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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:31 am

And with that, I do hereby reconvene this Convention. We will now begin 15 days of additional debate before we move on to voting.

Our first item of debate is the Rule Committee Report, submitted by Parliament Delegate Abdoa. Debate will last until November 5th. Same procedure as last time.

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:12 am

This report does not really change my positions, although it does bring to light several procedural conundrums that would need to be sorted out by Parliament if some of these proposals were passed. However, I do ask the Parliament Delegate if he could elaborate on the potential procedural effects of SO#2016-12 if the amendments were passed.

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by S:t Artica and the N.K. on Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:24 pm

I do agree with the honorable LibDem, that further explanations regarding SO#2016-12 would be appreciated. However, other than that I feel that the report is clear and based upon good arguments.
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Abdoa on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:34 am

I apologize to the Chair and my colleagues for my late response.

To clarify on the procedural effects of SO#2016-12:
-it explicitly refers to in-character and out-of-character actions as being distinct, without defining them, in discordance with the rest of the Constitution: Parliament would need to define those terms and possibly amend the Acts on Judicial Rights and Procedures and Regional Roleplay as a result of this passage.
-the use of a capital C in "commission" (Article 14) would interfere with both the Act on Parliamentary Commissions and Committees and the Act on Positional Commissions, by designating the term "commission" as one that applies exclusively to the instance mentioned in the Constitution. As this may seem a bit odd, I would like to point out that the Parliament (capital P) is one organ of governmental instances, and to create other organs named "Parliament" would be confusing and infringe on the use of the word Parliament as defined in the Constitution. Same goes with Temporary Tribunals, Cabinet, etc.
-Article 17 basically gives the Founder the right to do everything in the Union government that isn't directly partisan. This would invalidate the exclusive prerogative given to certain organs within the government, such as in Article 1 of the Act on General Debate. Also, for the same reasons, this creates possible inconsistencies within the Constitution itself, which could lead to a destabilization of what is considered constitutionally permissible in the laws passed by Parliament.
-Article 10, Subsection 1: This invalidates SO#2017-01, by removing the inferred power of the President to organize votes (by using the term "votes" in stead of the currently used "elections") while barring the Founder from calling votes on certain topics.

Also, the length and detail of this proposal removes a, pardon my saying, ridiculous amount of liberty from the Parliament to regulate the position of the Founder. It amounts to a power-grab by the Founder, ensuring that it is hard to remove certain of his/her privileges even if they are useless or badly executed, taking away the Parliament's vital duty to monitor and hold to account the only non-recallable official in the Union.
This would severely hamper the Parliament if it ever chooses to curtail any one of the Founder's powers, by obliging it to pass through the lengthy Constitutional Amendment process, where it can pass a simple law in the case of other officials, who can in any case be recalled.

All in all, this proposal, along with the similar SO#2017-64, would place an undue burden on Parliamentary procedure, both short-term (saving the important provisions of certain laws that could be invalidated) and long-term (forcing the Parliament to either change its procedures or have to take circuitous routes to get around them in legislation on the powers of the Founder).

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:43 am

Debate on this item has concluded. We will now move on to the next item of debate, the Development Committee Report, submitted by the Chair. Debate will last until November 10th.

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Aralunya on Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:53 am

Having read the Report submitted by the Development Chair, I concur with its conclusions. Also, given the hearings held in my Committee, I feel that it largely falls in line with the general consensus on the Amendments as proposed.
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by S:t Artica and the N.K. on Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:32 pm

I agree with the statement presented by the Hon. Aralunya. The report does not change my position on the proposed amendments.
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:01 pm

My apologies for the delay; I had an extraordinarily busy week. Debate on this item has concluded, and we will now move on to the next and final item - the Management Committee Report, submitted by Parliament Delegate Aralunya. Debate will end on November 16th.

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by S:t Artica and the N.K. on Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:25 pm

As I have taken part in committee I fully agree with it. I would also like to mention that I willing to answer questions regarding the report to the best of my ability. If they were to surface before the end of the debate.
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:33 pm

Debate has ended.  We will now proceed to the last item of Phase II, which is voting on amendments to the proposals.  There are two proposals that may be amended:

SO#2015-11 ("Reducing Constitutional Ambiguity"):
text:
ARTICLE I: Preface

In an effort to reduce ambiguity within the provisions of the Constitution of the Union, we, the Parliament of the Union,  hereby enact the provisions of this document as a Constitutional Amendment.


ARTICLE II: Amendments to Article I of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Amend “Article I, Section B, Subsection 2”

We move to amend Article I, Section B, Subsection 2 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“A Member’s posts on the RMB may be suppressed by the Founder or Prime Minister, accompanied by a warning, if they are deemed derogatory, at the aforementioned officials discretion.  The Judicial System may order the suppression of one or more posts at its discretion”

Section B: Amend “Article I, Section C, Subsection 1”

We move to amend Article I, Section C, Subsection 2 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Judicial System may revoke the right to vote in elections, either temporarily or permanently, but only as part of a punishment for a nation convicted of a crime”

Section C: Add “Article I, Section D, Subsection 1”

We move to add the following to the Constitution as Article I, Section D, Subsection 1:
“Any nation that CTEs during their term as a member of Parliament or the Government shall automatically lose their position”

Section D: Add 'Article I, Section D, Subsection 2'

We move to add the following to the Constitution as Article I, Section D, Subsection 2:
"No member may create a puppet nation so they can have two concurrent Government or Senator positions in the Union. Upon first offense, the member, and all puppets thereof, will lose their government position if already a member of the government or Parliament, and be permanently barred from being elected or appointed to Government or Parliamentary positions. Upon the second offense, the member and all residing puppets thereof shall be permanently banned from the Union."

