Tx Govt ch 8 Quiz
Members serving on which state board are not appointed by the presiding officers?
The Legislative Advisory Council on Local Governments
Which of the following is not a power of the presiding officers of the legislature?
Interpreting laws and giving advisory opinions
In 2009, House Democrats _______ to death a bill to require voters to present valid ID at polls because they feared that it would keep low-income and elderly citizens from voting.
Which of the following statements about legislative tagging is incorrect?
Tagging can last up to twenty-four hours
If the legislature is in session and the governor refuses to sign a bill,
it becomes law in ten days
Which is not a function of the Legislative Council?
Propose the legislature's version of the proposed biennial budget
For a senator to vote "yes" on a legislative measure, he or she
holds up a single finger
All conference committees are composed of
five members from each chamber
Which body is responsible for proposing the legislature's version of the proposed biennial budget?
The Legislative Budget Board
When a committee refuses to release a bill, this is referred to as a(n)
To pass a conference committee, a proposal must win the support of
majority vote of each chamber's delegation to the committee
A bill on the House floor usually can be debated a maximum of _______ for each member.
ten minutes Correct
Standing committees also are known as
The House Calendars Committee controls
the flow of legislation from the committees to the house floor
What is a blocking bill?
A bill placed early on the Senate calendar each session
The legislative process for rescuing a pigeonholed bill from a committee is called
How does a bill become a law?
Introduction to the senate, assigned to committee, committee action, senate calendar.
Historically, the Texas legislature has been organized on the basis of which of the following
A state constitutional amendment passed in November 2007 ended voice vote and required __________ voting on final passage of all bills.