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Postby Dormill and Stiura » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:05 pm

Finally have a proper Constitution ready for proposing.

Edit: Modified to respond to raised concerns. This has addressed all the concerns I could clear up.

The Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Maikel De Cloet
Sponsors: Viktoria Ljungstrand, Anders Kaj Ehnström, Hugo Inquist, Sven Sköldsvik, Anna Nilsson, Lisa Forss, John De Clairmont, Alexander Norberg, Albin Lundberg, Heinz Buckliger, James Penta



For Establishing the Government of Saint Hilda and all its necessary functions

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



  1. We, the members of this Parliament, In Full Capacity representing the people and Saint Hilda and the Kingdom of Sweden, with the intent establishing our democratic system of governance, enshrining the Inherent Rights of all peoples, and guarding the future prosperity for all Saint Hildan people, hereby:
    1. Proclaim this document to be the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda,
    2. Declare that this Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the State of Saint Hilda,
      1. That all laws and statutes shall be made pursuant exclusively to this Constitution,
      2. That any law and statute deemed to be made inconsistent to this Constitution shall be rendered void,
    3. Proclaim that this Constitution expresses the will of the people represented in this Convention, such that;
      1. The State of Saint Hilda shall adhere to accepted international law, convention, and statute,
      2. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect the will of the people to act in a fair and free manner in accordance with laws passed by themselves or through their representatives,
      3. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect and maintain the UN Declaration on Human Rights
    4. Declare that no single group defined by common language, ethnicity, religion, creed, or other such determiners shall be seen as the basis of the Saint Hildan Identity;
      1. That all citizens shall be seen as equals under the law in all territories of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. That all citizens shall be representatives of the State of Saint Hilda to the international community,
    5. Permit that this Constitution may be amended to include, remove, or clarify any statute or statement by;
      1. The People through a two-thirds supermajority consensus by referendum,
      2. The Judiciary through a unanimous consensus at the request of Parliament or the People,
      3. Any following legally assembled Convention of all Saint Hilda and her Territories that represent a two-thirds supermajority of the People.
  2. The State of Saint Hilda shall be a democratic and social republic under dominion of the Swedish Crown
  3. The State of Saint Hilda shall be officially referred to as “The State of Saint Hilda”, and any derivative translations,
  4. The State of Saint Hilda can be referred to as “Saint Hilda” or any other such derivatives in an informal context,
  5. The National Emblem, Anthem, and Maxim, of the State of Saint Hilda shall be determined by law,
  6. The State of Saint Hilda shall be guided by the principles of;
    1. The UN Declaration on Human Rights,
    2. International Brotherhood,
  7. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide citizenship to;
    1. Any present Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of Saint Hilda at the adoption of this Constitution,
    2. Any child;
      1. Born within the legally defined territory of the State of Saint Hilda following the accession of this Constitution;
        1. Excluding those born of foreign dignitaries or other parents legally registered as foreign agents within the State of Saint Hilda,
        2. Excluding those born of parents with conflicting citizenship except where the parents declare their child shall be a Citizen,
        3. Excluding those born of parents who have renounced their citizenship by action or declaration,
        4. Excluding those born of any parent conducting operations against the integrity of the State of Saint Hilda at home or abroad,
        5. Excluding those born of parents that are citizens of a country that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of citizenship by action or declaration by the parents,
        6. Excluding those born of parents that are members of or affiliates with organizations that are considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of membership or affiliation by the parents
      2. Born to a Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of any territory of Saint Hilda,
      3. That can trace an immediate ancestry within three generations to Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents,
    3. Any Permanent Legal Resident, following a five year period after receiving such status, who shall pass a legal examination that proves;
      1. A fundamental understanding of their rights and responsibilities,
      2. A fundamental understanding of the history of the State of Saint Hilda,
      3. A fundamental understanding of Saint Hildan culture,
      4. A fundamental mastery of any national language of Saint Hilda as determined by law,
      5. A fundamental understanding of the legal system of the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. Any person, following the passing of the mentioned legal examination that then takes the following oath;
      1. “I, [name], do hereby proclaim in a stable mind and body, and in good faith to my fellow man freely and without reservations or purpose of evasion, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on the behalf of Saint Hilda when required by law, and perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and any other necessary task as required by law, under penalty of perjury and the revocation of my citizenship.”,
    5. Any person who legally joins the Armed Forces of the State of Saint Hilda, and completes the requisite training and mentioned examination, and takes the mentioned oath,
  8. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide Permanent Legal Residency to;
    1. Any person that, after prior residing or working in the State of Saint Hilda for a period of five years, provides a request to such effect,
    2. Any person that marries, or otherwise enters into a legal cohabitating relationship with, a Citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Any person that, following the revocation of their original citizenship by action or declaration, provides a request to such effect,
    4. Any person, who is defined as a refugee, declares their intention to remain in the State of Saint Hilda before their status as a refugee is ceased, and provides a request to such effect,
  9. The State of Saint Hilda shall reserve the right to revoke Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency through either;
    1. Any action considered to be revocation, which is considered in a court of law to be but not limited to;
      1. Abandoning any military post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      2. Abandoning any civil post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      3. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Treason against the State of Saint Hilda,
      4. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Terrorism against the State of Saint Hilda,
      5. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud against the State of Saint Hilda by way of illegally attaining or attempting to attain Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency,
      6. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud by way of illegally conferring or attempting to confer Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency to any person,
      7. Becoming a Citizen of a country considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      8. Becoming a member of or affiliating with an organization that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      9. Acting as an illegal foreign agent from another country,
    2. A declaration of revocation by way of;
      1. A sworn statement before an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. An affidavit delivered to an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda or other relevant officers.
  10. The power and responsibility of the Legislature of the State of Saint Hilda shall be vested in “Parliament”,
  11. The Members of Parliament shall be elected in general, direct, free, and secret elections,
  12. The Members of Parliament, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least twenty years of age,
    2. Be a citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Be a legal resident of the constituency they shall represent,
    4. Has resided in the State of Saint Hilda for a minimum of ten consecutive years,
    5. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda,
  13. Parliament shall be elected for terms of five years (OOC, 5 Months, each month represents a Year),
  14. The terms of Parliament shall end when a new term begins,
  15. Elections for Parliament shall always be held on the first Monday of October of every fifth year following the establishment of the legal force of this Constitution,
  16. Parliament shall assemble on the 10th day of January following its election, or at the behest of the executive if such a need is made clear,
  17. Parliament shall have the power to establish the rules on its proceedings,
  18. Parliament shall have the power to establish the schedule of its sessions;
    1. The schedule of Parliament must at least arrange for the attendance of Parliament for no less than nine months out of every year during its term,
  19. Parliament shall have the power to establish punishments for disorderly conduct on any of its members;
  20. Parliament shall keep a journal of its proceedings which shall be published at the conclusion of the final session of the year,
  21. Parliament shall have the power, through a two-thirds supermajority consensus, rescind any part of the mentioned journal under the understanding that such parts need to remain secret,
  22. Parliament shall have the power to be the judge of the elections, qualification, and returns of its members,
  23. Parliament shall have the power to compel the attendance of any absent members in any such manner and under any such penalties as it shall provide within reasonable limits,
  24. The members of Parliament shall be compensated for their services a salary ascertained by Law and paid out by the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda,
  25. In the event of that Parliament is unable to apportion requisite funding for half of the government services, or any ministry of the State of Saint Hilda, their compensation shall be withheld by the Treasury to be reissued once appropriations have been reinstated,
  26. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment by any authority,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if they commit or conspire to commit an act of;
      1. Treason,
      2. Terrorism,
      3. Fraud,
      4. Breach of the Peace,
      5. Theft of any kind,
      6. Or any other such felony,
  27. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time that they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment for any speech,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if such speech can be shown to be a catalyst or call for violence or hate against any person or group except against an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
  28. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not be appointed to any other civil office under any authority,
  29. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not have their emoluments be increased during the term,
  30. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not receive any other emoluments from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or other entity,
  31. Parliament shall not draw any money from the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda but in consequence of appropriations made by law,
  32. Parliament shall be compelled to attach a statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money with the mentioned journal,
  33. Parliament shall have the authority establish, maintain, manage, and disband all ministries of the State of Saint Hilda,
  34. Parliament shall have the authority to sign and ratify any international treaty presented to the State of Saint Hilda
  35. Parliament shall have the authority to withdraw the State of Saint Hilda from any international treaty, agreement, or organization,
  36. Parliament shall have the authority to control the revenue of the nation, including;
    1. The Authority to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, excises,
    2. The Authority to borrow money on the credit of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. The Authority to pay the debts incurred by the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. The Authority to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the State of Saint Hilda,
    5. The Authority to regulate commerce both between foreign nations and within Saint Hilda,
    6. The Authority to establish a uniform rule of naturalization,
    7. The Authority to establish uniform laws on bankruptcies throughout the State of Saint Hilda,
    8. The Authority to coin and print the money of the State of Saint Hilda
    9. The Authority to regulate the value of both domestic and foreign currency,
    10. The Authority to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting securities, coin, or other currency of the State of Saint Hilda,
    11. The Authority to fix the standard weights and measures of the State of Saint Hilda,
    12. The Authority to establish post offices and post roads,
    13. The Authority to establish uniform laws on copyright and fair use,
  37. The Authority to commence and prosecute the process of Motions of No Confidence against any official in the government of the State of Saint Hilda,
  38. The Authority to define and punish piracy and other felonies committed on the high seas,
  39. The Authority to define and punish crimes against international law,
  40. The Authority to raise and support an Army for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  41. The Authority to raise and support a Navy for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, ships in the service of the State of Saint Hilda, the seaways of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and to defend the interests of the State of Saint Hilda abroad,
  42. The Authority to raise other military forces necessary for the defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  43. The Authority to declare war and peace,
  44. The Authority to grant letters of Marque and Reprisal,
  45. The Authority to establish rules concerning captures on Land and Sea,
  46. The Authority to establish institutions for the advancement of scientific endeavors at land, sea, or in space,
  47. The Authority to establish by law the regulations of all military forces under the command of the State of Saint Hilda,
  48. The Authority to establish all laws, statutes, and declarations necessary and proper to the execution of any and all constitutional duties laid before Parliament,
  49. Parliament shall consist of one chamber,
  50. Parliament shall consist of representatives from constituencies that contain an even distribution of citizens,
  51. The boundaries of the constituencies that compose the Parliament shall only be modified by Parliament following a Census,
  52. Parliament shall consist of representatives of all Saint Hilda,
  53. There shall be as many Members of Parliament as is necessary to remain within the bounds of Article 50
  54. In order to do business, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than half plus one of its members,
  55. In order to do business with respect to any affairs regarding monetary policy, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than a supermajority of members,
  56. In order to hear debates, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than one-quarter of members,
  57. Parliament will be presided over by a Speaker,
  58. The Speaker shall be elected from their peers by chamber vote at the commencement of each session of Parliament,
  59. Parliament shall set the rules and qualifications for the election of a Prime Minister,
  60. The Speaker shall only serve their position if they command the confidence of their peers,
  61. If in the event the Speaker fails to command the confidence of their peers, they can be replaced with a suitable candidate elected in the process established by Parliament,
  62. All Members of Parliament shall be conferred the honorific “Honorable” upon their joining of Parliament,
  63. All Ministers of the State of Saint Hilda shall be conferred the honorific “Right Honorable” upon their appointment
  64. There shall be a Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda,
  65. The Prime Minister of the Saint Hilda shall be the Chief Executive of the State of Saint Hilda,
  66. The Prime Minister shall serve as a Head of Government of Saint Hilda,
  67. The Swedish Crown, and its representative in Saint Hilda, shall serve as Head of State of the Government of Saint Hilda
  68. There shall be an Office of the Prime Minister which shall be the official Government office which in the Prime Minister serves as its Chairperson,
  69. All ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister shall be accompanied by a deputy officer,
  70. The Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Hilda is henceforth tasked with embodying the core tenants of this Constitution and serve as the premier image of the Saint Hilda wherever it may be needed as the Head of State,
  71. The Office of the Prime Minister shall be free from partisan conflict, corporate interests, and other aspects that would otherwise derail the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister as mentioned.
  72. The Prime Minister, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the qualifications necessary to be elected to Parliament,
  73. The Prime Minister shall be elected at the pleasure of Parliament,
  74. The Prime Minister shall, during their term, receive for their services, compensation in the form of salary, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during their term
  75. The Prime Minister shall not receive during their term any other Emolument from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or any other independent entity.
  76. Before they enter on the Execution of their Office, the Prime Minister shall take the following Oath:-"I [name], do solemnly swear, as Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda, to serve in the best of my Ability to preserve and protect the Constitution of the Saint Hilda, to accomplish its ends as demanded for the Office of Prime Minister, and to further the mission to promote, defend, and advance the basis for the Rule of Law, Civil Liberties, and the Advancement of the Prosperity and Freedom for all Saint Hildans, on my life and honor."
  77. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to establish and appoint members of a Cabinet, composed of all the Ministers as prescribed by Law and personal advisors, to serve and assist the Prime Minister in the execution of the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  78. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to appoint Judiciaries to any High Court,
  79. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,
  80. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to commission all the Officers of the Saint Hilda.
  81. There shall be an autonomous and independent Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda that shall safeguard the provisions of this Constitution and all laws made pursuant of it,
  82. The Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda shall be hereafter collectively referred to as the High Courts,
  83. The High Courts shall bound to service exclusively to the Law,
  84. Any interference with the function of the High Courts or any other organ of the Judiciary of the Saint Hilda by any entity shall be prohibited and incur liability and punishment pursuant to the Law,
  85. No decision made by the High Courts shall be altered by any entity nor should the execution of said decision be delayed,
  86. There shall be three courts that collectively and co-equally comprise the High Courts;
    1. The Court of Appeals as the highest court of appeals for all matters excluding administrative functions,
    2. The Supreme Administrative Court as the highest court of appeals for all administrative matters,
    3. The Constitutional Court as the highest court of appeals for all matters relating to the Constitution,
  87. Each of the High Courts shall be independent of the government and consist of 13 members. The members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally, six each, with the final member being appointed by the Swedish Crown or its Representative, serving a term of five years,
  88. The members of each of the High Courts can serve multiple consecutive terms,
  89. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  90. The High Courts shall not be dissolved except for the dissolution of the State of Saint Hilda.
  91. In order to vote in any Election in the Saint Hilda, one must;
    1. Be at least Seventeen Years of Age,
    2. Be a Citizen of the Saint Hilda,
  92. An Electoral Commission shall be established in order to propose for adoption by the Parliament an electoral and political parties’ law that is consistent with this Constitution,
  93. The Commission shall be authorized to conduct studies, publish reports, and provide guidance and recommendations to the Assembly regarding the status and effectiveness of the existing electoral and party systems, as well as the need for their reform,
  94. The Commission shall be independent of the government and consist of 30 members. The members shall be appointed by the Assembly serving a term of five years,
  95. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  96. The members Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally,
  97. The Election Commission shall be a permanent body that shall prepare, supervise, direct and verify all aspects that have to do with elections and referenda and shall declare their results,
  98. The Election Commission shall exercise its powers, functions, and duties under this section independent of any direction or interference by any authority or any person,
  99. Any person, natural or legal, may petition to the Election Commission concerning issues in the sphere of its jurisdiction. A decision of the Election Commission with respect to such a petition or complaint may be appealed to the Constitutional Court,
  100. The electoral law shall establish the rules and procedures to govern the conduct of elections, including, but not limited to, the date of the elections, requirements for voter identification and registration, and mechanisms for counting votes and resolving disputes.
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Postby Van Hool Islands » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:08 pm