ARTICLE III: Amendments to Article II of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Amend “Article II, Section H”

We move to amend Article II, Section H of the Constitution the contain the new text:
“Parliament may not pass a law that targets or restricts the freedom of any one resident, or one that removes or orders the removal of a resident from the region”

ARTICLE IV: Amendments to Article III of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Amend “Article III, Section A”

We move to amend Article III, Section A of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Executive Branch of the Parliamentary Union of Sovereign States shall consist of the Founder, President, Prime Minister, and Cabinet, and shall also be known as the Government”

Section B: Amend “Article III, Section B, Subsection 1”

We move to amend Article III, Section B, Subsection 1 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“However, he will maintain minimal interference in the Government and Parliament, will obey the decisions of the Parliament, and will  respect the actions and decisions of the other Executive Officials and the Judicial System”

Section C: Amend “Article III, Section B, Subsection 2”

We move to amend Article III, Section B, Subsection 2 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Founder will control the elections via Regional Polls, and shall call emergency elections upon the resignation, impeachment, removal, or CTE of an elected official.

Section D: Amend “Article III, Section B, Subsection 3”

We move to amend Article III, Section B, Subsection 3 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Founder, at his discretion, has the authority to lock the Region by placing a password on the region if a threat is perceived.  The password may be visible or invisible to the members of the union, at the Founder’s discretion”

Section E: Amend “Article III, Section B, Subsection 5”

We move to amend Article III, Section B, Subsection 5 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Founder has the right to alter the Regional Flag and the WFE, however, may be ordered by Parliament to set a certain flag to remain for a period of six weeks”

Section F: Amend “Article III, Section C, Subsection 3”

We move to amend Article III, Section C, Subsection 3 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The President can veto or sign acts of Parliament”


Section G: Amend “Article III, Section C, Subsection 7”

We move to amend Article III, Section C, Subsection 7 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The President may appoint Ambassadors to allied regions whose Founder, WA Delegate, or Regional Officers request one”

Section H: Add “Article III, Section C, Subsection 8”

We move to add the following to the Constitution as Article III, Section C, Subsection 8:
“The President may only appoint Members of the Union.  The President may only appoint a Member if the Member in question agrees to uphold the duties and responsibilities of the position the Member is to be appointed to”

Section J: Amend “Article III, Section E, Subsection 2”

We move to amend Article III, Section E, Subsection 2 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“Cabinet Members may not hold any other position in the Executive Branch”

ARTICLE V: Conclusion

We, the Parliament of the Union, enact this document and its provisions as an Amendment to the Constitution of the Union, and order the Founder to update the Constitution exactly as mandated by the provisions of this document, and in a timely manner.
amendments:
Amendment I, Abdoa-
To strike Section C of Article IV from the proposal currently at debate (Item 2: SO#2015-11).

Amendment II, Abdoa-
To strike the following text from Section D of Article II of the proposal currently at debate (Item 2: SO#2015-11):
"Upon first offense, the member, and all puppets thereof, will lose their government position if already a member of the government or Parliament, and be permanently barred from being elected or appointed to Government or Parliamentary positions. Upon the second offense, the member and all residing puppets thereof shall be permanently banned from the Union."

Amendment III, Abdoa-
To amend Section H of Article IV of the proposal currently at debate (Item 2: SO#2015-11) to read as follows:
"We move to add the following to the Constitution as Article III, Section C, Subsection 7, Clause a:
“The President may only appoint Members of the Union to the aforesaid position. The President may only appoint such a Member if the Member in question agrees to uphold the duties and responsibilities of the position the Member is to be appointed to”".

Amendment IV, Abdoa-
To replace the word "States" in Section A of Article IV of the proposal currently at debate (Item 2: SO#2015-11) with the word "Nations".

Amendment V, Abdoa-
To add the following text as Article V of of the proposal currently at debate (Item 2: SO#2015-11) while renumbering the existing Article V as Article VI:
"Article V: Amendments to Article IV of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Renumbering
To replace the designations of the current Sections 1, 2, and 3 of Article VI of the Constitution with the designations of Sections A, B and C of the aforesaid Article."

SO#2016-12 ("The Region’s Administrative Branch 2016"):
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ACKNOWLEDGING that the Founder of Our Region, is no more than an ordinary member with administrative privileges and duties;

NOTING that the Constitution leaves some area for the Founder to interfere with the Regions politics directly;

BELIEVING that the Founder should always be an strictly regulated office, especially because of its privileges and important duties;

BE IT ENACTED by Nassau-Windsor, Founder of Our Region, by and with the consent and advise of Parliament and the Cabinet, in this present assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


Article 1
In an effort to regulate the position of the Founder of Our Region properly, We do hereby enact the provisions of this document as a Constitutional Amendment.

Article 2
We move to create and to add a new Article to the Constitution, to be named "Article V: The Administrative Branch".

Article 3
We move to add to the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 1":
"There shall be an Administrative Branch of government, in which are seated the Founder, the Regional Administrative Officers and other Administrative Members."

Article 4
We move to amend Article III, Section A of the Constitution to contain the new text:
"The Executive Brach of the Parliamentary Union of Sovereign States shall consist of the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet."

Article 5
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 2":
"Subsection 1 The Founder must be elected by the Members, when his predecessor ceases to exist.
Subsection 2 The Founder must have an active account in the Region.
Subsection 3 There shall be no limitations to the duration of the Founder’s term, other than ceasing to exist."

