Asked in Politics and Government
Who presides over the senate when the lieutenant governor is absent?
The Lieutenant Governor serves as the president of the Senate. In his absence, the President pro Tempore will then preside. ...
Who elects the Lieutenant Governor?
State voters elect the lieutenant governor. In most states, the governor and lieutenant governor are elected together on a single ticket, but other states vote for lieutenant governor separately, meaning he or she may be from a different party than the governor. ...
Asked in US Presidents, US Governors
Does the governor preside over the legislature?
No- not in any states that I know about. State constitutions are generally patterned after the federal one, with a balance of powers. The lieutenant-governor often presides over the State Senate and can vote only if there is a tie vote. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, US Governors
What does a lieutenant governor do?
The lieutenant governor is actually quite important in the state government. He goes to all the Senate meetings and if they are tied on a certain matter, his vote counts as the last one. It depends on the the region in question. In the United States, for example, the Lieutenant Governor in each state primarily serves as stand-in if the Governor is ever unable to perform his duties. Certain states have more powers assigned to the Lieutenant Governor such as speaker of...
Asked in Elections and Voting
How is the lieutenant governor chosen in Tennessee?
Not elected by voters, but elcted by stats Senate. The Lieutentant Governor is also the Speaker of the Senate in Tennessee. ...
What are the major duties of the lieutenant governor of Indiana?
The lieutenant governor of Indiana is responsible for introducing legislation. They also debate on legislation and vote when there is a tie. ...
What is the Lieutenant Governor of West Virginia?
The state of West Virginia does not have a Lieutenant Governor, per se. The Senate President is first in line for succession in the event of a death or incapacity of the Governor. ...
What are lieutenant governor responsibilities?
The Lieutenant Governor in Texas is unique in that he is part of both the Executive and Legislative branches. As in most states, the Lieutenant Governor in Texas assumes the powers and duties of the Governor when the Governor is unable to serve or is absent from the state. But in Texas, the Lieutenant Governor is elected separately from the Governor, and each can be members of different political parties. The Texas Constitution names the Lieutenant Governor the Constitutional President of the...
Asked in Texas, US Governors
What happens when a vacancy occurs in the office of the lieutenant governor of Texas?
When a vacancy occurs in the office of the lieutenant governor of Texas, the Senate will elect one of its members as the acting President of the Senate until the next state-wide office election. ...
Asked in Canada
How many queens representatives are there in Canada?
There are eleven permanent representatives of Her Majesty the Queen of Canada: Governor General of Canada Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Lieutenant Governor of Québec Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador ...
Who elects the Texas lieutenant governor?
The Lieutenant governor of Texas, is selected by state wide election although, the Texas Senate also has the constitutional power to replace a lieutenant governor in the event of death, resignation or election to higher office. [snip] In the case of a vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's office, the Senate elects one of its members to act as President of the Senate until the next statewide office election, in effect becoming the Lieutenant Governor. A Senator elected as presiding officer in this way...