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Finally have a proper Constitution ready for proposing.

The Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Maikel De Cloet


For Establishing the Government of Saint Hilda and all its necessary functions

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



  1. We, the members of this Parliament, In Full Capacity representing the people and Saint Hilda and the Kingdom of Sweden, with the intent establishing our democratic system of governance, enshrining the Inherent Rights of all peoples, and guarding the future prosperity for all Saint Hildan people, hereby:
    1. Proclaim this document to be the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda,
    2. Declare that this Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the State of Saint Hilda,
      1. That all laws and statutes shall be made pursuant exclusively to this Constitution,
      2. That any law and statue deemed to be made inconsistent to this Constitution shall be rendered void,
    3. Proclaim that all territories and sovereign states shall only adopt this Constitution by fair and democratic means,
    4. Proclaim that this Constitution expresses the will of the people represented in this Convention, such that;
      1. The State of Saint Hilda shall adhere to accepted international law, convention, and statue,
      2. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect the will of the people to act in a fair and free manner in accordance with laws passed by themselves or through their representatives,
      3. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect and maintain the UN Declaration on Human Rights
    5. Declare that no single group defined by common language, ethnicity, religion, creed, or other such determiners shall be seen as the basis of the Saint Hildan Identity;
      1. That all citizens shall be seen as equals under the law in all territories of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. That all citizens shall be representatives of the State of Saint Hilda to the international community,
    6. Permit that this Constitution may be amended to include, remove, or clarify any statue or statement by;
      1. The People through a supermajority consensus by referendum,
      2. The Judiciary through a unanimous consensus at the request of Parliament or the People,
      3. Any following legally assembled Convention of all Saint Hilda and her Territories that represent a supermajority of the People.
  2. The State of Saint Hilda shall be a democratic and social republic
  3. The Language of the State of Saint Hilda shall be Swedish;
  4. That this article shall not be amended to rescind Swedish as the Language of the State of Saint Hilda
    1. That the Finnish, French, Ingeri, Norwegian Languages shall be recognized as a National Languages,
  5. The State of Saint Hilda shall be officially referred to as;
    1. “Republiken Saint Hilda” in Swedish
  6. The State of Saint Hilda can be referred to as “Saint Hilda” or any other such derivatives in an informal context,
  7. The National Emblem, Anthem, and Maxim, of the State of Saint Hilda shall be determined by law,
  8. The State of Saint Hilda shall be guided by the principles of;
    1. The UN Declaration on Human Rights,
    2. International Brotherhood,
    3. That any right not expressly defined by this Constitution to be in the possession of the State of Saint Hilda, nor conferred by applicable law, statue, or declaration, shall be in the possession of the constituent Republics and Territories.
  9. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide citizenship to;
    1. Any present Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of Saint Hilda at the adoption of this Constitution,
    2. Any child;
      1. Born within the legally defined territory of the State of Saint Hilda following the accession of this Constitution;
        1. Excluding those born from illegal conception except when permitted by the mother,
        2. Excluding those born of foreign dignitaries or other parents legally registered as foreign agents within the State of Saint Hilda,
        3. Excluding those born of Citizens acting as legal foreign agents of the State of Saint Hilda within another country,
        4. Excluding those born of parents with conflicting citizenship except where the parents declare their child shall be a Citizen,
        5. Excluding those born of parents who have renounced their citizenship by action or declaration,
        6. Excluding those born of any parent conducting operations against the integrity of the State of Saint Hilda at home or abroad,
        7. Excluding those born of parents that are citizens of a country that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of citizenship by action or declaration by the parents,
        8. Excluding those born of parents that are members of or affiliates with organizations that are considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of membership or affiliation by the parents
      2. Born to a Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of any territory of Saint Hilda,
      3. That can trace an immediate ancestry within three generations to Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents,
    3. Any Permanent Legal Resident, following a five year period after receiving such status, who shall pass a legal examination that proves;
      1. A fundamental understanding of their rights and responsibilities,
      2. A fundamental understanding of the history of the State of Saint Hilda,
      3. A fundamental understanding of Saint Hildan culture,
      4. A fundamental mastery of the Swedish language;
        1. Or a fundamental mastery of any national language,
      5. A fundamental understanding of the legal system of the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. Any person, following the passing of the mentioned legal examination that then takes the following oath;
      1. “I, [name], do hereby proclaim in a stable mind and body, and in good faith to my fellow man freely and without reservations or purpose of evasion, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on the behalf of Saint Hilda when required by law, and perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and any other necessary task as required by law, under penalty of perjury and the revocation of my citizenship.”,
      2. This oath shall also be administered in the language of preference of the oath-taker,
    5. Any person who legally joins the Armed Forces of the State of Saint Hilda, and completes the requisite training and mentioned examination, and takes the mentioned oath,
  10. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide Permanent Legal Residency to;
    1. Any person that, after prior residing or working in the State of Saint Hilda for a period of five years, provides a request to such effect,
    2. Any person that marries, or otherwise enters into a legal cohabitating relationship with, a Citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Any person that, following the revocation of their original citizenship by action or declaration, provides a request to such effect,
    4. Any person, who is defined as a refugee, declares their intention to remain in the State of Saint Hilda before their status as a refugee is ceased, and provides a request to such effect,
  11. The State of Saint Hilda shall reserve the right to revoke Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency through either;
    1. Any action considered to be revocation, which is considered in a court of law to be but not limited to;
      1. Abandoning any military post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      2. Abandoning any civil post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      3. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Treason against the State of Saint Hilda,
      4. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Terrorism against the State of Saint Hilda,
      5. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud against the State of Saint Hilda by way of illegally attaining or attempting to attain Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency,
      6. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud by way of illegally conferring or attempting to confer Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency to any person,
      7. Becoming a Citizen of a country considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      8. Becoming a member of or affiliating with an organization that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      9. Acting as an illegal foreign agent from another country,
    2. A declaration of revocation by way of;
      1. A sworn statement before an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. An affidavit delivered to an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda or other relevant officers.
  12. The power and responsibility of the Legislature of the State of Saint Hilda shall be vested in “Parliament”,
  13. The Members of Parliament shall be elected in general, direct, free, and secret elections,
  14. The Members of Parliament, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least twenty years of age,
    2. Be a citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Be a legal resident of the constituency they shall represent,
    4. Has resided in the State of Saint Hilda for a minimum of ten consecutive years,
    5. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda,
  15. Parliament shall be elected for terms of five years,
  16. The terms of Parliament shall end when a new term begins,
  17. Elections for Parliament shall always be held on the first Monday of October of every fifth year following the establishment of the legal force of this Constitution,
  18. Parliament shall assemble on the 10th day of January following its election, or at the orders of the Swedish Monarch or their representatives,
  19. Parliament shall have the power to establish the rules on its proceedings,
  20. Parliament shall have the power to establish the schedule of its sessions;
    1. The schedule of Parliament must at least arrange for the attendance of Parliament for no less than nine months out of every year during its term,
  21. Parliament shall have the power to establish punishments for disorderly conduct on any of its members;
    1. Parliament shall only have the power to expel its members on the consensus of a supermajority of its members
  22. Parliament shall keep a journal of its proceedings which shall be published at the conclusion of the final session of the year,
  23. Parliament shall have the power, through a supermajority consensus, rescind any part of the mentioned journal under the understanding that such parts need to remain secret,
  24. Parliament shall have the power to be the judge of the elections, qualification, and returns of its members,
  25. Parliament shall have the power to compel the attendance of any absent members in any such manner and under any such penalties as it shall provide within reasonable limits,
  26. The members of Parliament shall be compensated for their services a salary ascertained by Law and paid out by the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda,
  27. In the event of that Parliament is unable to apportion requisite funding for half of the government services, or any ministry of the State of Saint Hilda, their compensation shall be withheld by the Treasury to be reissued once appropriations have been reinstated,
  28. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment by any authority,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if they commit or conspire to commit an act of;
      1. Treason,
      2. Terrorism,
      3. Fraud,
      4. Breach of the Peace,
      5. Or any other such felony,
  29. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time that they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment for any speech,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if such speech can be shown to be a catalyst or call for violence or hate against any person or group except against an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
  30. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not be appointed to any other civil office under the authority of any constituent Republic or Territory,
  31. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not have their emoluments be increased during the term,
  32. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not receive any other emoluments from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or other entity,
  33. Parliament shall not draw any money from the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda but in consequence of appropriations made by law,
  34. Parliament shall be compelled to attach a statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money with the mentioned journal,
  35. Parliament shall have the authority establish, maintain, manage, and disband all ministries of the State of Saint Hilda,
  36. Parliament shall have the authority to assent any appointment to Office made by the Prime Minister,
  37. Parliament shall have the authority to sign and ratify any international treaty presented to the State of Saint Hilda
  38. Parliament shall have the authority to withdraw the State of Saint Hilda from any international treaty, agreement, or organization,
  39. Parliament shall have the authority to control the revenue of the nation, including;
    1. The Authority to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, excises,
    2. The Authority to borrow money on the credit of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. The Authority to pay the debts incurred by the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. The Authority to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the State of Saint Hilda,
    5. The Authority to regulate commerce both between foreign nations and between the constituent Republics,
    6. The Authority to establish a uniform rule of naturalization,
    7. The Authority to establish uniform laws on bankruptcies throughout the State of Saint Hilda,
    8. The Authority to coin and print the money of the State of Saint Hilda
    9. The Authority to regulate the value of both domestic and foreign currency,
    10. The Authority to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting securities, coin, or other currency of the State of Saint Hilda,
    11. The Authority to fix the standard weights and measures of the State of Saint Hilda,
    12. The Authority to establish post offices and post roads,
    13. The Authority to establish uniform laws on copyright and fair use,
  40. The Authority to override a veto from the executive through a supermajority consensus,
  41. The Authority to commence and prosecute the process of Impeachment against any official in the government of the State of Saint Hilda,
  42. The Authority to define and punish piracy and other felonies committed on the high seas,
  43. The Authority to define and punish crimes against international law,
  44. The Authority to raise and support an Army for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  45. The Authority to raise and support a Navy for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, ships in the service of the State of Saint Hilda, the seaways of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and to defend the interests of the State of Saint Hilda abroad,
  46. The Authority to raise other military forces necessary for the defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  47. The Authority to declare war and peace,
  48. The Authority to grant letters of Marque and Reprisal,
  49. The Authority to establish rules concerning captures on Land and Sea,
  50. The Authority to establish institutions for the advancement of scientific endeavors at land, sea, or in space,
  51. The Authority to establish by law the regulations of all military forces under the command of the State of Saint Hilda,
  52. The Authority to establish all laws, statues, and declarations necessary and proper to the execution of any and all constitutional duties laid before Parliament,
  53. Parliament shall consist of one chamber,
  54. Parliament shall consist of representatives from constituencies that contain no less than 95,400 citizens and no greater than 500,000 citizens,
  55. The constituencies are allowed to be represented by more than one member if the constituency contains but no more than ten,
  56. The boundaries of the constituencies that compose the Parliament shall only be modified by Parliament following a Census,
  57. Parliament shall consist of representatives of all Saint Hilda,
  58. There shall be as many Tribunes as is necessary to remain within the bounds of Article 54
  59. In order to do business, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than half plus one,
  60. In order to do business with respect to any affairs regarding monetary policy, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than a supermajority of members,
  61. In order to hear debates, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than one-quarter of members,
  62. Parliament will be presided over by a Speaker,
  63. The Speaker shall be elected from a majority of their peers by private vote at the commencement of each session of Parliament
  64. The Speaker shall only serve their position if they command the confidence of a supermajority of their peers,
  65. If in the event the Speaker fails to command the confidence of their peers, they can be replaced with a suitable candidate elected from a supermajority of their peers by private vote,
  66. All Members of Parliament shall be conferred the honorific “Honorable” upon their joining of Parliament,
  67. This honorific shall be conferred in the official language of the State of Saint Hilda and/or a language of their personal choice,
  68. Parliament shall establish committees for the;
      1. Ministry of State,
      2. Ministry of the Treasury,
      3. Ministry of Business, Commerce, and Trade,
      4. Ministry of Labour,
      5. Ministry of Agriculture,
      6. Ministry of Culture,
      7. Ministry of Defense,
      8. Ministry of Justice,
      9. Ministry of Public Safety,
      10. Ministry of Education,
      11. Ministry of Health,
      12. Ministry of the Interior,
      13. Ministry of Transport,
  69. All Ministers of the State of Saint Hilda shall be conferred the honorific “Right Honorable” upon their appointment
  70. This honorific shall be conferred in the official languages of the State of Saint Hilda and/or a language of their personal choice.
  71. There shall be a Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda,
  72. The Prime Minister of the Saint Hilda shall be the Chief Executive of the State of Saint Hilda,
  73. The Prime Minister shall serve as a Head of Government of the Saint Hilda,
  74. There shall be an Office of the Prime Minister which shall be the official Government office which in the Prime Minister serves as its Chairperson,
  75. The sitting Speaker of Parliament and the Official Representative of the Swedish Monarchy shall serve alongside the Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda as Heads of Government and ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  76. All ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister shall be accompanied by a deputy officer,
  77. The Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Hilda is henceforth tasked with embodying the core tenants of this Constitution and serve as the premier image of the Saint Hilda wherever it may be needed as the Head of State,
  78. The Office of the Prime Minister shall be free from partisan conflict, corporate interests, and other aspects that would otherwise derail the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister as mentioned.
  79. The Prime Minister shall be elected from among their peers in Parliament on assent of the Swedish Monarchy,
  80. The Prime Minister, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least Thirty Years of Age,
    2. Be a Natural Born Citizen of the Saint Hilda, or born of Natural Born Citizens,
    3. Reside in the Saint Hilda for a minimum of fifteen years prior to attaining the Office,
    4. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda
  81. The Prime Minister shall be elected for terms of five years and shall maintain such if they command the confidence of Parliament,
  82. In Case of the Removal of the Prime Minister from Office, or of their Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, their power shall devolve on the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Parliament may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, after which the succession of the Prime Minister shall be succeeded by;
    1. Speaker of Parliament,
    2. Deputy Speaker of Parliament,
    3. Minister of State,
    4. Minister of Defense,
    5. Minister of the Treasury,
    6. Minister of Commerce, Trade, and Business,
    7. Minister of Justice,
    8. Minister of Public Safety,
    9. Minister of Education,
    10. Minister of Health,
    11. Minister of Labor,
    12. Minister of the Interior,
    13. Minister of Transport,
    14. Minister of Agriculture,
    15. Minister of Culture,
  83. The Prime Minister shall, during their term, receive for their services, compensation in the form of salary, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during their term
  84. The Prime Minister shall not receive during their term any other Emolument from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or any other independent entity.
  85. Before they enter on the Execution of their Office, the Prime Minister shall take the following Oath:-"I [name], do solemnly swear, as Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda, to serve in the best of my Ability to preserve and protect the Constitution of the Saint Hilda, to accomplish its ends as demanded for the Office of Prime Minister, and to further the mission to promote, defend, and advance the basis for the Rule of Law, Civil Liberties, and the Advancement of the Prosperity and Freedom for all Saint Hildans, on my life and honor."
    1. This oath shall be administered in Swedish
  86. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to assent the appointment of members of a Cabinet, composed of all the Ministers as prescribed by Law and personal advisors, to serve and assist the Prime Minister in the execution of the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  87. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to appoint Judiciaries to any High Court,
  88. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to veto any legislation brought before the Office of the Prime Minister,
  89. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to submit a Motion of No Confidence against any Minister or Member of Parliament,
  90. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,
  91. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to commission all the Officers of the Saint Hilda.
  92. There shall be an autonomous and independent Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda that shall safeguard the provisions of this Constitution and all laws made pursuant of it,
  93. The Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda shall be hereafter collectively referred to as the High Courts,
  94. The High Courts shall bound to service exclusively to the Law,
  95. Any interference with the function of the High Courts or any other organ of the Judiciary of the Saint Hilda by any entity shall be prohibited and incur liability and punishment pursuant to the Law,
  96. No decision made by the High Courts shall be altered by any entity nor should the execution of said decision be delayed,
  97. There shall be three courts that collectively and co-equally comprise the High Courts;
    1. The Court of Appeals as the highest court of appeals for all matters excluding administrative functions,
    2. The Supreme Administrative Court as the highest court of appeals for all administrative matters,
    3. The Constitutional Court as the highest court of appeals for all matters relating to the Constitution,
  98. Each of the High Courts shall be independent of the government and consist of 13 members. The members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally, serving a term of five years,
  99. The members of each of the High Courts can serve multiple consecutive terms,
  100. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  101. The High Courts shall not be dissolved except for the dissolution of the State of Saint Hilda.
  102. In order to vote in any Election in the Saint Hilda, one must;
    1. Be at least Seventeen Years of Age,
    2. Be a Citizen of the Saint Hilda,
  103. An Electoral Commission shall be established in order to propose for adoption by the Parliament an electoral and political parties’ law that is consistent with this Constitution,
  104. The Commission shall be authorized to conduct studies, publish reports, and provide guidance and recommendations to the Assembly regarding the status and effectiveness of the existing electoral and party systems, as well as the need for their reform,
  105. The Commission shall be independent of the government and consist of 30 members. The members shall be appointed by the Assembly serving a term of five years,
  106. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  107. The members Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally,
  108. The Election Commission shall be a permanent body that shall prepare, supervise, direct and verify all aspects that have to do with elections and referenda and shall declare their results,
  109. The Election Commission shall exercise its powers, functions, and duties under this section independent of any direction or interference by any authority or any person,
  110. Any person, natural or legal, may petition to the Election Commission concerning issues in the sphere of its jurisdiction. A decision of the Election Commission with respect to such a petition or complaint may be appealed to the Constitutional Court,
  111. The electoral law shall establish the rules and procedures to govern the conduct of elections, including, but not limited to, the date of the elections, requirements for voter identification and registration, and mechanisms for counting votes and resolving disputes.

