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Unformatted text preview: Krishal Patel POLS 1101 Jamison Dague Journalism 516 Chapter 5: The Georgia General Assembly The General Assembly pertains to every state and is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The General Assembly is used as a tool of legislation, which is overlooked by the executive branch of the state. Portrayal of this legislation requires approval of both chambers in the assembly. In the early years of Georgia’s General Assembly, the House of Representatives have been the major power and the Senate has been the underdog. The Senate emphasized its power in the 1960s which in turn created more controversy over which chamber is the more important one. Georgia’s legislation period is the shortest out of all the states. It is only forty days, with sessions beginning on the second Monday in January and ending on the first of April. It is up to the General Assembly to get through all assignments within forty days so that they may protect representation. All bills must go to Governor to receive approval or denial. that they may protect representation....
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at UGA.
- Spring '08