Article 6
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 3":
"Subsection 1 The Founder shall be the ultimate authority regarding administrative and civilian matters concerning the Region. The Founder's authority would not effect specific matters regulated by Act of Parliament (or an Amendment passed by Parliament), approved by the Founder as such, as those are to be considered in-character.
Subsection 2 As affirmed to Article 1, Section D of Our Constitution, the Founder may not take part in government affairs, unless he holds another office that entitles him to do so or as that would be unreasonable in the way that the Founder would then have fewer options to take part in these matters than any other member who does not hold any office.
Subsection 3 The Founder may appoint and dismiss Regional Administrative Officers.
Subsection 4 The Founder may appoint and dismiss Administrative Members.
Subsection 5 The Founder is entitled to use all administrative powers, privileges and functions, able to be used from NationStates in the Region, as well as all those on the Forum.
Subsection 6 In relation to the Subsections 3 and 4 of this Section, Parliament shall determine by a simple majority vote the specific number of Regional Administrative Officers and Administrative Members which can be appointed by the Founder."

Article 7
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 4":
"It is the Founder’s duty to ensure that the World Factbook Entry, Regional Message Board and the Forum runs properly.  Accordingly, he is entitled to update and regulate them. He must do everything in his capabilities to do so correctly and promptly."

Article 8
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 5":
"Subsection 1 The Founder may eject and ban nations that come into Our Region, whether on NationStates or the Forum, when they are repeatedly spamming, trolling or violating the rules of NationStates or the Forum, but not unless he has given the specific nation a public warning. No nation may be ejected or banned because of in-character matters.
Subsection 2 If Regional Administrative Officers or Administrative Members would use these powers against a member, they have the privilege to demand an appeal to the Founder. The Founder will then decide on the case and his decision will be final."

Article 9
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 6":
"The Founder must accept and abide by all in-character decisions of Parliament and the Executive Branch as long as they do not effect out-of-characters matters or are to be considered reasonable."

Article 10
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 7":
"Subsection 1 The Founder will regulate votes via regional polls. The subject of these votes may not be either a Bill or an Amendment that has been laid before Parliament.
Subsection 2 The Founder will make sure that votes, as well as their outcomes, are publicised and abided by.
Subsection 3 The Founder may never vote in any of the polls concerning his own position as Founder."

Article 11
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 8":
"Subsection 1 The Founder is tasked with the security of the Region. He may therefore lock the Region by setting a password for a temporary amount of time. The Founder may not devolve the power to lock the Region to any of his Regional Administrative Officers or Administrative Members.
Subsection 2 Contrary to subsection 1 of this Section, the power to lock the Region by setting a password will be devolved to the [most senior] Regional Administrative Officer, that is active himself, by virtue if the Founder is inactive for at least 10 days."

Article 12
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 9":
"The Administrative branch of government will execute punishments rightfully issued by the Administrative Branch or the Judicial Branch of government for both in-character and out-of-character violations to the Rules, Regulations and Law of the Region and the hosts, respectively NationStates and Forumotion."

Article 13
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 10":
"In order to keep discussions and debates civilised, the Administrative Branch may suppress messages on the Regional Message  Board and the Forum. The suppression must be accompanied by a warning."

Article 14
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 11":
"Subsection 1The Founder may not use his role as such to abuse powers or privileges by making decisions. If any member argues that the Founder does, he is permitted to ask for a Commission to review his case. The Commission consists of the President, unless that is the Founder, in which case it shall be the Prime Minister, as speaker, and two Senators, not being the Founder. Further regulations regarding such a review are to be created and published by the Founder.
Subsection 2 The Commission may only determine whether or not a Founder’s decision is being an abuse of power or privilege as stated in Article V, Section 11. If they find that the decision is not based upon abuse of power, the decision will stand. If they do find it based upon abuse of power, the Judicial System will decide whether or not the decision will stand or will be changed."

Article 15
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 12":
"The powers, privileges and duties as mentioned of the Founder may be devolved to Regional Administrative Officers unless otherwise stated. The Founder is free to choose how he devolves his powers, privileges and duties. Article V, Section 11 and Article V, Section 11 shall be of similar effect to Regional Administrative Officers. The Founder is entitled to overrule the decisions taken by a Regional Administrative Officer at all times."

Article 16
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 13":
"The powers, privileges and duties as mentioned of the Founder may be devolved to Administrative Members unless otherwise stated. The Founder is free to choose how he devolves his powers, privileges and duties. Article V, Section 11 and Article V, Section 11 shall be of similar effect to Administrative Members. The Founder and Regional Administrative Officers are entitled to overrule decisions taken by an Administrative Member at all times, unless such would contradict to an earlier decision of the Founder which has not been repealed by the Founder."

Article 17
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 14":
"The Founder and the Administrative Branch may use all future and unmentioned privileges and powers to perform their duties for the better of the out-of-character side of the Region, as long as this does not lead to abuse of these privileges or powers."

Article 18
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 15":
"When the Founder ceases-to-exist, his duties, privileges and rights are to be trusted to the Prime Minister, until another Founder has been elected by regional vote regulated by that Prime Minister or his successor."

Article 19
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 16":
"If at any time the Founder loses his nation in Our Region, other than because of technical issues caused by NationStates, he shall be considered to be ceased-to-exist by default."

Article 20
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 17":
"Because of his administrative role, the Judicial System may not punish the Founder in such a way that he is required to remove his nation from the Region. They may however determine that the Founder shall lose all in-character privileges and offices for an further to be determined amount of time."

Article 21
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 18":
"If at any time a ceased-to-existed Founder returns to the Region, he shall not have a claim on the office of Founder by default."

Article 22
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 19":
"The Founder, from now until he ceases-to-exist, shall be the ultimate authority of the Region."

Article 23
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 20":
"The Founder will regulate and control all elections via Regional polls."

Article 24
We move to revoke Article III, Section B, along with its Subsections, from the Constitution.
AMENDMENTS:
Amendment I: In Article 6, in the proposed V.3.1, the phrase "approved by the Founder as such" shall be stricken.

Amendment II: In Article 6, in the proposed V.3.5, the phrase "subject to the regulation of the Parliament" shall be appended.

Amendment III: In Article 7, in the proposed V.4, the phrase "subject to the supercession of Parliament" shall be inserted after the phrase "he is entitled to update and regulate them."

