA. COMMR. ED.; N.A. HARRIS, GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA; SEN. HOKE SMITH
25 Review The executive branch operates at the federal and state level. Governor of Georgia election, duties, qualifications, and termsGeorgia’s Lt. Governor duties, qualifications and termsOther departments of the executive branchReview