Tx Govt ch 8 Quiz

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1

Members serving on which state board are not appointed by the presiding officers?

The Legislative Advisory Council on Local Governments

2

Which of the following is not a power of the presiding officers of the legislature?

Interpreting laws and giving advisory opinions

3

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.

chubbed

4

Which of the following statements about legislative tagging is incorrect?

Tagging can last up to twenty-four hours

5

If the legislature is in session and the governor refuses to sign a bill,

it becomes law in ten days

6

Which is not a function of the Legislative Council?

Propose the legislature's version of the proposed biennial budget

7

For a senator to vote "yes" on a legislative measure, he or she

holds up a single finger

8

All conference committees are composed of

five members from each chamber

9

Which body is responsible for proposing the legislature's version of the proposed biennial budget?

The Legislative Budget Board

10

When a committee refuses to release a bill, this is referred to as a(n)

pigeonhole

11

To pass a conference committee, a proposal must win the support of

majority vote of each chamber's delegation to the committee

12

A bill on the House floor usually can be debated a maximum of _______ for each member.

ten minutes Correct

13

Standing committees also are known as

little legislatures

14

The House Calendars Committee controls

the flow of legislation from the committees to the house floor

15

What is a blocking bill?

A bill placed early on the Senate calendar each session

16

The legislative process for rescuing a pigeonholed bill from a committee is called

discharge petition

17

How does a bill become a law?

Introduction to the senate, assigned to committee, committee action, senate calendar.

18

Historically, the Texas legislature has been organized on the basis of which of the following

Ideology

19

A state constitutional amendment passed in November 2007 ended voice vote and required __________ voting on final passage of all bills.

recorded