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The Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
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For Establishing the Government of Saint Hilda and all its necessary functions

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



  1. We, the members of this Parliament, In Full Capacity representing the people and Saint Hilda and the Kingdom of Sweden, with the intent establishing our democratic system of governance, enshrining the Inherent Rights of all peoples, and guarding the future prosperity for all Saint Hildan people, hereby:
    1. Proclaim this document to be the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda,
    2. Declare that this Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the State of Saint Hilda,
      1. That all laws and statutes shall be made pursuant exclusively to this Constitution,
      2. That any law and statue deemed to be made inconsistent to this Constitution shall be rendered void,
    3. Proclaim that all territories and sovereign states shall only adopt this Constitution by fair and democratic means,
    4. Proclaim that this Constitution expresses the will of the people represented in this Convention, such that;
      1. The State of Saint Hilda shall adhere to accepted international law, convention, and statue,
      2. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect the will of the people to act in a fair and free manner in accordance with laws passed by themselves or through their representatives,
      3. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect and maintain the UN Declaration on Human Rights
    5. Declare that no single group defined by common language, ethnicity, religion, creed, or other such determiners shall be seen as the basis of the Saint Hildan Identity;
      1. That all citizens shall be seen as equals under the law in all territories of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. That all citizens shall be representatives of the State of Saint Hilda to the international community,
    6. Permit that this Constitution may be amended to include, remove, or clarify any statue or statement by;
      1. The People through a supermajority consensus by referendum,
      2. The Judiciary through a unanimous consensus at the request of Parliament or the People,
      3. Any following legally assembled Convention of all Saint Hilda and her Territories that represent a supermajority of the People.
  2. The State of Saint Hilda shall be a democratic and social republic
  3. The Language of the State of Saint Hilda shall be Swedish;
  4. That this article shall not be amended to rescind Swedish as the Language of the State of Saint Hilda
    1. That the Finnish, French, Ingeri, Norwegian Languages shall be recognized as a National Languages,
  5. The State of Saint Hilda shall be officially referred to as;
    1. “Republiken Saint Hilda” in Swedish
  6. The State of Saint Hilda can be referred to as “Saint Hilda” or any other such derivatives in an informal context,
  7. The National Emblem, Anthem, and Maxim, of the State of Saint Hilda shall be determined by law,
  8. The State of Saint Hilda shall be guided by the principles of;
    1. The UN Declaration on Human Rights,
    2. International Brotherhood,
    3. That any right not expressly defined by this Constitution to be in the possession of the State of Saint Hilda, nor conferred by applicable law, statue, or declaration, shall be in the possession of the constituent Republics and Territories.
  9. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide citizenship to;
    1. Any present Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of Saint Hilda at the adoption of this Constitution,
    2. Any child;
      1. Born within the legally defined territory of the State of Saint Hilda following the accession of this Constitution;
        1. Excluding those born from illegal conception except when permitted by the mother,
        2. Excluding those born of foreign dignitaries or other parents legally registered as foreign agents within the State of Saint Hilda,
        3. Excluding those born of Citizens acting as legal foreign agents of the State of Saint Hilda within another country,
        4. Excluding those born of parents with conflicting citizenship except where the parents declare their child shall be a Citizen,
        5. Excluding those born of parents who have renounced their citizenship by action or declaration,
        6. Excluding those born of any parent conducting operations against the integrity of the State of Saint Hilda at home or abroad,
        7. Excluding those born of parents that are citizens of a country that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of citizenship by action or declaration by the parents,
        8. Excluding those born of parents that are members of or affiliates with organizations that are considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of membership or affiliation by the parents
      2. Born to a Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of any territory of Saint Hilda,
      3. That can trace an immediate ancestry within three generations to Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents,
    3. Any Permanent Legal Resident, following a five year period after receiving such status, who shall pass a legal examination that proves;
      1. A fundamental understanding of their rights and responsibilities,
      2. A fundamental understanding of the history of the State of Saint Hilda,
      3. A fundamental understanding of Saint Hildan culture,
      4. A fundamental mastery of the Swedish language;
        1. Or a fundamental mastery of any national language,
      5. A fundamental understanding of the legal system of the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. Any person, following the passing of the mentioned legal examination that then takes the following oath;
      1. “I, [name], do hereby proclaim in a stable mind and body, and in good faith to my fellow man freely and without reservations or purpose of evasion, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on the behalf of Saint Hilda when required by law, and perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and any other necessary task as required by law, under penalty of perjury and the revocation of my citizenship.”,
      2. This oath shall also be administered in the language of preference of the oath-taker,
    5. Any person who legally joins the Armed Forces of the State of Saint Hilda, and completes the requisite training and mentioned examination, and takes the mentioned oath,
  10. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide Permanent Legal Residency to;
    1. Any person that, after prior residing or working in the State of Saint Hilda for a period of five years, provides a request to such effect,
    2. Any person that marries, or otherwise enters into a legal cohabitating relationship with, a Citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Any person that, following the revocation of their original citizenship by action or declaration, provides a request to such effect,
    4. Any person, who is defined as a refugee, declares their intention to remain in the State of Saint Hilda before their status as a refugee is ceased, and provides a request to such effect,
  11. The State of Saint Hilda shall reserve the right to revoke Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency through either;
    1. Any action considered to be revocation, which is considered in a court of law to be but not limited to;
      1. Abandoning any military post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      2. Abandoning any civil post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      3. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Treason against the State of Saint Hilda,
      4. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Terrorism against the State of Saint Hilda,
      5. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud against the State of Saint Hilda by way of illegally attaining or attempting to attain Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency,
      6. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud by way of illegally conferring or attempting to confer Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency to any person,
      7. Becoming a Citizen of a country considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      8. Becoming a member of or affiliating with an organization that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      9. Acting as an illegal foreign agent from another country,
    2. A declaration of revocation by way of;
      1. A sworn statement before an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. An affidavit delivered to an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda or other relevant officers.
  12. The power and responsibility of the Legislature of the State of Saint Hilda shall be vested in “Parliament”,
  13. The Members of Parliament shall be elected in general, direct, free, and secret elections,
  14. The Members of Parliament, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least twenty years of age,
    2. Be a citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Be a legal resident of the constituency they shall represent,
    4. Has resided in the State of Saint Hilda for a minimum of ten consecutive years,
    5. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda,
  15. Parliament shall be elected for terms of five years,
  16. The terms of Parliament shall end when a new term begins,
  17. Elections for Parliament shall always be held on the first Monday of October of every fifth year following the establishment of the legal force of this Constitution,
  18. Parliament shall assemble on the 10th day of January following its election, or at the orders of the Swedish Monarch or their representatives,
  19. Parliament shall have the power to establish the rules on its proceedings,
  20. Parliament shall have the power to establish the schedule of its sessions;
    1. The schedule of Parliament must at least arrange for the attendance of Parliament for no less than nine months out of every year during its term,
  21. Parliament shall have the power to establish punishments for disorderly conduct on any of its members;
    1. Parliament shall only have the power to expel its members on the consensus of a supermajority of its members
  22. Parliament shall keep a journal of its proceedings which shall be published at the conclusion of the final session of the year,
  23. Parliament shall have the power, through a supermajority consensus, rescind any part of the mentioned journal under the understanding that such parts need to remain secret,
  24. Parliament shall have the power to be the judge of the elections, qualification, and returns of its members,
  25. Parliament shall have the power to compel the attendance of any absent members in any such manner and under any such penalties as it shall provide within reasonable limits,
  26. The members of Parliament shall be compensated for their services a salary ascertained by Law and paid out by the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda,
  27. In the event of that Parliament is unable to apportion requisite funding for half of the government services, or any ministry of the State of Saint Hilda, their compensation shall be withheld by the Treasury to be reissued once appropriations have been reinstated,
  28. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment by any authority,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if they commit or conspire to commit an act of;
      1. Treason,
      2. Terrorism,
      3. Fraud,
      4. Breach of the Peace,
      5. Or any other such felony,
  29. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time that they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment for any speech,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if such speech can be shown to be a catalyst or call for violence or hate against any person or group except against an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
  30. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not be appointed to any other civil office under the authority of any constituent Republic or Territory,
  31. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not have their emoluments be increased during the term,
  32. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not receive any other emoluments from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or other entity,
  33. Parliament shall not draw any money from the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda but in consequence of appropriations made by law,
  34. Parliament shall be compelled to attach a statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money with the mentioned journal,
  35. Parliament shall have the authority establish, maintain, manage, and disband all ministries of the State of Saint Hilda,
  36. Parliament shall have the authority to assent any appointment to Office made by the Prime Minister,
  37. Parliament shall have the authority to sign and ratify any international treaty presented to the State of Saint Hilda
  38. Parliament shall have the authority to withdraw the State of Saint Hilda from any international treaty, agreement, or organization,
  39. Parliament shall have the authority to control the revenue of the nation, including;
    1. The Authority to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, excises,
