What are the duties of the Governor?

Published 06/06/2007 02:21 PM   |    Updated 01/14/2013 12:19 PM

What are the duties of the Governor? 

The governor’s primary responsibilities are to:

  • Serve as the state’s chief executive officer and oversees the functions of the executive branch of government.
  • Report to the General Assembly and the citizens of Indiana on the condition of the state each January. 
  • Recommend legislation to the General Assembly. 
  • Review bills that are approved by both the Indiana House and Senate.  The governor can sign the legislation and it will become law.  If a bill is vetoed, it is returned to the General Assembly.
  • Issue executive orders on matters important to the state.
  • Serve as commander-in-chief of the state's armed forces.
  • He also may grant reprieves, commutations and pardons.

 

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