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presides
to hold the position of authority, as at a meeting
sole
only
referendum
placing an issue directly before the voters rather than deciding it through a legislative body
ajourn
to bring to an offical close
impeachment
to charge a public offical with misconduct in office
convene
to assemble or gather
the floor
the place of a legislative chamber where busniess is
bicameral
consists of two houses
felony
a serious crime, such as a murder or burglary
constitutional amendment
a legal addition or change in a law of the constitution
Bonds
certificates that governments sell to raise money
resident
a person who makes his or her home in a particular place
breach of peace
disturbing the peace
Qualifications
skills or requirements that a person needs for a particular task
treason
betrayal of one's country, espacially be giving aid to the enemy in wartime or platting to overthrow the government
immunity
freedom from certain penalties or duties
Disqualification
to be declaired unfit
standing committees
permanent committees to stufy variuoes types of legislation
registration
making an offical record
legislator
a law maker
majority party
the political party with the most members elected to the legislature
quorum
the minimum number of members needed to conduct
general election
an election inwhich voters from each party vote for candidates who will run for office inthe general election
session
a meeting or series of meetings of a legislative body
re-districting
a process by which a state is divided into new districts according to population