Amendment IV: In Article 9, in the proposed V.6, all text after the phrase "Executive Branch" shall be stricken.

Amendment V: In Article 8, in the proposed V.5.2, the phrase "within the Administrative Branch" shall be appended.

Amendment VI: In Article 8, the following shall be added to the proposed V.5:
"Subsection 3: Nations may appeal any ejection or ban made under this Section to the relevant judicial authorities.  This shall be done by filing a Writ of Habeas Corpus with the Speaker of Parliament.  The Speaker of Parliament will then issue public notice that the Ministry of Jurisprudence shall have fourteen (14) days to file charges or the ban will be automatically lifted."

Amendment VII: In Article 10, in the proposed V.7.1, the following phrase "except Constitutional Amendments" shall be appended.

Amendment VIII: In Article 14, in the proposed V.11.1, the phrase "created and published by the Founder" shall be replaced by the phrase "created and published by the Parliament".

Amendment XI: In Article 20, the proposed V.17 shall be replaced by the following text:
"Because of his administrative role, the Judicial System may not punish the Founder in such a way that he is required to remove his nation from the Region, nor may they issue any punishment that would prevent the Founder from exercising his out-of-character powers under this Article."

Please note that we are not currently voting on whether or not to adopt the proposals; simply on whether or not these two proposals should be amended.

Please format your ballot as such:
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[b][u]SO#2015-11 Amendments:[/u][/b]
AYE: <list amendments you vote AYE for>
NAY: <list amendments you vote NAY for>
ABSTAIN: <list amendments you ABSTAIN for>

[b][u]SO#2016-12 Amendments:[/u][/b]
AYE: <list amendments you vote AYE for>
NAY: <list amendments you vote NAY for>
ABSTAIN: <list amendments you ABSTAIN for>

Please note that debate time is over, and this time is for voting only. Voting on amendments to proposals will conclude on 21 November 17.


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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:50 am

SO#2015-11 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, IV, V
NAY: III
ABSTAIN:

SO#2016-12 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
NAY:
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Abdoa on Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:42 am

SO#2015-11 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, III, IV, V
NAY: 
ABSTAIN: 

SO#2016-12 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
NAY: 
ABSTAIN: 

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Aralunya on Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:59 am

SO#2015-11 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, III, IV, V
NAY:
ABSTAIN:

SO#2016-12 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
NAY:
ABSTAIN:


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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by S:t Artica and the N.K. on Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:35 pm

SO#2015-11 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, III, IV, V
NAY:
ABSTAIN:

SO#2016-12 Amendments:
AYE: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
NAY:
ABSTAIN:
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:08 am

Voting is now over.  Here are the results:

SO#2015-11 Amendments:

AmendmentVotes FORVotes AGAINSTAbstentionsResult
I400PASSED
II400PASSED
III310PASSED
IV400PASSED
V400PASSED
SO#2016-12 Amendments:
AmendmentVotes FORVotes AGAINSTAbstentionsResult
I400PASSED
II400PASSED
III400PASSED
IV400PASSED
V400PASSED
VI400PASSED
VII400PASSED
VIII400PASSED
XI400PASSED
X400PASSED
XI400PASSED

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:37 am

With that, we now move on to Phase III - Voting.  This will last from 21 - 25 November 2017.

There is a special procedure.  In order for a proposal to pass and be sent to the Parliament, it must have the votes of at least 2/3 of the voting Delegates, and it must have the votes of at least one Cabinet Delegate, one Parliament Delegate, AND one Citizen Delegate.

Here are the final versions of all the proposals:

SO#2015-07 ("Deputy Prime Minister Act"):
WHEREAS: the activities of this Parliament should not be interrupted by the absence of its chair;

WHEREAS: currently there is no provision for the continuance of the activities of this Parliament during the absence of its chair, the Prime Minister;

WHEREAS: this Bill allows the activities of this Parliament to proceed as normal during an absence, whether planned or unplanned, of the Prime Minister, be it therefore

ORDERED: that the following clause shall be inserted into the Constitution of this Union as part of Article 3, Section D, Subsection 3:

"Clause a: in the event that the Prime Minister is absent for more than two days, the Senator with the most votes at the last regional election is charged with calling a vote in Parliament to choose a Deputy Prime Minister from among the incumbent Senators of this Union."
SO#2015-11 ("Reducing Constitutional Ambiguity"):
ARTICLE I: Preface

In an effort to reduce ambiguity within the provisions of the Constitution of the Union, we, the Parliament of the Union,  hereby enact the provisions of this document as a Constitutional Amendment.


ARTICLE II: Amendments to Article I of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Amend “Article I, Section B, Subsection 2”

We move to amend Article I, Section B, Subsection 2 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“A Member’s posts on the RMB may be suppressed by the Founder or Prime Minister, accompanied by a warning, if they are deemed derogatory, at the aforementioned officials discretion.  The Judicial System may order the suppression of one or more posts at its discretion”

Section B: Amend “Article I, Section C, Subsection 1”

We move to amend Article I, Section C, Subsection 2 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Judicial System may revoke the right to vote in elections, either temporarily or permanently, but only as part of a punishment for a nation convicted of a crime”

Section C: Add “Article I, Section D, Subsection 1”

We move to add the following to the Constitution as Article I, Section D, Subsection 1:
“Any nation that CTEs during their term as a member of Parliament or the Government shall automatically lose their position”

Section D: Add 'Article I, Section D, Subsection 2'

We move to add the following to the Constitution as Article I, Section D, Subsection 2:
"No member may create a puppet nation so they can have two concurrent Government or Senator positions in the Union."

