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What date did CONGRESS APROVE NV to form a Constitution & State Government?
March 21, 1864
What date did the PEOPLE APPROVE the NV Constitution?
September 1864
What date was NV ADMITTED into the Union?
October 31, 1864
NV Constitution was framed by delegates in what city?

What day & year?
Carson City

July 4, 1864
What article # do you find the "Bill of Rights"?
Article I
All political power is inherent to the people.
(True or False)
True-politic power is inherent to the people.
Who protects, secures & benefits the people?
Government
Religious sentiment shall be secured by _______ __________.
Perfect toleration
Allegiance of every NV citizen is to whom?
The Federal Government.
The supreme executive power of the state is vested in the __________.

A. Governor
B. Secretary of State
C. Controller
D. Attorney General
A. - Power is vested in the governor.
What office holders are elected at the same time & length of time as the governor?
Secretary of State
Treasurer
Controller
Attorney Genrral
What length of term does the governor, secretary of state, treasurer, controller & attorney general serve?
4 year term.
Who shall keep a true record of the official acts of legislative & executive departments of the government?
Secretary of State
The state seat of government must be located where?
Carson City
State may not assume the debts of a county, town, or city when the debts have been created to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, or provide public defense.
(True or False)
False
The state may not donate or loan money to corporations for any reason.
(True or False)
False- State can for educational or charitable purposes.
The governor, elected state officials, judicial officers & justices of the peace may be impeached.
(True or False)
False - Justices of the peace can't be impeached.
Initiative petition proposing a statue or an amendment must be filed with the whom?

A. Governor
B. Secretary of State
c. Attorney General
D. None of the above
B - Secretary of state
How many days prior to a regular session of the legislative must a petition proposing a statue or an amendment be submitted?
30 days prior
Who takes the place of the governor & lieutenant governor if death occurs to both?
President of the Senate (pro tempore) until vacancy is filled.
Money from the state treasury can only be drawn as a consequence of what?
Appropriation made by the law.
An amendment to NV. Constitution may be proposed ONLY by either house.
(True or False)
False - can be proposed by either house or the people.
***EXECUTIVE BRANCH***

Start of executive branch section.
***executive branch***
The people by initiative petition can propose an amendment to the NV constitution.
(True or False)
True - The people as well as either house can propose an amendments to the NV constitution.
GOVERNOR (summary)
• Supreme Exec Power of State
• 4 yr tearm, two terms (1970)
• Can be impeached
• 25 yrs or older
• Resident for at least 2 yrs
• Board of Pardons
• Board of State Prison
• Board of Examiners
• Call out malitia to keep law
• Uses & keeps Great Seal of NV
•Can veto a bill
• Has 5 days to sign a bill or return it unsigned
• Appoints Superintendent of Schools
• Appoints Standards Commission
GOVERNOR (summary)
• Supreme Exec Power of State
• 4 yr tearm, two terms (1970)
• Can be impeached
• 25 yrs or older
• Resident for at least 2 yrs
• Board of Pardons
• Board of State Prison
• Board of Examiners
• Call out malitia to keep law
• Uses & keeps Great Seal of NV
•Can veto a bill
• Has 5 days to sign a bill or return it unsigned
• Appoints Superintendent of Schools
• Appoints Standards Commission
SECRETARY OF STATE (summary)
• 4 yr term
• Keeps records of official acts
• Can be impeached
• Petition proposing statue/
amendment is filed with the state
• Board of State Prison
• Board of Examiners
Secretary of State info
ATTORNEY GENERAL (summary)
• 4 yr term
• Board of Pardons
• Board of State Prisons
• Board of Examiners
• Can be impeached
Attorney General info
LIEUTENANT GOV. (summary)
• 4yr tearm
• Presidents of Senate
• Can be impeached
Lieutenant Governor info
STATE (summary)
• Can assume debts of county, town,
Or city 4 invasion, public defenese & insurrection
• Donate/loan money to corps for Education or charities
State info
***LEGISLATOR***

Start of legislator section.
***legislator***
The limit on the aggregate number in BOTH branches of legislature is __________.

A. 25
B. 50
C. 75
D. 100
C - 75 Members for both branches.
Initiative measures take precedence over appropriation bills.
(True or False)
False - appropriation bills take precedence.
Legislature may change or ammend an initiative measure approved by voters after how many days/years from the date that initiative measure took effect.

A. 60 days
B. 130 days
C. 1 yr
D. 3 yrs
E. 5 yrs
D - after 3 years.
Regular sessions of the legislature shall be when?

A. Annual
B. Bi-Annual
C. Bi-Ennial
C - Biennial ( once every 2 years)
Each regular session of legislature shall commence on what day and month of the year?
On the first Monday of February.
Assemblymen are chosen by whom?

How long is their term of office?
Assemblymen are chosen by electors of their respective districts.

Assemblymen's term of office is 2 yrs.
The term of office for a senator is how many years?