    2. The Authority to borrow money on the credit of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. The Authority to pay the debts incurred by the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. The Authority to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the State of Saint Hilda,
    5. The Authority to regulate commerce both between foreign nations and between the constituent Republics,
    6. The Authority to establish a uniform rule of naturalization,
    7. The Authority to establish uniform laws on bankruptcies throughout the State of Saint Hilda,
    8. The Authority to coin and print the money of the State of Saint Hilda
    9. The Authority to regulate the value of both domestic and foreign currency,
    10. The Authority to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting securities, coin, or other currency of the State of Saint Hilda,
    11. The Authority to fix the standard weights and measures of the State of Saint Hilda,
    12. The Authority to establish post offices and post roads,
    13. The Authority to establish uniform laws on copyright and fair use,
  40. The Authority to override a veto from the executive through a supermajority consensus,
  41. The Authority to commence and prosecute the process of Impeachment against any official in the government of the State of Saint Hilda,
  42. The Authority to define and punish piracy and other felonies committed on the high seas,
  43. The Authority to define and punish crimes against international law,
  44. The Authority to raise and support an Army for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  45. The Authority to raise and support a Navy for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, ships in the service of the State of Saint Hilda, the seaways of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and to defend the interests of the State of Saint Hilda abroad,
  46. The Authority to raise other military forces necessary for the defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  47. The Authority to declare war and peace,
  48. The Authority to grant letters of Marque and Reprisal,
  49. The Authority to establish rules concerning captures on Land and Sea,
  50. The Authority to establish institutions for the advancement of scientific endeavors at land, sea, or in space,
  51. The Authority to establish by law the regulations of all military forces under the command of the State of Saint Hilda,
  52. The Authority to establish all laws, statues, and declarations necessary and proper to the execution of any and all constitutional duties laid before Parliament,
  53. Parliament shall consist of one chamber,
  54. Parliament shall consist of representatives from constituencies that contain no less than 95,400 citizens and no greater than 500,000 citizens,
  55. The constituencies are allowed to be represented by more than one member if the constituency contains but no more than ten,
  56. The boundaries of the constituencies that compose the Parliament shall only be modified by Parliament following a Census,
  57. Parliament shall consist of representatives of all Saint Hilda,
  58. There shall be as many Tribunes as is necessary to remain within the bounds of Article 54
  59. In order to do business, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than half plus one,
  60. In order to do business with respect to any affairs regarding monetary policy, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than a supermajority of members,
  61. In order to hear debates, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than one-quarter of members,
  62. Parliament will be presided over by a Speaker,
  63. The Speaker shall be elected from a majority of their peers by private vote at the commencement of each session of Parliament
  64. The Speaker shall only serve their position if they command the confidence of a supermajority of their peers,
  65. If in the event the Speaker fails to command the confidence of their peers, they can be replaced with a suitable candidate elected from a supermajority of their peers by private vote,
  66. All Members of Parliament shall be conferred the honorific “Honorable” upon their joining of Parliament,
  67. This honorific shall be conferred in the official language of the State of Saint Hilda and/or a language of their personal choice,
  68. Parliament shall establish committees for the;
      1. Ministry of State,
      2. Ministry of the Treasury,
      3. Ministry of Business, Commerce, and Trade,
      4. Ministry of Labour,
      5. Ministry of Agriculture,
      6. Ministry of Culture,
      7. Ministry of Defense,
      8. Ministry of Justice,
      9. Ministry of Public Safety,
      10. Ministry of Education,
      11. Ministry of Health,
      12. Ministry of the Interior,
      13. Ministry of Transport,
  69. All Ministers of the State of Saint Hilda shall be conferred the honorific “Right Honorable” upon their appointment
  70. This honorific shall be conferred in the official languages of the State of Saint Hilda and/or a language of their personal choice.
  71. There shall be a Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda,
  72. The Prime Minister of the Saint Hilda shall be the Chief Executive of the State of Saint Hilda,
  73. The Prime Minister shall serve as a Head of Government of the Saint Hilda,
  74. There shall be an Office of the Prime Minister which shall be the official Government office which in the Prime Minister serves as its Chairperson,
  75. The sitting Speaker of Parliament and the Official Representative of the Swedish Monarchy shall serve alongside the Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda as Heads of Government and ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  76. All ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister shall be accompanied by a deputy officer,
  77. The Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Hilda is henceforth tasked with embodying the core tenants of this Constitution and serve as the premier image of the Saint Hilda wherever it may be needed as the Head of State,
  78. The Office of the Prime Minister shall be free from partisan conflict, corporate interests, and other aspects that would otherwise derail the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister as mentioned.
  79. The Prime Minister shall be elected from among their peers in Parliament on assent of the Swedish Monarchy,
  80. The Prime Minister, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least Thirty Years of Age,
    2. Be a Natural Born Citizen of the Saint Hilda, or born of Natural Born Citizens,
    3. Reside in the Saint Hilda for a minimum of fifteen years prior to attaining the Office,
    4. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda
  81. The Prime Minister shall be elected for terms of five years and shall maintain such if they command the confidence of Parliament,
  82. In Case of the Removal of the Prime Minister from Office, or of their Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, their power shall devolve on the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Parliament may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, after which the succession of the Prime Minister shall be succeeded by;
    1. Speaker of Parliament,
    2. Deputy Speaker of Parliament,
    3. Minister of State,
    4. Minister of Defense,
    5. Minister of the Treasury,
    6. Minister of Commerce, Trade, and Business,
    7. Minister of Justice,
    8. Minister of Public Safety,
    9. Minister of Education,
    10. Minister of Health,
    11. Minister of Labor,
    12. Minister of the Interior,
    13. Minister of Transport,
    14. Minister of Agriculture,
    15. Minister of Culture,
  83. The Prime Minister shall, during their term, receive for their services, compensation in the form of salary, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during their term
  84. The Prime Minister shall not receive during their term any other Emolument from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or any other independent entity.
  85. Before they enter on the Execution of their Office, the Prime Minister shall take the following Oath:-"I [name], do solemnly swear, as Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda, to serve in the best of my Ability to preserve and protect the Constitution of the Saint Hilda, to accomplish its ends as demanded for the Office of Prime Minister, and to further the mission to promote, defend, and advance the basis for the Rule of Law, Civil Liberties, and the Advancement of the Prosperity and Freedom for all Saint Hildans, on my life and honor."
    1. This oath shall be administered in Swedish
  86. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to assent the appointment of members of a Cabinet, composed of all the Ministers as prescribed by Law and personal advisors, to serve and assist the Prime Minister in the execution of the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  87. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to appoint Judiciaries to any High Court,
  88. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to veto any legislation brought before the Office of the Prime Minister,
  89. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to submit a Motion of No Confidence against any Minister or Member of Parliament,
  90. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,
  91. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to commission all the Officers of the Saint Hilda.
  92. There shall be an autonomous and independent Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda that shall safeguard the provisions of this Constitution and all laws made pursuant of it,
  93. The Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda shall be hereafter collectively referred to as the High Courts,
  94. The High Courts shall bound to service exclusively to the Law,
  95. Any interference with the function of the High Courts or any other organ of the Judiciary of the Saint Hilda by any entity shall be prohibited and incur liability and punishment pursuant to the Law,
  96. No decision made by the High Courts shall be altered by any entity nor should the execution of said decision be delayed,
  97. There shall be three courts that collectively and co-equally comprise the High Courts;
    1. The Court of Appeals as the highest court of appeals for all matters excluding administrative functions,
    2. The Supreme Administrative Court as the highest court of appeals for all administrative matters,
    3. The Constitutional Court as the highest court of appeals for all matters relating to the Constitution,
  98. Each of the High Courts shall be independent of the government and consist of 13 members. The members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally, serving a term of five years,
  99. The members of each of the High Courts can serve multiple consecutive terms,
  100. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  101. The High Courts shall not be dissolved except for the dissolution of the State of Saint Hilda.
  102. In order to vote in any Election in the Saint Hilda, one must;
    1. Be at least Seventeen Years of Age,
    2. Be a Citizen of the Saint Hilda,
  103. An Electoral Commission shall be established in order to propose for adoption by the Parliament an electoral and political parties’ law that is consistent with this Constitution,
  104. The Commission shall be authorized to conduct studies, publish reports, and provide guidance and recommendations to the Assembly regarding the status and effectiveness of the existing electoral and party systems, as well as the need for their reform,
  105. The Commission shall be independent of the government and consist of 30 members. The members shall be appointed by the Assembly serving a term of five years,
  106. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  107. The members Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally,
  108. The Election Commission shall be a permanent body that shall prepare, supervise, direct and verify all aspects that have to do with elections and referenda and shall declare their results,
  109. The Election Commission shall exercise its powers, functions, and duties under this section independent of any direction or interference by any authority or any person,
  110. Any person, natural or legal, may petition to the Election Commission concerning issues in the sphere of its jurisdiction. A decision of the Election Commission with respect to such a petition or complaint may be appealed to the Constitutional Court,
  111. The electoral law shall establish the rules and procedures to govern the conduct of elections, including, but not limited to, the date of the elections, requirements for voter identification and registration, and mechanisms for counting votes and resolving disputes.
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“A very good idea, and I applaud it wholeheartedly. However. I do have a minor quibble. Specifically, Articles 3 and 4. Or more particularly, just Article 4.” “Ignoring the fact that an unrescindable article is terribly undemocratic, would it not just be possible for future generations, if so inclined, to just repeal Article 4 in order to repeal Article 3?”
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So, when this is proposed, amendments could be debated on by the Parliament, correct? So if there was a clause a party disagreed with, they could try to remove it?
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The sitting Speaker of Parliament and the Official Representative of the Swedish Monarchy shall serve alongside the Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda as Heads of Government and ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister

Why would the speaker and the governor general be co-heads of government? That doesn't even make sense. GG should be head of state.

All ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister shall be accompanied by a deputy officer,

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Dormill and Stiura wrote:Finally have a proper Constitution ready for proposing.

The Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Maikel De Cloet
Sponsors: Viktoria Ljungstrand



For Establishing the Government of Saint Hilda and all its necessary functions

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



  1. We, the members of this Parliament, In Full Capacity representing the people and Saint Hilda and the Kingdom of Sweden, with the intent establishing our democratic system of governance, enshrining the Inherent Rights of all peoples, and guarding the future prosperity for all Saint Hildan people, hereby:
    1. Proclaim this document to be the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda,
    2. Declare that this Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the State of Saint Hilda,
      1. That all laws and statutes shall be made pursuant exclusively to this Constitution,
      2. That any law and statue deemed to be made inconsistent to this Constitution shall be rendered void,
    3. Proclaim that all territories and sovereign states shall only adopt this Constitution by fair and democratic means,
    4. Proclaim that this Constitution expresses the will of the people represented in this Convention, such that;
      1. The State of Saint Hilda shall adhere to accepted international law, convention, and statue,
      2. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect the will of the people to act in a fair and free manner in accordance with laws passed by themselves or through their representatives,
      3. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect and maintain the UN Declaration on Human Rights
    5. Declare that no single group defined by common language, ethnicity, religion, creed, or other such determiners shall be seen as the basis of the Saint Hildan Identity;
      1. That all citizens shall be seen as equals under the law in all territories of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. That all citizens shall be representatives of the State of Saint Hilda to the international community,
    6. Permit that this Constitution may be amended to include, remove, or clarify any statue or statement by;
      1. The People through a supermajority consensus by referendum,
      2. The Judiciary through a unanimous consensus at the request of Parliament or the People,
      3. Any following legally assembled Convention of all Saint Hilda and her Territories that represent a supermajority of the People.
  2. The State of Saint Hilda shall be a democratic and social republic
  3. The Language of the State of Saint Hilda shall be Swedish;
  4. That this article shall not be amended to rescind Swedish as the Language of the State of Saint Hilda
    1. That the Finnish, French, Ingeri, Norwegian Languages shall be recognized as a National Languages,
  5. The State of Saint Hilda shall be officially referred to as;
    1. “Republiken Saint Hilda” in Swedish
  6. The State of Saint Hilda can be referred to as “Saint Hilda” or any other such derivatives in an informal context,
  7. The National Emblem, Anthem, and Maxim, of the State of Saint Hilda shall be determined by law,
  8. The State of Saint Hilda shall be guided by the principles of;
    1. The UN Declaration on Human Rights,
    2. International Brotherhood,
    3. That any right not expressly defined by this Constitution to be in the possession of the State of Saint Hilda, nor conferred by applicable law, statue, or declaration, shall be in the possession of the constituent Republics and Territories.
  9. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide citizenship to;
    1. Any present Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of Saint Hilda at the adoption of this Constitution,
    2. Any child;
      1. Born within the legally defined territory of the State of Saint Hilda following the accession of this Constitution;
        1. Excluding those born from illegal conception except when permitted by the mother,
        2. Excluding those born of foreign dignitaries or other parents legally registered as foreign agents within the State of Saint Hilda,
        3. Excluding those born of Citizens acting as legal foreign agents of the State of Saint Hilda within another country,
        4. Excluding those born of parents with conflicting citizenship except where the parents declare their child shall be a Citizen,
        5. Excluding those born of parents who have renounced their citizenship by action or declaration,
        6. Excluding those born of any parent conducting operations against the integrity of the State of Saint Hilda at home or abroad,
        7. Excluding those born of parents that are citizens of a country that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of citizenship by action or declaration by the parents,
        8. Excluding those born of parents that are members of or affiliates with organizations that are considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of membership or affiliation by the parents
      2. Born to a Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of any territory of Saint Hilda,
      3. That can trace an immediate ancestry within three generations to Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents,
    3. Any Permanent Legal Resident, following a five year period after receiving such status, who shall pass a legal examination that proves;
      1. A fundamental understanding of their rights and responsibilities,
      2. A fundamental understanding of the history of the State of Saint Hilda,
      3. A fundamental understanding of Saint Hildan culture,
      4. A fundamental mastery of the Swedish language;
        1. Or a fundamental mastery of any national language,
      5. A fundamental understanding of the legal system of the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. Any person, following the passing of the mentioned legal examination that then takes the following oath;
      1. “I, [name], do hereby proclaim in a stable mind and body, and in good faith to my fellow man freely and without reservations or purpose of evasion, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on the behalf of Saint Hilda when required by law, and perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and any other necessary task as required by law, under penalty of perjury and the revocation of my citizenship.”,
      2. This oath shall also be administered in the language of preference of the oath-taker,
    5. Any person who legally joins the Armed Forces of the State of Saint Hilda, and completes the requisite training and mentioned examination, and takes the mentioned oath,
  10. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide Permanent Legal Residency to;
    1. Any person that, after prior residing or working in the State of Saint Hilda for a period of five years, provides a request to such effect,
    2. Any person that marries, or otherwise enters into a legal cohabitating relationship with, a Citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Any person that, following the revocation of their original citizenship by action or declaration, provides a request to such effect,
    4. Any person, who is defined as a refugee, declares their intention to remain in the State of Saint Hilda before their status as a refugee is ceased, and provides a request to such effect,
  11. The State of Saint Hilda shall reserve the right to revoke Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency through either;
    1. Any action considered to be revocation, which is considered in a court of law to be but not limited to;
      1. Abandoning any military post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      2. Abandoning any civil post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      3. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Treason against the State of Saint Hilda,
      4. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Terrorism against the State of Saint Hilda,
      5. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud against the State of Saint Hilda by way of illegally attaining or attempting to attain Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency,
      6. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud by way of illegally conferring or attempting to confer Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency to any person,
      7. Becoming a Citizen of a country considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      8. Becoming a member of or affiliating with an organization that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      9. Acting as an illegal foreign agent from another country,
    2. A declaration of revocation by way of;
      1. A sworn statement before an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. An affidavit delivered to an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda or other relevant officers.
  12. The power and responsibility of the Legislature of the State of Saint Hilda shall be vested in “Parliament”,
  13. The Members of Parliament shall be elected in general, direct, free, and secret elections,
  14. The Members of Parliament, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least twenty years of age,
    2. Be a citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Be a legal resident of the constituency they shall represent,
    4. Has resided in the State of Saint Hilda for a minimum of ten consecutive years,
    5. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda,
  15. Parliament shall be elected for terms of five years,
  16. The terms of Parliament shall end when a new term begins,
  17. Elections for Parliament shall always be held on the first Monday of October of every fifth year following the establishment of the legal force of this Constitution,
  18. Parliament shall assemble on the 10th day of January following its election, or at the orders of the Swedish Monarch or their representatives,
  19. Parliament shall have the power to establish the rules on its proceedings,
  20. Parliament shall have the power to establish the schedule of its sessions;
    1. The schedule of Parliament must at least arrange for the attendance of Parliament for no less than nine months out of every year during its term,
  21. Parliament shall have the power to establish punishments for disorderly conduct on any of its members;
    1. Parliament shall only have the power to expel its members on the consensus of a supermajority of its members
  22. Parliament shall keep a journal of its proceedings which shall be published at the conclusion of the final session of the year,
  23. Parliament shall have the power, through a supermajority consensus, rescind any part of the mentioned journal under the understanding that such parts need to remain secret,
  24. Parliament shall have the power to be the judge of the elections, qualification, and returns of its members,
  25. Parliament shall have the power to compel the attendance of any absent members in any such manner and under any such penalties as it shall provide within reasonable limits,
  26. The members of Parliament shall be compensated for their services a salary ascertained by Law and paid out by the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda,
  27. In the event of that Parliament is unable to apportion requisite funding for half of the government services, or any ministry of the State of Saint Hilda, their compensation shall be withheld by the Treasury to be reissued once appropriations have been reinstated,
  28. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment by any authority,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if they commit or conspire to commit an act of;
      1. Treason,
      2. Terrorism,
      3. Fraud,
      4. Breach of the Peace,
      5. Or any other such felony,
  29. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time that they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment for any speech,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if such speech can be shown to be a catalyst or call for violence or hate against any person or group except against an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
  30. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not be appointed to any other civil office under the authority of any constituent Republic or Territory,
  31. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not have their emoluments be increased during the term,
  32. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not receive any other emoluments from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or other entity,
  33. Parliament shall not draw any money from the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda but in consequence of appropriations made by law,
  34. Parliament shall be compelled to attach a statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money with the mentioned journal,
  35. Parliament shall have the authority establish, maintain, manage, and disband all ministries of the State of Saint Hilda,
