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Section 2 – Texas Legislature
<ul><li>Bicameral  – made up of two houses – House of Representatives and Senate. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House has 150 memb...
<ul><li>Sessions  – period of time where the Texas Congress does most of its work. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually last 140 ...
<ul><li>Leaders – Speaker of the House </li></ul><ul><li>Members – 150 Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Term of Office – ...
<ul><li>Leaders – Lieutenant Governor  </li></ul><ul><li>Members – 31Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Term of Office – 4 ...
<ul><li>Bill  – proposed law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be proposed by House or Senate  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conference  ...
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  1. 1. Section 2 – Texas Legislature
  2. 2. <ul><li>Bicameral – made up of two houses – House of Representatives and Senate. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House has 150 members, representatives that serve 2 year terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate has 31 members, senators that serve 4 year terms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requirements to serve as Legislator: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be resident of their election districts for at least one year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 21 years old and have been Texas citizens for two years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senators must be 26 years old and have been citizens for five years. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Sessions – period of time where the Texas Congress does most of its work. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually last 140 days, but governor can call special sessions of the legislature when necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Let’s fill out chart on Texas Legislature – </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Leaders – Speaker of the House </li></ul><ul><li>Members – 150 Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Term of Office – 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Power and Duties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propose constitutional amendments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May bring impeachment charges against and vote to impeach judges and executive officials </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Leaders – Lieutenant Governor </li></ul><ul><li>Members – 31Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Term of Office – 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Power and Duties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propose constitutional amendments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must approve all executive appointments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May try and convict officials impeached at the House </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Bill – proposed law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be proposed by House or Senate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conference Committee – committee works to revise the bill to satisfy both houses. </li></ul><ul><li>Governor can deal with a bill three ways – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign the bill (becomes law) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ignores the bill (automatically becomes law in 10 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veto the bill (returns to the legislature) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Of the thousands of bills proposed each year, only a few become law. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out chart on pg. 646 </li></ul>
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