ARTICLE III: Amendments to Article II of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Amend “Article II, Section H”

We move to amend Article II, Section H of the Constitution the contain the new text:
“Parliament may not pass a law that targets or restricts the freedom of any one resident, or one that removes or orders the removal of a resident from the region”

ARTICLE IV: Amendments to Article III of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Amend “Article III, Section A”

We move to amend Article III, Section A of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Executive Branch of the Parliamentary Union of Sovereign Nations shall consist of the Founder, President, Prime Minister, and Cabinet, and shall also be known as the Government”

Section B: Amend “Article III, Section B, Subsection 1”

We move to amend Article III, Section B, Subsection 1 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“However, he will maintain minimal interference in the Government and Parliament, will obey the decisions of the Parliament, and will  respect the actions and decisions of the other Executive Officials and the Judicial System”

Section D: Amend “Article III, Section B, Subsection 3”

We move to amend Article III, Section B, Subsection 3 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Founder, at his discretion, has the authority to lock the Region by placing a password on the region if a threat is perceived.  The password may be visible or invisible to the members of the union, at the Founder’s discretion”

Section E: Amend “Article III, Section B, Subsection 5”

We move to amend Article III, Section B, Subsection 5 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The Founder has the right to alter the Regional Flag and the WFE, however, may be ordered by Parliament to set a certain flag to remain for a period of six weeks”

Section F: Amend “Article III, Section C, Subsection 3”

We move to amend Article III, Section C, Subsection 3 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The President can veto or sign acts of Parliament”


Section G: Amend “Article III, Section C, Subsection 7”

We move to amend Article III, Section C, Subsection 7 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“The President may appoint Ambassadors to allied regions whose Founder, WA Delegate, or Regional Officers request one”

Section H: Add “Article III, Section C, Subsection 8”

We move to add the following to the Constitution as Article III, Section C, Subsection 7, Clause a:
“The President may only appoint Members of the Union to the aforesaid position. The President may only appoint such a Member if the Member in question agrees to uphold the duties and responsibilities of the position the Member is to be appointed to”

Section J: Amend “Article III, Section E, Subsection 2”

We move to amend Article III, Section E, Subsection 2 of the Constitution to contain the new text:
“Cabinet Members may not hold any other position in the Executive Branch”

ARTICLE V: Amendments to Article IV of the Constitution of the Union

Section A: Renumbering
To replace the designations of the current Sections 1, 2, and 3 of Article VI of the Constitution with the designations of Sections A, B and C of the aforesaid Article.

ARTICLE VI: Conclusion

We, the Parliament of the Union, enact this document and its provisions as an Amendment to the Constitution of the Union, and order the Founder to update the Constitution exactly as mandated by the provisions of this document, and in a timely manner.
SO#2016-09 ("Ending Limitations on Debate Numbers"):
An Act to make an end to a specific, limited, number of Bills that can be reviewed or debated at the same time.

WHEREAS Our Constitution has regulated that Parliament can only review one Bill at any time;

WHEREAS We believe that Parliament has the ability to regulate their orders and procedures themselves;

WHEREAS We think that the quality of the debate on Bills is not influenced by the quantity of Bills being debated;

BELIEVING that by restricting Parliament to debate only a specific, limited, number of Bills at any time, the Executive Branch of government might influence the proceedings of the Legislative Branch;

FURTHER BELIEVING that by restricting Parliament to debate only a specific, limited, limited number of Bills at any time, the legislative process of Our Region slows down unnecessary;

GIVEN that at the moment of writing this Bill, the limited number of Bills that can be debated at any specific time is one (1) Bill;

BE IT ENACTED by the Minister of Development, by and with the advice and consent of Parliament and the Cabinet, in this present assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Article 1
Section I of Article II from Our Constitution shall hereby be repealed.

Article 2
There will be added a new Section to Article II from Our Constitution that shall read as follows:-

"Parliament shall have the right to debate Bills at any time from the moment they are brought to the Debate Hall. There shall be no restrictions on the total number of Bills debated at any same time."
SO#2017-21 ("Joint Appointment of the Minister of Jurisprudence Act"):
Article I: Introduction
Noting the many increased authority of the Minister and Ministry of Jurisprudence over matters relating the security and wellbeing of the Union and Constitution, and wishing to prevent the undue abuse of that authority, we, the Parliament of the Union, move to guard the Ministry of Jurisprudence from such exposure to malfeasance.

Article II: Amendments
The following text shall be appended as a point to Article III, Section E, Subsection 3, Clause b of the Constitution:
“Point i: The Founder shall have the authority to dismiss the Minister of Jurisprudence if the holder of that position has shown a considerable lack of understanding or application in the exercise of his functions.”

Article III: Conclusion
We, the Parliament and People of the Union, enact the provisions of this Act into law as an Amendment to the Constitution of the Union, and order that the appropriate changes to official documents referenced in this Act be carried out in a timely fashion.
SO#2016-12 ("The Region’s Administrative Branch 2016"):
ACKNOWLEDGING that the Founder of Our Region, is no more than an ordinary member with administrative privileges and duties;

NOTING that the Constitution leaves some area for the Founder to interfere with the Regions politics directly;

BELIEVING that the Founder should always be an strictly regulated office, especially because of its privileges and important duties;

BE IT ENACTED by Nassau-Windsor, Founder of Our Region, by and with the consent and advise of Parliament and the Cabinet, in this present assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


Article 1
In an effort to regulate the position of the Founder of Our Region properly, We do hereby enact the provisions of this document as a Constitutional Amendment.

Article 2
We move to create and to add a new Article to the Constitution, to be named "Article V: The Administrative Branch".

Article 3
We move to add to the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 1":
"There shall be an Administrative Branch of government, in which are seated the Founder, the Regional Administrative Officers and other Administrative Members."

Article 4
We move to amend Article III, Section A of the Constitution to contain the new text:
"The Executive Brach of the Parliamentary Union of Sovereign States shall consist of the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet."

