SO 2017-31 Heraldic Ensigns Act

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SO 2017-31 Heraldic Ensigns Act

Post by Abdoa on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:29 am

Heraldic Ensigns Act 2017

An Act to establish and regulate heraldic ensigns for public bodies.

WHEREAS Our Region does not bear or use any heraldic ensigns as of this present moment;

WHEREAS We desire that Our Region does bear and use heraldic ensigns from this present moment;

BE IT ENACTED by Us, with the advice and consent of Parliament, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


Chapter I: General provisions
Article 1
For the purposes of this Act and all subsequent Acts, the term "in Ordinary" is defined as "appointed under normal circumstances or elected by general election", and the term "in Extraordinary" is defined as "appointed temporarily, afforded only a subset of the rights and duties of the respective office, or elected by special election".

Article 2
The Parliamentary Union of Nations shall adopt heraldic ensigns.

Article 3
Under “heraldic ensigns” shall be read: seals, escutcheons, armorial bearings, heraldic badges, and other such similar heraldic devices.

Article 4
The King-of-Arms in Ordinary shall create and maintain a Roll of Arms, on which all public heraldic ensigns shall be listed.

Article 5
No-one shall be allowed to use any heraldic ensigns listed in the aforementioned Roll of Arms, unless he holds or possesses an office or a position, or when he exercises the duties, privileges, et cetera of such an office or a position, to which is assigned a heraldic ensign.

Chapter II: Greater heraldic ensigns for the Region
Article 6
The Parliamentary Union of Nations shall adopt heraldic ensigns for herself, consisting of at least an escutcheon and supporters, to be determined as set out by this Act of Parliament.

Article 7
From the day this Act of Parliament becomes Law, each Member of Our Region shall have the privilege to forward proposals for the heraldic ensigns as set out in Article 5 of this Act. Such proposals shall be forwarded to the King-of-Arms in Ordinary.

Article 8
After a period of three weeks, the term to send such proposals aforementioned shall be closed. The King-of-Arms in Ordinary shall list all proposals in one ballot and a vote will be taken.

Article 9
The proposal with the most votes shall be adopted, unless that proposal has not received more than half of the votes cast. In such case the proposal(s) with the least vote(s) shall be excluded and another round of voting shall be held until one proposal has received the required minimum aforementioned.

Article 10
From the moment of its affirmation, the proposed heraldic ensign shall be adopted as the Greater Arms of Our Region. From that moment onwards, all Bills of Parliament, Amendments and Acts of Parliament, notifications in the International Gazette and other regional documents of Law shall carry, at the front, the Greater Arms of Our Region.

Chapter II: Lesser heraldic ensigns for the Region
Article 11
From the moment of its affirmation, the escutcheon of the proposed heraldic ensign shall be adopted as the Lesser Arms of Our Region. From that moment onwards, all Parliamentary Papers, not being set out in Article 9 of this Act, shall carry, at the front, the Lesser Arms of Our Region.

Chapter III: Display of the Region’s heraldic ensigns
Article 12
No Member of Our Region shall be permitted to display Our regional Arms, either the Greater or the Lesser variant, as his flag or avatar on NationStates.net or Our Forum without prior written, public, unrevoked permission from the King-of-Arms.

Article 13
"Illegal Display of Heraldic Ensigns", or violation of the rule set forth in Article 11 of this Document, is hereby defined as a Criminal Offense under SO#2017-14 ("On Judicial Rights and Procedures"), Article V, and is classified as a Misdemeanor.

Chapter IV: Special ensigns for offices and positions
Article 14
The King-of-Arms in Ordinary, or any of his Heralds, may assign especial heraldic ensigns to a particular office or position. These ensigns may not be exactly the same as those of Our Region.

Article 15
If an ensign, as specified in Article 13 of this Act, has been granted, the holder of that office or position shall bear and use it on all documents written in his capacity of the holder of that office or position.

Chapter V: Other provisions
Article 16
The King-of-Arms in Ordinary shall have the exclusive power and privilege to make especial regulations with regards to heraldic ensigns. Though, the King-of-Arms in Ordinary shall abide by the rules and regulations set by Parliament on such matters.

Article 17
This Act may be cited as “[The] Heraldic Ensigns Act 2017”.

Monday 1 May 2017
The Rt. Hon. Nassau-Windsor MP LSM
The Hon. Abdoa MP LSM GSM
The Rt. Hon. Libertarian Democracy MP LSM GSM

Debate scheduled May 16-18, 2017, extended to May 20, 2017, suspended by indefinite adjournment May 19, 2017 with one day of debate no extension possible remaining.
Debate rescheduled June 1-2, 2017
Amendments voted on June 2-6, 2017
Vote scheduled June 7-9, 2017
Failed at vote

Status: defeated at vote

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