The governor is responsible for preparing and submitting to the legislature both a fiscal year operating budget and a five-year capital outlay program. The governor may also call special sessions, suggest legislation. The governor can not veto constitutional amendments.
Responsible for protecting the rights and interests of the state. The Attorney General's office defends Louisiana laws against constitutional challenges in federal court and gives written advisory opinions on questions of law to state and local public officials.
Responsible for preparing and certifying the ballots for all elections, announcing election returns, administering the election laws, administering the voter registration laws and overseeing parish registrars of voters, and purchasing, maintaining, repairing and storing voting machines.
The president of the senate is responsible to convene the Senate, cast his vote when the Senate is equally divided, create select committees and appoint or remove the members, preside over joint sessions of the Legislature
The Speaker of the house presides at all sessions of the House, to appoint the membership of all House committees.
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