Article 5
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 2":
"Subsection 1 The Founder must be elected by the Members, when his predecessor ceases to exist.
Subsection 2 The Founder must have an active account in the Region.
Subsection 3 There shall be no limitations to the duration of the Founder’s term, other than ceasing to exist."

Article 6
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 3":
"Subsection 1 The Founder shall be the ultimate authority regarding administrative and civilian matters concerning the Region. The Founder's authority would not effect specific matters regulated by Act of Parliament (or an Amendment passed by Parliament) as those are to be considered in-character.
Subsection 2 As affirmed to Article 1, Section D of Our Constitution, the Founder may not take part in government affairs, unless he holds another office that entitles him to do so or as that would be unreasonable in the way that the Founder would then have fewer options to take part in these matters than any other member who does not hold any office.
Subsection 3 The Founder may appoint and dismiss Regional Administrative Officers.
Subsection 4 The Founder may appoint and dismiss Administrative Members.
Subsection 5 The Founder is entitled to use all administrative powers, privileges and functions, able to be used from NationStates in the Region, as well as all those on the Forum, subject to the regulation of the Parliament.
Subsection 6 In relation to the Subsections 3 and 4 of this Section, Parliament shall determine by a simple majority vote the specific number of Regional Administrative Officers and Administrative Members which can be appointed by the Founder."

Article 7
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 4":
"It is the Founder’s duty to ensure that the World Factbook Entry, Regional Message Board and the Forum runs properly.  Accordingly, he is entitled to update and regulate them subject to the supercession of Parliament. He must do everything in his capabilities to do so correctly and promptly."

Article 8
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 5":
"Subsection 1 The Founder may eject and ban nations that come into Our Region, whether on NationStates or the Forum, when they are repeatedly spamming, trolling or violating the rules of NationStates or the Forum, but not unless he has given the specific nation a public warning. No nation may be ejected or banned because of in-character matters.
Subsection 2 If Regional Administrative Officers or Administrative Members would use these powers against a member, they have the privilege to demand an appeal to the Founder. The Founder will then decide on the case and his decision will be final within the Administrative Branch.
Subsection 3: Nations may appeal any ejection or ban made under this Section to the relevant judicial authorities.  This shall be done by filing a Writ of Habeas Corpus with the Speaker of Parliament.  The Speaker of Parliament will then issue public notice that the Ministry of Jurisprudence shall have fourteen (14) days to file charges or the ban will be automatically lifted."

Article 9
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 6":
"The Founder must accept and abide by all in-character decisions of Parliament and the Executive Branch."

Article 10
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 7":
"Subsection 1 The Founder will regulate votes via regional polls. The subject of these votes may not be either a Bill or an Amendment that has been laid before Parliament except Constitutional Amendments.
Subsection 2 The Founder will make sure that votes, as well as their outcomes, are publicised and abided by.
Subsection 3 The Founder may never vote in any of the polls concerning his own position as Founder."

Article 11
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 8":
"Subsection 1 The Founder is tasked with the security of the Region. He may therefore lock the Region by setting a password for a temporary amount of time. The Founder may not devolve the power to lock the Region to any of his Regional Administrative Officers or Administrative Members.
Subsection 2 Contrary to subsection 1 of this Section, the power to lock the Region by setting a password will be devolved to the [most senior] Regional Administrative Officer, that is active himself, by virtue if the Founder is inactive for at least 10 days."

Article 12
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 9":
"The Administrative branch of government will execute punishments rightfully issued by the Administrative Branch or the Judicial Branch of government for both in-character and out-of-character violations to the Rules, Regulations and Law of the Region and the hosts, respectively NationStates and Forumotion."

Article 13
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 10":
"In order to keep discussions and debates civilised, the Administrative Branch may suppress messages on the Regional Message  Board and the Forum. The suppression must be accompanied by a warning."

Article 14
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 11":
"Subsection 1The Founder may not use his role as such to abuse powers or privileges by making decisions. If any member argues that the Founder does, he is permitted to ask for a Commission to review his case. The Commission consists of the President, unless that is the Founder, in which case it shall be the Prime Minister, as speaker, and two Senators, not being the Founder. Further regulations regarding such a review are to be created and published by the Parliament.
Subsection 2 The Commission may only determine whether or not a Founder’s decision is being an abuse of power or privilege as stated in Article V, Section 11. If they find that the decision is not based upon abuse of power, the decision will stand. If they do find it based upon abuse of power, the Judicial System will decide whether or not the decision will stand or will be changed."

Article 15
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 12":
"The powers, privileges and duties as mentioned of the Founder may be devolved to Regional Administrative Officers unless otherwise stated. The Founder is free to choose how he devolves his powers, privileges and duties. Article V, Section 11 and Article V, Section 11 shall be of similar effect to Regional Administrative Officers. The Founder is entitled to overrule the decisions taken by a Regional Administrative Officer at all times."

Article 16
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 13":
"The powers, privileges and duties as mentioned of the Founder may be devolved to Administrative Members unless otherwise stated. The Founder is free to choose how he devolves his powers, privileges and duties. Article V, Section 11 and Article V, Section 11 shall be of similar effect to Administrative Members. The Founder and Regional Administrative Officers are entitled to overrule decisions taken by an Administrative Member at all times, unless such would contradict to an earlier decision of the Founder which has not been repealed by the Founder."

Article 17
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 14":
"The Founder and the Administrative Branch may use all future and unmentioned privileges and powers to perform their duties for the better of the out-of-character side of the Region, as long as this does not lead to abuse of these privileges or powers."

Article 18
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 15":
"When the Founder ceases-to-exist, his duties, privileges and rights are to be trusted to the Prime Minister, until another Founder has been elected by regional vote regulated by that Prime Minister or his successor."

