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SO 2017-1 Amendments to SO 2016-6 the Electoral Integrity Act

Post by Abdoa on Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:18 am

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Amendments to SO 2016-6 the Electoral Integrity Act


Article I: Introduction

Feeling that the penalties for electoral fraud established in SO 2016-6 are both too harsh and too vague, and that nations convicted of electoral fraud should be given a chance to redeem themselves, we, the Parliament of the Union, propose to amend the Act in question to set out a more specific and balanced set of guidelines for the nature of the sentence passed if the suspect nation is found guilty at trial.

Article II: Amendments

Section A: Formatting

It is ordered that the sections of SO 2016-6 be numbered as follows:

“Article I: Inquiries
Article II: Request for Inquiry
Article III: Investigative Procedures
Article IV: Trial”

Section B: Content

It is ordered that Clause [3] of Article IV of SO 2016-6 be amended to read retroactively as follows:

“[3] If Parliament finds the suspect guilty, the jury will order the Founder to eject the nation and puppets in question and ban them for a period of two months from the issue of the court’s decision. The jury may also vote to commute the sentence down to a minimum of 15 days, but the nation will not be permitted to vote or hold public office for the full duration of their two-month sentence.”

Article III: Conclusion

We, the Parliament of the Union, hereby enact this document and its provisions into law and order them to be applied in a timely fashion.

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Post by Abdoa on Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:18 am

Debate will last until Wednesday January 11, 2017.

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Post by Armenian States on Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:02 am

I am satisfied with the bill.
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Post by Nassau-Windsor on Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:31 am

Though I am sure my Right Honourable friend will forgive me, I cannot support the amendment as it now is. This is because of the possibility that habitual offenders of this serious crime cannot be banned with their puppets permanently. Therefore, I would like to amend the draft as follows:

“[3] If Parliament finds the suspect guilty, the jury will order the Founder to eject the nation and puppets in question and ban them for a period of two months from the issue of the court’s decision. The jury may also vote to commute the sentence down to a minimum of 15 days, but the nation will not be permitted to vote or hold public office for the full duration of their two-month sentence. If the offender has been declared guilty of electoral fraude for more than two times, the maximum sentence will be a permanent ban from the Region.

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Post by Abdoa on Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:22 pm

I fully support the amendment to the bill, and was actually about to propose such an amendment myself.

I also hereby table a motion to move to a vote. (aka vote on the amendment to the bill and then on the bill)

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Post by Libertarian Democracy on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:09 pm

I do support the amendment proposed by Nassau, but with one minor change:

“[3] If Parliament finds the suspect guilty, the jury will order the Founder to eject the nation and puppets in question and ban them for a period of two months from the issue of the court’s decision. The jury may also vote to commute the sentence down to a minimum of 15 days, but the nation will not be permitted to vote or hold public office for the full duration of their two-month sentence. If the offender has been declared guilty of electoral fraud for more than two times, the maximum sentence will be a permanent ban from the Region, and at minimum shall be punished with double the normal maximum punishment.
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Post by Abdoa on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:12 pm

I withdraw my motion to move to a vote in order to allow Nassau to comment on LibDem's amendment, which I also support over Nassau's amendment.

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Re: SO 2017-1 Amendments to SO 2016-6 the Electoral Integrity Act

Post by Nassau-Windsor on Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:50 pm

Libertarian Democracy wrote:I do support the amendment proposed by Nassau, but with one minor change:

“[3] If Parliament finds the suspect guilty, the jury will order the Founder to eject the nation and puppets in question and ban them for a period of two months from the issue of the court’s decision. The jury may also vote to commute the sentence down to a minimum of 15 days, but the nation will not be permitted to vote or hold public office for the full duration of their two-month sentence. If the offender has been declared guilty of electoral fraud for more than two times, the maximum sentence will be a permanent ban from the Region, and at minimum shall be punished with double the normal maximum punishment.

I support the change of my Right Honourable friend the President indeed. Therefore, I will update my amendment to read as follows:

“[3] If Parliament finds the suspect guilty, the jury will order the Founder to eject the nation and puppets in question and ban them for a period of two months from the issue of the court’s decision. The jury may also vote to commute the sentence down to a minimum of 15 days, but the nation will not be permitted to vote or hold public office for the full duration of their two-month sentence. If the offender has been declared guilty of electoral fraud for more than two times, the maximum sentence will be a permanent ban from the Region, and at minimum shall be punished with double the normal maximum punishment.”

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Re: SO 2017-1 Amendments to SO 2016-6 the Electoral Integrity Act

Post by Abdoa on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:16 am

Great! Debate is over, please go vote on the amendments!

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