  36. Parliament shall have the authority to assent any appointment to Office made by the Prime Minister,
  37. Parliament shall have the authority to sign and ratify any international treaty presented to the State of Saint Hilda
  38. Parliament shall have the authority to withdraw the State of Saint Hilda from any international treaty, agreement, or organization,
  39. Parliament shall have the authority to control the revenue of the nation, including;
    1. The Authority to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, excises,
    2. The Authority to borrow money on the credit of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. The Authority to pay the debts incurred by the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. The Authority to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the State of Saint Hilda,
    5. The Authority to regulate commerce both between foreign nations and between the constituent Republics,
    6. The Authority to establish a uniform rule of naturalization,
    7. The Authority to establish uniform laws on bankruptcies throughout the State of Saint Hilda,
    8. The Authority to coin and print the money of the State of Saint Hilda
    9. The Authority to regulate the value of both domestic and foreign currency,
    10. The Authority to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting securities, coin, or other currency of the State of Saint Hilda,
    11. The Authority to fix the standard weights and measures of the State of Saint Hilda,
    12. The Authority to establish post offices and post roads,
    13. The Authority to establish uniform laws on copyright and fair use,
  40. The Authority to override a veto from the executive through a supermajority consensus,
  41. The Authority to commence and prosecute the process of Impeachment against any official in the government of the State of Saint Hilda,
  42. The Authority to define and punish piracy and other felonies committed on the high seas,
  43. The Authority to define and punish crimes against international law,
  44. The Authority to raise and support an Army for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  45. The Authority to raise and support a Navy for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, ships in the service of the State of Saint Hilda, the seaways of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and to defend the interests of the State of Saint Hilda abroad,
  46. The Authority to raise other military forces necessary for the defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  47. The Authority to declare war and peace,
  48. The Authority to grant letters of Marque and Reprisal,
  49. The Authority to establish rules concerning captures on Land and Sea,
  50. The Authority to establish institutions for the advancement of scientific endeavors at land, sea, or in space,
  51. The Authority to establish by law the regulations of all military forces under the command of the State of Saint Hilda,
  52. The Authority to establish all laws, statues, and declarations necessary and proper to the execution of any and all constitutional duties laid before Parliament,
  53. Parliament shall consist of one chamber,
  54. Parliament shall consist of representatives from constituencies that contain no less than 95,400 citizens and no greater than 500,000 citizens,
  55. The constituencies are allowed to be represented by more than one member if the constituency contains but no more than ten,
  56. The boundaries of the constituencies that compose the Parliament shall only be modified by Parliament following a Census,
  57. Parliament shall consist of representatives of all Saint Hilda,
  58. There shall be as many Tribunes as is necessary to remain within the bounds of Article 54
  59. In order to do business, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than half plus one,
  60. In order to do business with respect to any affairs regarding monetary policy, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than a supermajority of members,
  61. In order to hear debates, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than one-quarter of members,
  62. Parliament will be presided over by a Speaker,
  63. The Speaker shall be elected from a majority of their peers by private vote at the commencement of each session of Parliament
  64. The Speaker shall only serve their position if they command the confidence of a supermajority of their peers,
  65. If in the event the Speaker fails to command the confidence of their peers, they can be replaced with a suitable candidate elected from a supermajority of their peers by private vote,
  66. All Members of Parliament shall be conferred the honorific “Honorable” upon their joining of Parliament,
  67. This honorific shall be conferred in the official language of the State of Saint Hilda and/or a language of their personal choice,
  68. Parliament shall establish committees for the;
      1. Ministry of State,
      2. Ministry of the Treasury,
      3. Ministry of Business, Commerce, and Trade,
      4. Ministry of Labour,
      5. Ministry of Agriculture,
      6. Ministry of Culture,
      7. Ministry of Defense,
      8. Ministry of Justice,
      9. Ministry of Public Safety,
      10. Ministry of Education,
      11. Ministry of Health,
      12. Ministry of the Interior,
      13. Ministry of Transport,
  69. All Ministers of the State of Saint Hilda shall be conferred the honorific “Right Honorable” upon their appointment
  70. This honorific shall be conferred in the official languages of the State of Saint Hilda and/or a language of their personal choice.
  71. There shall be a Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda,
  72. The Prime Minister of the Saint Hilda shall be the Chief Executive of the State of Saint Hilda,
  73. The Prime Minister shall serve as a Head of Government of the Saint Hilda,
  74. There shall be an Office of the Prime Minister which shall be the official Government office which in the Prime Minister serves as its Chairperson,
  75. The sitting Speaker of Parliament and the Official Representative of the Swedish Monarchy shall serve alongside the Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda as Heads of Government and ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  76. All ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister shall be accompanied by a deputy officer,
  77. The Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Hilda is henceforth tasked with embodying the core tenants of this Constitution and serve as the premier image of the Saint Hilda wherever it may be needed as the Head of State,
  78. The Office of the Prime Minister shall be free from partisan conflict, corporate interests, and other aspects that would otherwise derail the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister as mentioned.
  79. The Prime Minister shall be elected from among their peers in Parliament on assent of the Swedish Monarchy,
  80. The Prime Minister, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least Thirty Years of Age,
    2. Be a Natural Born Citizen of the Saint Hilda, or born of Natural Born Citizens,
    3. Reside in the Saint Hilda for a minimum of fifteen years prior to attaining the Office,
    4. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda
  81. The Prime Minister shall be elected for terms of five years and shall maintain such if they command the confidence of Parliament,
  82. In Case of the Removal of the Prime Minister from Office, or of their Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, their power shall devolve on the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Parliament may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, after which the succession of the Prime Minister shall be succeeded by;
    1. Speaker of Parliament,
    2. Deputy Speaker of Parliament,
    3. Minister of State,
    4. Minister of Defense,
    5. Minister of the Treasury,
    6. Minister of Commerce, Trade, and Business,
    7. Minister of Justice,
    8. Minister of Public Safety,
    9. Minister of Education,
    10. Minister of Health,
    11. Minister of Labor,
    12. Minister of the Interior,
    13. Minister of Transport,
    14. Minister of Agriculture,
    15. Minister of Culture,
  83. The Prime Minister shall, during their term, receive for their services, compensation in the form of salary, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during their term
  84. The Prime Minister shall not receive during their term any other Emolument from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or any other independent entity.
  85. Before they enter on the Execution of their Office, the Prime Minister shall take the following Oath:-"I [name], do solemnly swear, as Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda, to serve in the best of my Ability to preserve and protect the Constitution of the Saint Hilda, to accomplish its ends as demanded for the Office of Prime Minister, and to further the mission to promote, defend, and advance the basis for the Rule of Law, Civil Liberties, and the Advancement of the Prosperity and Freedom for all Saint Hildans, on my life and honor."
    1. This oath shall be administered in Swedish
  86. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to assent the appointment of members of a Cabinet, composed of all the Ministers as prescribed by Law and personal advisors, to serve and assist the Prime Minister in the execution of the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  87. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to appoint Judiciaries to any High Court,
  88. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to veto any legislation brought before the Office of the Prime Minister,
  89. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to submit a Motion of No Confidence against any Minister or Member of Parliament,
  90. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,
  91. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to commission all the Officers of the Saint Hilda.
  92. There shall be an autonomous and independent Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda that shall safeguard the provisions of this Constitution and all laws made pursuant of it,
  93. The Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda shall be hereafter collectively referred to as the High Courts,
  94. The High Courts shall bound to service exclusively to the Law,
  95. Any interference with the function of the High Courts or any other organ of the Judiciary of the Saint Hilda by any entity shall be prohibited and incur liability and punishment pursuant to the Law,
  96. No decision made by the High Courts shall be altered by any entity nor should the execution of said decision be delayed,
  97. There shall be three courts that collectively and co-equally comprise the High Courts;
    1. The Court of Appeals as the highest court of appeals for all matters excluding administrative functions,
    2. The Supreme Administrative Court as the highest court of appeals for all administrative matters,
    3. The Constitutional Court as the highest court of appeals for all matters relating to the Constitution,
  98. Each of the High Courts shall be independent of the government and consist of 13 members. The members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally, serving a term of five years,
  99. The members of each of the High Courts can serve multiple consecutive terms,
  100. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  101. The High Courts shall not be dissolved except for the dissolution of the State of Saint Hilda.
  102. In order to vote in any Election in the Saint Hilda, one must;
    1. Be at least Seventeen Years of Age,
    2. Be a Citizen of the Saint Hilda,
  103. An Electoral Commission shall be established in order to propose for adoption by the Parliament an electoral and political parties’ law that is consistent with this Constitution,
  104. The Commission shall be authorized to conduct studies, publish reports, and provide guidance and recommendations to the Assembly regarding the status and effectiveness of the existing electoral and party systems, as well as the need for their reform,
  105. The Commission shall be independent of the government and consist of 30 members. The members shall be appointed by the Assembly serving a term of five years,
  106. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  107. The members Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally,
  108. The Election Commission shall be a permanent body that shall prepare, supervise, direct and verify all aspects that have to do with elections and referenda and shall declare their results,
  109. The Election Commission shall exercise its powers, functions, and duties under this section independent of any direction or interference by any authority or any person,
  110. Any person, natural or legal, may petition to the Election Commission concerning issues in the sphere of its jurisdiction. A decision of the Election Commission with respect to such a petition or complaint may be appealed to the Constitutional Court,
  111. The electoral law shall establish the rules and procedures to govern the conduct of elections, including, but not limited to, the date of the elections, requirements for voter identification and registration, and mechanisms for counting votes and resolving disputes.

