Chapter 5

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LECTURE OUTLINE
“Oklahoma’s Executive Branch”
Chapter 5
CHAPTER 5: Oklahoma’s Executive Branch

 

The Office of the Governor:

  • Eligibility to Serve as Governor
  • Terms of Office and Term Limits

The Bully Pulpit

  • Weak vs. Strong Governor System
  • Sources of Gubernatorial Influence

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Governor

  • Interaction with the Legislature
    • Legislation
    • The Budget Process
    • Calling Special Sessions
    • The State of the State
    • Dictating Legislative Agenda
  • Head of State
  • Chief Representative to the National Government
  • Chief Representative to International Leaders and Businessmen
  • State Party Leader
  • Pardons and Paroles
  • Chief Executive of the State
    • Political Appointments
  • Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard
  • Appointment of Judicial Branch Judges and Justices

 

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor:

  • Eligibility to Serve as Lieutenant Governor
  • Terms of Office

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor

  • Governor as President of the Senate
  • Governor as Acting Governor in the Governor’s Absence
  • Various Other Roles of the Lt. Governor

 

The Office of the Attorney General:

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Attorney General

  • Legal Advisor to the State
  • Giving Legal Opinions
  • Initiating Multi-County Grand Juries

 

The Superintendent of Public Instruction:

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Superintendent

 

The State Treasurer:

            Brief Description of Duties

 

The Commissioner of Insurance:

            Brief Description of Duties

 

The Corporation Commission:

Brief Description of Duties

 

The State Auditor and Inspector

            Brief Description of Duties

 

The Commissioner of Labor

            Brief Description of Duties

 

Executive Appointive Offices

  • Secretary of State
  • Director of Mines

 

The Cabinet System

            Theory of a Cabinet System

 

BE SURE TO REVIEW KEY TERMS IN THE GLOSSARY FOR EACH CHAPTER!!!