Georgia Cabinet Form of Government Amendment (2010)

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Georgia Cabinet Form of Government Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The legislative session ended on April 29, 2010 and the proposed amendment was not approved for the ballot thus eliminating it for 2010.

The proposal called for creating a cabinet form of government. In other words the heads of the state's Agricultural, Insurance, Education and Labor departments would have been appointed by the governor and subject to Senate confirmation. According to reports the four agencies under the proposal had approximately 6,000 employees and budgets of about $7.5 billion.[1][2]

Path to the ballot

See also: How the Georgia Constitution is amended

In order to move the proposed constitutional amendment to the 2010 ballot the measure required two-thirds approval in both the House and Senate.[3]

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