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Ill attach this onto any GEA anyone has, imo this is really important for OOC functioning of the RP. A regular voting time each week can help keep activity consistent and allow parties to whip more easily, rather than holding multiple votes each week at random times.

The Bill Bill
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An act to formalize the process of submitting and passing bills

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Submitting bills
  1. When a bill has received three sponsors, it may be submitted to the Office of the of the Speaker (ooc: the Office will be a separate thread created for the purpose of organizing bills that have not yet been passed)
  2. Prior to submission, the Prime Minister may choose to designate any bills as "government bills", while the Leader of the Opposition may choose to designate any bills as "opposition bills".
  3. Upon receiving bills, the Speaker shall sort them into the bottom of their respective queues—one for government bills, one for opposition bills, and one for independent bills which have received no designation.
  4. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition may request to change the order of the bills in their respective queues.
  5. Upon a change of government, all bills in the government queue and opposition queue shall be moved to the independent queue, after which the new Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition shall be able to re-designate bills and move them back

§2 - Presenting and Voting on Bills
  1. Each week, at the Speaker's digression, he or she shall present the chamber with a total of 2 to 5 bills, depending on the size of the queues.
  2. If 5 bills are presented in a week, 3 shall be from the top of government queue, 1 from the top of the opposition queue, and 1 from the top of the independent queue. If 4 bills are presented, 2 shall be government, 1 shall be opposition, and 1 shall be independent. If 3 bills are presented, 2 shall be government and 1 shall be opposition. If 2 bills are presented, 1 shall be government and 1 shall be opposition.
  3. Beginning at the Monday of the week, the Speaker shall present the first bill to the chamber, and open 24 hours of discussion on it. Once the 24 hours have concluded, they will present the next bill for 24 hours of discussion. This process will be repeated for up to five bills.
  4. The Speaker may use their digression to extend the time for discussion, if they feel more debate is needed.
  5. On the Saturday of the week, the Speaker shall open a vote lasting 24 hours on all of the bills which have been presented that week.
  6. Members may vote "aye", "nay", or abstain. If the ayes are greater than the nays, the bill passes and immediately enters into effect.
§2 - Additional agenda items
[list=a][*]Following the closure of the weekly vote, the Speaker shall call parliamentary questions. Members shall have roughly 24 hours to ask questions of the Prime Minister and cabinet ministers until the first bill of the next week is presented.

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Tag gonna go and draft or post a bill later in the future and maybe comment on something
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Postby Roosevetania » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:36 pm

Dormill and Stiura wrote:
The Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Maikel De Cloet
Sponsors: Viktoria Ljungstrand, Anders Kaj Ehnström, Hugo Inquist



For Establishing the Government of Saint Hilda and all its necessary functions

Very, very good. Could use some articles to separate. Maybe I'm too critical, but here we go.
I believe there are several places where it reads "statues." I guess it should be "statutes"?
The State of Saint Hilda shall be a democratic and social republic...The State of Saint Hilda shall be officially referred to as; “Republiken Saint Hilda” in Swedish

Isn't "Republic" usually reserved for nations without a monarch?
That this article shall not be amended to rescind Swedish as the Language of the State of Saint Hilda

It seems like we shouldn't be setting a precedent where we're left with laws we can't change.
Excluding those born from illegal conception except when permitted by the mother

Am I reading it correctly that children conceived of rape will not be granted citizenship?
Parliament shall be elected for terms of five years

How long OOC?
Parliament shall have the power to establish the rules on its proceedings

Parliament shall only have the power to expel its members on the consensus of a supermajority of its members

These two appear to conflict. It gives Parliament the freedom to make its own rules, then sets a rule for Parliament.
The Members of Parliament shall, for the time they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment by any authority

Really? In many states of the US, stealing $500 is a misdemeanor. Would MPs get away with this?
Parliament shall have the authority to assent any appointment to Office made by the Prime Minister

Does this mean we'll have to confirm all the Cabinet nominees? We did this in the NSG Senate in Fernao, it took up a ton of time.
The Authority to define and punish crimes against international law

Is this not the job of supranational bodies, such as the ICC?
Parliament shall consist of representatives from constituencies that contain no less than 95,400 citizens and no greater than 500,000 citizens

This seems high, seeing as we've decided our population is in six digits. Are we to assume, based on the next clause, that MPs will be sharing constituencies?
In order to do business, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than half plus one,
In order to do business with respect to any affairs regarding monetary policy, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than a supermajority of members,
In order to hear debates, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than one-quarter of members,

I assume this is purely IC, seeing as quorums are hard to enforce here?
The Speaker shall be elected from a majority of their peers by private vote at the commencement of each session of Parliament
The Speaker shall only serve their position if they command the confidence of a supermajority of their peers,
If in the event the Speaker fails to command the confidence of their peers, they can be replaced with a suitable candidate elected from a supermajority of their peers by private vote,

I'd suggest instant runoff voting/ranked choice voting to ensure a majority in the case of more than 2 candidates. Also, do they need a majority or a supermajority? It appears to say both. And in the event that the Speaker's election is divided in a partisan way, a supermajority may be undoable. And all votes here would be not private (unless that rule is purely IC).
Parliament shall establish committees for the;
Ministry of State,
Ministry of the Treasury,
Ministry of Business, Commerce, and Trade,
Ministry of Labour,
Ministry of Agriculture,
Ministry of Culture,
Ministry of Defense,
Ministry of Justice,
Ministry of Public Safety,
Ministry of Education,
Ministry of Health,
Ministry of the Interior,
Ministry of Transport,

I might rather leave the number and type of ministers up to the PM, as this many may strain our numbers. My thoughts are the same for the list in Clause 82.
The sitting Speaker of Parliament and the Official Representative of the Swedish Monarchy shall serve alongside the Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda as Heads of Government and ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister,

This doesn't make much sense to me. I think the Governor-General should be HoS and the PM should be HoG.
All ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister shall be accompanied by a deputy officer

I'd echo Merizoc's thoughts on this one.
The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to veto any legislation brought before the Office of the Prime Minister

This gets a little too far into Presidential territory for me. I think this should be left up to the Parliament, maybe with assent from the Governor-General.
The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to submit a Motion of No Confidence against any Minister or Member of Parliament

Shouldn't the Ministers serve at the PM's pleasure?
Each of the High Courts shall be independent of the government and consist of 13 members. The members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally, serving a term of five years

What does it mean that they'll be appointed by the two equally? A nomination/confirmation situation? And if so, my thoughts about that are the same as before.

Other than these "few" points, it's truly a great bill and if my concerns are addressed you can count on my support!
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-snip-

Henry walks in, sipping some nice green tea, until he sees the bill and pulls Heinz over to the side, where nobody could hear him angrily yell...
"WHAT IN BLAZES ARE YOU DOING, MAN?!" He yells violently, almost slapping Heinz.

"DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT NEOCOLONIALISM IS?! WE ALREADY HAVE THEM AS SLAVES, BUT DON'T TELL ANYONE! ALSO, WHAT THE HELL IS AN ARYAN? AREN'T THEY THE INDIAN PEOPLE?!" After ranting angrily and making some incoherent noise, Henry took a breath.

"Look, Heinz, seriously. I want slaves about as much as everyone else, but come on. Also...HOW DARE YOU!" Henry attacked Heinz, pushing him up against the wall and slapping him right in his face.

"IF YOU DARE NATIONALISE MY COMPANY, I WILL BURN YOUR HOUSE, KILL YOUR FAMILY AND HANG YOU LIMB FROM LIMB, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!"


Heinz sat at his desk as Henry charged in. Calmly sipping his cream coffee, he watched impassively as Senator Wallstone began his passionate rant.
"Calm down, bud. You miss all the shots we don't take. My constituency is in an uproar over the racial and economic status quo present on this godforsaken home of mine, especially with the refugees we're supposed to take in from the mother country and from Maduro's collapsing petrostate."

Frowning now, he looked down on his dress shirt, which had been slightly splashed by the cream when the Senator had pulled him aside. "Oh brother. Look at what my shirt looks like now, bud. Besides, I can always withdraw that piece of legislature, but also edit it too. You may be my nominal superior, but we're going to have to work together if Fascism has any chance of thriving on Saint Hil-"

Heinz slammed into the wainscoted wall behind his desk with a massive thud. Fully awake now (and angry, too), he grabbed the apoplectic man by the lapels, hanging on even as Senator Wallstone hit him across the face, again and again, leaving behind a very noticeable red outline on his right cheek.
"SHUT UP! OF COURSE THE [slur for black people, slur for gays] ARE OUR SLAVES! I WAS JUST GOING TO TAKE THE FINAL LEAP AND MAKE IT OFFICIAL, YOU UPPITY-*** [slur for black people]! LEMME DO MY GODDAMN WORK AND GO WORRY ABOUT ACTUALLY BRINGING MORE MPS INTO THE FOLD!"