Article 19
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 16":
"If at any time the Founder loses his nation in Our Region, other than because of technical issues caused by NationStates, he shall be considered to be ceased-to-exist by default."

Article 20
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 17":
"Because of his administrative role, the Judicial System may not punish the Founder in such a way that he is required to remove his nation from the Region, nor may they issue any punishment that would prevent the Founder from exercising his out-of-character powers under this Article."

Article 21
We move to add the following to the Constitution as " Article V, Section 18":
"If at any time a ceased-to-existed Founder returns to the Region, he shall not have a claim on the office of Founder by default."

Article 22
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 19":
"The Founder, from now until he ceases-to-exist, shall be the ultimate authority of the Region."

Article 23
We move to add the following to the Constitution as "Article V, Section 20":
"The Founder will regulate and control all elections via Regional polls."

Article 24
We move to revoke Article III, Section B, along with its Subsections, from the Constitution.
SO#2017-64 ("The 2017 Constitutional Amendment Act on the Administrative Branch"):
SEVERAL AMENDMENTS TO OUR CONSTITUTION to further regulate the position of the Founder, the Regional Officials appointed to perform, on the Founder's behalf, administrative as well as technical functions, as well as for other constitutional reasons.

ACKNOWLEDGING that We tried to implement similar amendments with Senate Order 2016-12 ("The Region's Administrative Branch 2016 Constitutional Amendment"), yet that it was not passed into law;

HOWEVER OBSERVING that the Amendments were met with welcome words, and that the only reason it did not pass Parliament, was a lack of quorum among the voting Members, not because of discontent among said Members;

THEREFORE BELIEVING that a second attempt should be made to pass these several Amendments, alongside other such Amendments, which have now been added to this Constitutional Amendment;

NOTING that the reasons mentioned in the preamble of the said Senate Order 2016-12 are equally relevant to this Constitutional Amendment;

BE IT ENACTED by Us, Nassau-Windsor, Founder of Our Region, by and with the advice and consent of Parliament and Cabinet, in this present assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


Chapter One: General provisions
Article 1
This Act shall be classified as a Constitutional Amendment.

Article 2
This Act may be cited as "[The] 2017 Constitutional Amendment Act on the Administrative Branch".

Chapter Two: Amendments to Article I of the Constitution
Article 3
We move to replace the word "with" stated in Article I, Section A, of Our Constitution by the word "within".

Chapter Three: Amendments with regards to the Administrative Branch
Article 4
We move to create and to add a new Article to the Constitution, to be named "Article V: The Administrative Branch".

Article 5
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 1" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "There shall be an Administrative Branch of governance, which consists of the Founder, the Regional Administrative Officers, and other Administrative Officials."

Article 6
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 2" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "Subsection 1 A Founder is to be elected among from and by the Members of Our Region whenever the previous incumbent ceases-to-exist or freely chooses to resign from that Office. The Office of Founder may not be performed by any other Member than the rightfully elected Member. Subsection 2 The Founder must have an active account in the Region at all times. Subsection 3 There shall be no limitations to the duration of the Founder's term."

Article 7
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 3" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "Subsection 1 The Founder shall be the ultimate authority regarding administrative and technical matters concerning the Region. The Founder shall, however, not have any rights, powers, prvileges, duties, or responsibilities with regards to the in-game character of Our Region withouth holding another position or office. Subsection 2 The Founder may not take part in affairs of governance, unless he holds another position or office than entitles him to do so or unless that would be unreasonable in the way that the Founder would then have fewer options to take part in these matters than any other ordinary member. Subsection 3 The Founder may appoint and dismiss Regional Administrative Officers and Administrative Officials as he pleases. Subsection 4 It shall be proper for the Founder to use and enjoy all powers, privileges, and functions with either an administrative or a technical ground or application. Subsection 5 The Regional Administrative Officers as well as the Administrative Officials shall assist the Founder on his behalf with his duties and responsibilities. The Founder may devolve several specific privileges to do so, yet the said Officers and Officials must abide by the regulations given to them by the Founder. The Founder may overrule his said Officers and Officials."

Article 8
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Secion 4" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "It is the Founder's duty to ensure that the pages connected to Our Region on NationStates, as well as to the Forum, and the DISCORD-channel, run properly to the best of his abilities. Accordingly, he is entitled to update and regulate them."

Article 9
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 5" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "The Fonder may eject and/or ban all those who reside in Our Region on NationStates and all accounts created on Our Forum and DISCORD-channel, when they are violating the general rules of such media in order to perform and function properly. By no means may this power be exercised for in-character reasons whatsoever."

Article 10
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 6" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "The Founder has to comply with and abide by all in-character laws that have the force of rule and are in effect, so long as they do not effect out-of-character matters or change the technical or administrative way the Region is regulated and functions."

Article 11
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 7" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "Subsection 1 The Regional security shall be a reponsibility dually held by the Founder and the Minister of War. The Founder may lock the Region by setting a password in order to guarantee the security of the Region. The Founder may only do this occasionally and temporarily, when he has severe and good reasons to fear for the security of the Region. This power may, under no circumstances whatsoever, be devolved to others. Subsection 2 Contrary to Subsection 1, the power to lock the Region will automatically be devolved to the most senior active Regional Administrative Officer, or when there is no such Officer, to the most senior active Administrative Official, if the Founder is inactive for at least 15 days on all media of the Region."

Article 12
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 8" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "The Administrative Branch may suppress, and if possible remove, messages on the media used by the Region when they are disorderly and in violation of the general rules of a civilised debate or discussion. In-character messages may not be removed or suppressed."

Article 13
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 9" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "The Founder may not use his role as such to abuse powers or privileges."

Article 14
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 10" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "The powers, privileges and duties as mentioned of the Founder may be devolved to Regional Administrative Officers and Administrative Officials unless otherwise stated. The Founder is free to choose how he devolves his powers, privileges and duties."