A. 2 yrs
B. 4 yrs
C. 6 yrs
Senator's term is 4 yrs.
Assemblymen/Assembly
• Total # determined by legislator after each decennial (10 yr) census
• Assigned by legislator from their respective counties, district, according to # of inhabitants
• Holds sole power of impeachment with majority vote
Assemblymen/Assembly
• Total # determined by legislator after each decennial (10 yr) census
• Assigned by legislator from their respective counties, district, according to # of inhabitants
• Holds sole power of impeachment with majority vote
Bills
• Originate in either the assembly or Senate.
• Can be amended in either group.
• Majority of each house is necessary to pass every bill or joint resolution.
• 2/3 vote of each house needed to pass bill over governor veto.
• Governor has 5 days to sign a bill or return it unsigned.
Bills
• Originate in either the assembly or Senate.
• Can be amended in either group.
• Majority of each house is necessary to pass every bill or joint resolution.
• 2/3 vote of each house needed to pass bill over governor veto.
• Governor has 5 days to sign a bill or return it unsigned.
In case of a death or resignation of a legislator whom shall appoint the replacement?
The county commissioners of the county from which the legislator was elected shall appoint the replacement.
Regular sessions of the legislature shall be for how many calendar days?
Regular sessions for legislature shall be 120 days.
***JUDICIAL SYSTEM***

Start of judicial system
***JUDICIAL SYSTEM***

Start of judicial system
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES (summary)
• Board of Pardons
• Has Judicial power
• Are 7 judges-1chief & 6 associates
• Majority of cases decided by 3 Justice panel
• Important cases heard by entire court
• 6 yr term, staggered every 2 yrs
• Elected by electors of the state at a general election
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES (summary)
• Board of Pardons
• Has Judicial power
• Are 7 judges-1chief & 6 associates
• Majority of cases decided by 3 Justice panel
• Important cases heard by entire court
• 6 yr term, staggered every 2 yrs
• Elected by electors of the state at a general election
District/Judges
• Serve 6 yr term
• Elected by the electors of the state
• Has judicial power
• State is Divided into 9 judicial districts
District/Judges
• Serve 6 yr term
• Elected by the electors of the state
• Has judicial power
• State is Divided into 9 judicial districts
Judicial power is VESTED in what 3 offices?
Judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court, district courts, & justices of the peace.
Any judicial officer shall be deemed to have VACATED his office after how many consecutive days?

A. 30 days
B. 60 days
C. 90 days
D. 120 days
C-After 90 days.
Whom may establish courts for municipal purposes in incorporated cities & towns?

A. Executive
B. Legislature
C. Judicial
B-Legislature may establish courts for municipal purposes.
Who has original jurisdiction in all cases in equity and at law?

A. District courts
B. Supreme Court
A-Disrict court have original jurisdiction in all cases in equity & law.
Who has appellate jurisdiction?

A. District courts
B. Supreme Court
B-Supreme court has appellate jurisdiction.
A 2/3 vote is needed of ALL members elected to the legislature, the chief justices and associates of the Supreme Court & judges of district courts may be removed from office if the complaint is less than sufficient grounds for impeachment.
True or False?
True
What must the legislature provide to public schools?
Legislature must provide for
1.) A uniform system
2.) Means for maintenance
3.) Means for support
No SECTARIAN INSTRUCTION may be given in the PUBLIC SCHOOLS & no PUBLIC FUNDS may be used for SECTARIAN PURPISES.
(True or False)
True
Who is eligible for any public office in the state?
A person who is a qualified elector may be eligible for public office.
When are GENERAL ELECTIONS held?
General elections are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Where must county officers hold their offices?
County officers must hold their office at the county seat of their respective counties.
What % of NV voters must express their wish that a law made by the legislature be submitted to a vote of the people before it will be referred?

A. 10%
B. 20%
c. 25%
D. 50%
A. - 10%
Who has the power to change public officers' salaries set by the constitution?

And when can they change it?
Legislature has the power to change public officers' salaries.

They can't make changes during the term they have been elected for.
What type of votes given at an election constitutes a choice?
A PLURALITY of votes constitutes a choice.
Can vote if:
• A US citizen
• 18 yrs or older
• In NV for 6 months
• In district or county for 30 days
• In precinct for10 days
Can vote if:
• A US citizen
• 18 yrs or older
• In NV for 6 months
• In district or county for 30 days
• In precinct for10 days
A law approved by the MAJORITY of the electors voting at a state election may be ANNULLED, SET ASIDE, or made INOPERATIVE, by a direct vote of the PEOPLE.
A law approved by the MAJORITY of the electors voting at a state election may be ANNULLED, SET ASIDE, or made INOPERATIVE, by a direct vote of the PEOPLE.
If a PUBLIC OFFICER doesn't resign within 5 days after his recall petition is filed, a special election shall be orderedheld within how many days?
Shall be ordered within 20 days.
When can a RECAL PETITION be filed for an OFFICER?

For a SENATOR, or ASSEMBLYMAN?
After officer has held his office for 6 months.

After 10 days for a senator or assemblyman.
Who must SIGN all GRANTS & COMMISSIONS given in the name of the state of NV?
Must be signed by the GOVERNOR & counter-signed by the SECRETARY OF STATE.
What exceptions are allowed for the sale of LOTTERY TICKETS?
EXCEPTIONS may be granted for CHARITABLE or NOT-FOR-PROFIT organizations.
Can INHERITANCES be LEVIED?
NO inheritance shall be LEVIED.
14 th amendment of EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE overrides the 6 month waiting period in NV Constitution.
14 th amendment of EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE overrides the 6 month waiting period in NV Constitution.