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SO 2017-92 Union Continuity Act

Post by Abdoa on Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:48 am

SO 2017-92
Union Continuity Act

WHEREAS the Founder has absolute control over internal Union elections;
WHEREAS the proper, efficient, and timely conduct of such election is essential to the proper functioning of the Union Parliament and Government;
BE IT ORDERED by the President of the Union, with the advice and consent of the Senators of the Union here assembled in Parliament, as follows;-

Article 1
If by two days following the prescribed constitutional date, the Founder has not called elections that should be held on such date, the Founder's powers as described in Article IV Section 3 of the Constitution of the Union are automatically delegated to Cabinet, which within two (2) days will appoint by unanimous vote a Temporary Elections Official from within the Cabinet to exercise such powers.

Article 2
a) All Bills of Parliament which have been to the President for assent or veto will become law by default at the dissolution of the Parliament which passed them if the President has not given his assent or veto to them by such time, and the provisions of this Article apply retroactively and to this Act also.
b) This Article shall not apply if the bill in question was passed by Parliament less than four (4) days prior to the dissolution of Parliament.

Article 3
This Act may be cited as "[The] Union Continuity Act [2017]".

December 23, 2017
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Post by Abdoa on Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:51 am

I believe that we must take this opportunity that we have at the end of this Parliament - which has been plagued by inactivity and whose successor's composition is as yet undetermined and possibly won't be until after this Parliament dissolves - to pass a bill which will give us more latitude and assurance for the proper functioning of our electoral systems.

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Post by Libertarian Democracy on Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:27 am

Before I co-sponsor, I do wish to see one edit made. I propose that the current text of Article 2 be renumbered to Article 2 Section A, and that the following text be added as Article 2 Section B: "This Article shall not apply if the bill in question was passed by Parliament less than four (4) days prior to the dissolution of Parliament."

This edit would prevent the possibility of Parliament passing a resolution then immediately dissolving, thereby depriving the President of their right to duly give assent or veto to legislation.

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Post by Abdoa on Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:29 am

Right, I think that's a good solution. I have edited the bill.

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Post by Libertarian Democracy on Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:29 am

I do hereby co-sponsor.

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Post by Libertarian Democracy on Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:30 am

The co-sponsorship of Senator Libertarian Democracy is noted. Moved to debate.

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