SO 2017-80 Military Service Award Act 2017

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SO 2017-80 Military Service Award Act 2017

Post by Nassau-Windsor on Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:34 am

Military Service Award Act 2017

An Act to constitute and regulate a Medal as mentioned in Article 13 of the Regional Honours act, which is to be awarded for military services to Our Region, as well as Our allies.

NOTING that Article III, Section C, Subsection 5 of Our Constitution provides orders for the President and the Minister of War to perform military initiatives to preserve the peace of the Region and aid our allies;

BELIEVING that those who do actively and voluntarily participate in one or more of these processes, should be honoured;

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


Article 1
A Medal, as mentioned in Article 13 point 1. Of the Regional Honours Act is hereby created. It shall be named the “Military Service Award” which may also be abbreviated to “MSA”.

Article 2
The MSA can be awarded by the President and on the President’s behalf by the Minister of War. Neither the President nor the Minister of War may award themselves with the honour, they may, however, award each other.

Article 3
1 The MSA can be awarded to those Members of Our Region, who have contributed to any  military activity of Our Region, as well as to the preparations for any such activities, or to similar activities conducted by one or more of Our Allies.
2 Members of Our Region who do meet the criteria set out in point 1. of this Article, do not necessarily have to continue to be a (voluntary) Member of Our Armed Services, they must remain, however, a Member within Our Region.

Article 4
The third and fourth grade of this Medal may also be awarded to Members of Our Allies, who have contributed in a particular way to the defence of Our Region. The Minister of War may not award these persons on behalf of the President.

Article 5
The MSA shall have four grades, here given in descending order:
I. Knight Companion
II. Commander;
III. Officer;
IV. Member.

Article 6
The recipients of the MSA in the first grade may use and enjoy the prefix of “Sir” when they are males and “Dame” when they are females; they may also use and enjoy the post-nominal letters of “KCMS”. The recipients of the MSA in the second grade may use and enjoy the post-nominal letters of “CMS”. The recipients of the MSA in the third grade may use and enjoy the post-nominal letters of “OMS”. The recipients of the MSA in the fourth grade may use and enjoy the post-nominal letters of “MSA”. The post-nominal letters in this Article shall have precedence over all other post-nominal letters.

Article 7
Knights Companion and Commanders are only to be created by promotion within the Medal.

Article 8
The King-at-Arms in Ordinary shall hold a register for all recipients of the MSA.

Article 9
The King-at-Arms in Ordinary shall protect the bearing of any insignia or prefixes and post-nominal letters.

Article 10
Unlawful bearing as set out in Article 9 of this Act, is classified as a misdemeanor under point 1), Section D, Article V of Senate Order 2017-14 On judicial rights and procedures, and shall be punishable accordingly. Alongside the authorities in that Act may prosecute the King-at-Arms in Ordinary.

Article 11
Upon conviction of any criminal offences, the recipient shall, by virtue thereof, lose its membership of the MSA. The King-at-Arms in Ordinary shall update the register as mentioned in Article 8 of this Act accordingly, by omitting that recipient’s name. Former recipients lose all their privileges gained by their membership of this Honour.

Article 12
The MSA shall have insignia, to be regulated by the President through an Executive Order.

Article 13
This Act may be cited as “[The] Military Service Award Act 2017”.

Wednesday 22 November 2017
The Rt. Hon. Nassau-Windsor MP LSM, President of the Union

Sponsors:
The Rt. Hon. Aralunya MP LSM, Minister without portfolio
The Hon. Saint Artica and the Nordic Kingdoms MP


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Post by Aralunya on Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:44 am

I wish to be added as a co-sponsor.
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Post by Nassau-Windsor on Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 am

Aralunya wrote:I wish to be added as a co-sponsor.

Noted and done so accordingly.

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Post by S:t Artica and the N.K. on Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:17 pm

I too wish to be added as co-sponsor.
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Post by Nassau-Windsor on Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:28 pm

S:t Artica and the N.K. wrote:I too wish to be added as co-sponsor.

Noted and done so accordingly.

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Re: SO 2017-80 Military Service Award Act 2017

Post by Libertarian Democracy on Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 pm

The co-sponsorships of Senators Aralunya, Saint Artica and the Nordic Kingdoms, and Libertarian Democracy are noted. Moved to Debate.

The Rt. Hon. Nassau-Windsor is reminded that under the Parliamentary Procedure Orders, co-sponsorships are not processed until the next version of the bill, and so it is the responsibility of the Speaker and not of the author of the bill to process them.

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