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050 - Missouri Executive Branch

Article IV of the Missouri State Constitution
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Tavish Whiting

on 16 July 2014

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Transcript of 050 - Missouri Executive Branch

Governor


Lieutenant Governor


State Auditor


Secretary of State


State Treasurer


Attorney General

Details of the Executive Branch
Executive Branch
The Missouri Executive Branch is made up of
six independently elected officials
. This means that when they run for office, they run separately. Therefore it is possible to have a mix of political parties in the Executive Branch.
Governor
--Pardon or Reprieve

--Make Appointments (Executive & Judicial Branches)

--Commander-in-Chief of State Militia & National Guard

--Call Special Sessions

--Liaison to the Federal Government

--Veto or Line-Item Veto on bills from the General Assembly
Missouri
Governor's Mansion
The Missouri
Executive Branch
Office
Elected Offices
The six elected offices are:

--
Governor
(Chief Executive)
--
Lieutenant Governor
--
State Auditor
--
Secretary of State
--
State Treasurer
--
Attorney General
4yrs (Two Terms)


4 yrs


4yrs


4yrs


4yrs (Two Terms)


4yrs
Term/Limits
Qualifications
30 yrs old, 15yrs US Citizen, 10yrs MO Resident


* Same as Governor


* Same as Governor


18yrs old, US Citizen, 1yr MO Resident


* Same as Secretary of State


* Same as Secretary of State & Pass Missouri Bar
Lt. Governor
--President of the State Senate

--Breaks ties in the Senate

--1st in Line to be Governor

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By law, must serve on several state boards
State Auditor
--Keep all financial records (accounting)

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Ensure public funds are being used efficiently

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Audits state agencies, boards and commissions, the circuit court system and political subdivisions upon request.
Secretary of State
--Keep all non-financial records (record keeping)

--Certify all state election results

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Keep a register of the official acts of the governor

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Custodian of the seal of the state

State Treasurer
--Oversee collection, holding and distribution of state funds as well as federal funds for the state.


Attorney General
--Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Missouri

--Chief Defense Attorney representing the state of Missouri



Executive Departments
The Executive Branch of Missouri has sixteen (16) executive departments. The head of each department is nominated by the governor and approved by the State Senate. They are:
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Office of Administration
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Department of Agriculture
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Department of Conservation
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Department of Corrections
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Department of Economic Development
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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Department of Health and Senior Services
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Department of Higher Education
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Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration
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Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
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Department of Mental Health
--
Department of Natural Resources
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Department of Public Safety
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Department of Revenue
--
Department of Social Services
--
Department of Transportation
Boards & Commissions
The Executive Branch of Missouri has more than 300 boards and commissions that work within the state bureaucracy.
State Bureaucracy
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Line of Succession for Governor
#1 - Lieutenant Governor
#2 - President Pro Tempore of the Senate
#3 - Speaker of the House of Representatives
#4 - Secretary of State
#5 - State Auditor
#6 - State Treasurer
#7 - Attorney General
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