Article 15
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 11" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "The Founder and the Administrative Branch may use all future and unmentioned privileges and powers to perform their duties for the better of the out-of-character side of the Region, as long as this does not lead to abuse of these privileges or powers."

Article 16
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 12" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "When the Founder ceases-to-exist, his duties, privileges and rights are to be trusted to the President, until another Founder has been elected by regional vote regulated by that Prime Minister or his successor."

Article 17
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 13" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "If at any time the Founder loses his nation in Our Region, other than because of technical issues caused by NationStates, he shall be considered to be ceased-to-exist by default."

Article 18
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 14" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "Because of his administrative and technical role, the Judicial System may not punish the Founder in such a way that he is required to remove his nation from the Region."

Article 19
We move to add the following provision to the Constitution as "Section 15" of the said newly created Article V, which shall have the following text: "If at any time a ceased-to-existed Founder returns to the Region, he shall not have a claim on the office of Founder by default."

Article 20
We move to revoke Article III, Section B, along with all of its subsections, from the Constitution.

Chapter Four: Other Constitutional Amendments
Article 21
We move to amend Article III, Section A of the Constitution so that it will read as follows: "The Executive Branch of the Parliamentary Union of Sovereign States shall consist of the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers."
Vice President Amendment:
Article I: Introduction
In order to prevent regional inactivity and difficulties when the President is inactive, we do create the position of Vice President within the Executive.

Article II: Amendments
1) Article III, Section A of the Constitution shall be amended to read as follows: "The Executive Branch of the Parliamentary Union of Sovereign States shall consist of the Founder, President, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Cabinet".

2) The sections within Article III after Section C shall be incremented one letter.

3) The following shall be inserted as Article III, Section D of the Constitution:
"Section D: The Vice President shall serve as provisional Head of State of the Union
Subsection 1: The Vice President shall be appointed by the President after the latter's election. After the 3 months Pres. Term's end, the Vice President remains in his/her position, until the new President decides to replace him or further his/her mandate.
Subsection 2: The Vice President shall take the powers and duties of the President in case the latter is inactive for more than seven days without notice.
Subsection 3: The Vice President shall take the powers and duties of the President if the President announces a determined or undetermined period of inactivity.
Subsection 4:  If the Vice President takes the powers and duties of the President in the terms dictated by the Constitution, he will not be longer reffered to as the Vice President, but as the President ad Interim.
Subsection 5: If the Vice President takes the powers and duties of the President in the terms dictated by the Constitution, the same will have to appoint another Vice President, the Vice President ad Interim.
Subsection 6:  If the Vice President takes the powers and duties of the President in the terms dictated by the Constitution, and the President does not become active before presidential elections, the elections will be held normally, with the Vice President being able to candidate himself for President.
Subsection 7: The Vice President can and shall participate and help the President in his/her duties and activities."

Article III: Conclusion
We, the Parliament of the Union, with the advice of the First Extraordinary Constitutional Convention, do hereby enact this document and its provisions as an Amendment to the Constitution of the Union, and order the Founder to update the Constitution exactly as mandated by the provisions of this document, and in a timely manner.

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[b]SO#2015-11:[/b] <AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN>
[b]SO#2016-09:[/b] <AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN>
[b]SO#2017-21:[/b] <AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN>
[b]SO#2016-12:[/b] <AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN>
[b]SO#2017-64:[/b] <AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN>
[b]Vice President:[/b] <AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN>

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:42 am

SO#2015-07: NAY
SO#2015-11: AYE
SO#2016-09: NAY
SO#2017-21: NAY
SO#2016-12: NAY
SO#2017-64: NAY
Vice President: AYE

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Abdoa on Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:51 am

I, Abdoa, as Parliamentary Representative to the 2017 ECC, do hereby cast my ballot as follows, in light of this lengthy debate, the committee reports that have been brought into it, and my personal convictions as I have already expressed them:

SO#2015-07: NAY
SO#2015-11: AYE
SO#2016-09: NAY
SO#2016-12: NAY
SO#2017-64: NAY
Vice President: AYE

edit: SO#2017-21: NAY


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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Aralunya on Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 am

b]SO#2015-07:[/b] NAY
SO#2015-11: AYE
SO#2016-09: NAY
SO#2017-21: NAY
SO#2016-12: NAY
SO#2017-64: NAY
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Nassau-Windsor on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:44 pm

I must state that, as I was not elected to be a Member of this Extraordinary Convention, under Article 2 of SO 2017-63, I am not permitted to vote on the issues.

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by S:t Artica and the N.K. on Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:17 pm

SO#2015-07: NAY
SO#2015-11: AYE
SO#2016-09: NAY
SO#2017-21: NAY
SO#2016-12: NAY
SO#2017-64: NAY
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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Hashkin on Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:10 am

SO#2015-07: AYE
SO#2015-11: AYE
SO#2016-09: NAY
SO#2017-21: ABSTAIN
SO#2016-12: NAY
SO#2017-64: NAY

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Re: Extraordinary Constitutional Convention 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:24 am

Voting on the proposals has concluded.  The results are as follows:
ProposalAYENAYABSTAINResult
SO#2015-07140FAILED
SO#2015-11500PASSED
SO#2016-09050FAILED
SO#2017-21041FAILED
SO#2016-12050FAILED
SO#2017-64050FAILED
Vice President400FAILED

Please note that, while the Vice President Amendment did have a majority of votes in favor, it did not meet the requirement that one Cabinet Delegate vote in favor of the proposal, and thus has failed.

The passed proposal will be forwarded to Parliament where they will complete the next steps in this special amendment process.

I thank you all for your participation. This was a major success, and one of the rare times that members of the Government and Legislature come together with Citizens to discuss regional policy, in this case The Constitution.

With that, I do adjourn this First Extraordinary Constitutional Convention.

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