Legislative branch (General Assembly)
Department of Agriculture
Holding sessions on tax issues
Spending of tax dollars (appropriation bills)
They allow many bill proposals to be studied closely, in a short period of time.
They allow chamber leaders to discuss what is going to be discussed the following day.
They allow interns to understand the process the session goes through on a daily basis.
They show visitors, like field trip students, how committees work.
Pass the bill and send it straight to the governor
Recommend the bill be passed as is
Recommend that a bill be passed with certain changes
Let the bill die in committee by not recommending it
House of Representatives
Dept. of Motor Vehicles
The General Assembly
Members of the Senate
Members of the House of Representatives
You must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a 4 year resident of Georgia.
You must be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for 15 years, and a resident of Georgia.
You must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen, and 2 year resident of Georgia.
You must be at least 30 years old, a one year resident of the electing district, and cannot have a criminal record.
Length of time living in the state
Length of time living in your district
The fact you must be a living, breathing human being
The bill goes back to the Senate.
The bill goes back to the House of Representatives.
The bill becomes law.
The bill is killed.
Separation of powers
Checks and balances
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
They never hear cases that involve misdemeanors.
The Governor appoints the judges to the courts.
The judges in these courts serve for life.
They only review appealed cases from lower courts.
Sentencing, Intake, Formal hearing, Detention, Appeal
Appeal, Detention, Sentencing, Intake, Formal hearing
Formal Hearing, Intake, Detention, Appeal, Sentencing
Intake, Detention, Formal Hearing, Sentencing, Appeal
Obey evening curfew
The judge decides the case, not a jury
Juveniles do not have the right to an attorney
Juveniles do not have the right to a speedy trial
The court does not have to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Superior Court
Georgia State Court
Georgia Magistrate Court
To protect the welfare of children & prevent you from becoming a career criminal
To lock up juvenile delinquents
To punish juveniles and their parents
To protect parents from their children
The bill is assigned a number and is printed.
The bill is sent to the governor.
The bill is sent to a committee for debate and discussion.
The bill is sent to the judicial branch to be interpreted for its constitutionality.