Another slap. Again.

Heinz was furious now, and began verbally whaling on the man. "OF COURSE I DIDN'T MEAN INDIANS WHEN I SAID ARYAN! WE'RE GOING TO KILL THEM ALL IF OUR PARTY HAS IT OUR WAY! IF YOU WANT MORE HUMAN CHATTEL WORKING ON YOUR GODDAMN AGRICULTURAL SWEATSHOP, GO DIDDLE YOUR OWN SLAVES, KID! LEARN SOME DISCRETION TOO! THE HALLS ARE FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH GUARDS, [slur for black people], and worse, [slur for black people] GUARDS!" He began foaming at the mouth, and spittle flew all over the other man's suit.

Vitriolically, he yelled at the Senator, although he was beginning to calm down. His hoarse voice winded down, but the embers in his eyes didn't die out. He sighed in defeat. "I shoulda fed you to the [slur for black people] sitting in Parliament while I had the chance. You're a tough nut to crack, and a harder one to argue with."

Calming down completely now, Heinz Buckliger stared the man in the eyes, riveting him to the spot for the moment. "And you said that you didn't want your business nationalized? When we control the government, it'll make no difference as to whether that business is in your name or the government's. They'll practically be the same thing." Putting on his blazer from the back of his chair, he swung it onto his shoulders and began walking out. "Excuse me; I'll be late to the Senate session today." He cracked a grin, and turned back at the door to speak to Senator Wallstone one last time.

"And if you really want to kill me-"

He spat into the trashcan, and growled, his face turning into a hard, stony mug.

"-I'll be right here."

His soles clicked on the marble floor as he walked away.

Clack.
Clack.
Clack.

Heinz sighed. He put in his earbuds and scrolled through his Spotify playlist. His eyebrows scrunched together until he found the perfect song for his morning. He smiled, and headed to the Senate chambers.

However, his headphone jack wasn't pressed in all the way, so everyone could hear what he was listening to. Apparently Biggie was a favorite of his.
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Sponsoring Merizoc’s Bill Bill and Dormill and Stiura’s proposed Constitution.
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Postby Merni » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:18 am

I, Anna Nilsson, PLP, sponsor Dormill and Stiura's draft constitution.
Despite having submitted a draft of rules of procedure earlier myself, (see the second post on page 1 this thread) I also sponsor Merizoc's Bill Bill.
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Postby East Meranopirus » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:01 am

I would like to sponsor Merni's Parliament (Rules of Procedure) Bill.

I do not support the Bill Bill put forward by Merizoc because I think it needlessly complicates things by having three separate queues and a quota.

I like the Constitution draft presented by Dormill and Stiura, but my one objection to it is that I prefer the Constitution not to require certain ministries to be established. I would prefer it left up to the Prime Minister. Of course, most of the time the ministries will be the same, and ruled by convention. Related to that, I think the line of succession is unnecessary. Usually in Parliamentary systems, when a Prime Minister leaves office he's succeeded by the Deputy PM while the party votes on a new leader. Even if the Deputy PM is unavailable, the party can use their own rules to choose the next most senior member as caretaker PM.
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Postby Zaporizhian Host » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:14 am

I agree with Roose's concerns. To list mine:

Article 1, section 6, clause 1 and 3: The People through a supermajority consensus by referendum and Any following legally assembled Convention of all Saint Hilda and her Territories that represent a supermajority of the People.
So if a referendum on the constitution would occur, the changes would only be "Permit[ted]" if a supermajority consensus voted in favor of doing so? This should probably be defined. Give me some good lawyers and I'll argue that the 52% who voted for Brexit represent a supermajority consensus. It seems broad, that's all!
Article 2: The State of Saint Hilda shall be a democratic and social republic
We're not becoming a Republic right? "Democratic and Social State" maybe? Also I don't know what social means in this context but I would assume it is taken from an existing constitution so seems good.

Articles 3 and 4: Why should we have an official language? All apps in the database seem to conclude that there's a lot of diversity and I'm thinking that Swedish might not be the Lingua Franca so maybe English too? Idk I just feel like English should at least be a recognized national language.

Article 5: Since we're not becoming a Republic with this constitution we should have a formal name that doesn't include "Republiken". Also it's Sankta Hilda in Swedish if we want to have a formal Swedish name.
Article 18: Parliament shall assemble on the 10th day of January following its election, or at the orders of the Swedish Monarch or their representatives
I think the latter part of this should be scrapped. The Swedish Monarch has no such authority in Sweden and should have no political power on Saint Hilda.
Article 23: Parliament shall have the power, through a supermajority consensus, rescind any part of the mentioned journal under the understanding that such parts need to remain secret,
^^Maybe supermajority consensus should be defined too
Article 40: The Authority to override a veto from the executive through a supermajority consensus,
As mentioned before the veto power is very powerful and presidential and I don't really think a PM who is a sitting MP should have the power to override the decision of that parliament they are voting with. If a PM vetoes legislation, and is overriden by the good ol' supermajority consensus, they clearly don't not have the confidence of parliament to continue. I say scrap the veto!

Article 54: This was previously mentioned. To make it easier maybe scrap the whole article as we don't really know the exact population and new members might join that will ruin this part of the constitution. I still think the idea is that the population of Saint Hilda is in the lower six digits.

Article 68: It's good to have a line of succession. I don't think the constitution should decide the ministries, the PM should and they should vary with each government, as should the ministers. Speaker and Deputy speaker being in direct line to the prime ministership is good but it won't be as vital a position as in a Presidential state where power isn't derived from parliament only.
Article 75: The sitting Speaker of Parliament and the Official Representative of the Swedish Monarchy shall serve alongside the Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda as Heads of Government and ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister,
They should probably be heads of state? The PM is the head of govt., monarch and representative of the monarch is the head of state. Speaker probably shouldn't be either, alternatively a co-head of state.
Article 76: Yeah probably scrap that considering our number of players.
Article 88: As previously stated, screw the veto please.
Article 89: The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to submit a Motion of No Confidence against any Minister or Member of Parliament,
This was also previously commented on. I think the PM should have the full authority to hire and fire their Ministers, no confirmation hearings, parliamentary cabinet system FTW. The PM should definitely not be able to submit a Motion of No Confidence against an MP, why would they do that, vote out the opposition members of parliament? Imma do that.

This is my opinion, hopefully with some justification that might convince others. I want a constitution passed as much as the other player but I want it to be good and coherent! Feels a bit mixed with presidential and parliamentary systems atm in some sections.
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Dormill and Stiura wrote:-Snip-

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Postby Mersdon » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:50 am

I support Merizoc's draft bill. It looks complex enough to be engaging but not so much as to be redundant and dry.
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Dormill and Stiura wrote:Finally have a proper Constitution ready for proposing.

Edit: Modified to respond to raised concerns. This has addressed all the concerns I could clear up.

The Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Maikel De Cloet
Sponsors: Viktoria Ljungstrand, Anders Kaj Ehnström, Hugo Inquist, Sven Sköldsvik, Anna Nilsson, Lisa Forss



For Establishing the Government of Saint Hilda and all its necessary functions

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



  1. We, the members of this Parliament, In Full Capacity representing the people and Saint Hilda and the Kingdom of Sweden, with the intent establishing our democratic system of governance, enshrining the Inherent Rights of all peoples, and guarding the future prosperity for all Saint Hildan people, hereby:
    1. Proclaim this document to be the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda,
    2. Declare that this Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the State of Saint Hilda,
      1. That all laws and statutes shall be made pursuant exclusively to this Constitution,
      2. That any law and statute deemed to be made inconsistent to this Constitution shall be rendered void,
    3. Proclaim that this Constitution expresses the will of the people represented in this Convention, such that;
      1. The State of Saint Hilda shall adhere to accepted international law, convention, and statute,
      2. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect the will of the people to act in a fair and free manner in accordance with laws passed by themselves or through their representatives,
      3. The State of Saint Hilda shall respect and maintain the UN Declaration on Human Rights
    4. Declare that no single group defined by common language, ethnicity, religion, creed, or other such determiners shall be seen as the basis of the Saint Hildan Identity;
      1. That all citizens shall be seen as equals under the law in all territories of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. That all citizens shall be representatives of the State of Saint Hilda to the international community,
    5. Permit that this Constitution may be amended to include, remove, or clarify any statute or statement by;
      1. The People through a two-thirds supermajority consensus by referendum,
      2. The Judiciary through a unanimous consensus at the request of Parliament or the People,
      3. Any following legally assembled Convention of all Saint Hilda and her Territories that represent a two-thirds supermajority of the People.
  2. The State of Saint Hilda shall be a democratic and social republic under dominion of the Swedish Crown
  3. The State of Saint Hilda shall be officially referred to as “The State of Saint Hilda”, and any derivative translations,
  4. The State of Saint Hilda can be referred to as “Saint Hilda” or any other such derivatives in an informal context,
  5. The National Emblem, Anthem, and Maxim, of the State of Saint Hilda shall be determined by law,
  6. The State of Saint Hilda shall be guided by the principles of;
    1. The UN Declaration on Human Rights,
    2. International Brotherhood,
  7. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide citizenship to;
    1. Any present Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of Saint Hilda at the adoption of this Constitution,
    2. Any child;
      1. Born within the legally defined territory of the State of Saint Hilda following the accession of this Constitution;
        1. Excluding those born of foreign dignitaries or other parents legally registered as foreign agents within the State of Saint Hilda,
        2. Excluding those born of parents with conflicting citizenship except where the parents declare their child shall be a Citizen,
        3. Excluding those born of parents who have renounced their citizenship by action or declaration,
        4. Excluding those born of any parent conducting operations against the integrity of the State of Saint Hilda at home or abroad,
        5. Excluding those born of parents that are citizens of a country that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of citizenship by action or declaration by the parents,
        6. Excluding those born of parents that are members of or affiliates with organizations that are considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda except for the renouncement of membership or affiliation by the parents
      2. Born to a Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of any territory of Saint Hilda,
      3. That can trace an immediate ancestry within three generations to Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents,
    3. Any Permanent Legal Resident, following a five year period after receiving such status, who shall pass a legal examination that proves;
      1. A fundamental understanding of their rights and responsibilities,
      2. A fundamental understanding of the history of the State of Saint Hilda,
      3. A fundamental understanding of Saint Hildan culture,
      4. A fundamental mastery of any national language of Saint Hilda as determined by law,
      5. A fundamental understanding of the legal system of the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. Any person, following the passing of the mentioned legal examination that then takes the following oath;
      1. “I, [name], do hereby proclaim in a stable mind and body, and in good faith to my fellow man freely and without reservations or purpose of evasion, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on the behalf of Saint Hilda when required by law, and perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and any other necessary task as required by law, under penalty of perjury and the revocation of my citizenship.”,
    5. Any person who legally joins the Armed Forces of the State of Saint Hilda, and completes the requisite training and mentioned examination, and takes the mentioned oath,
  8. The State of Saint Hilda shall provide Permanent Legal Residency to;
    1. Any person that, after prior residing or working in the State of Saint Hilda for a period of five years, provides a request to such effect,
    2. Any person that marries, or otherwise enters into a legal cohabitating relationship with, a Citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Any person that, following the revocation of their original citizenship by action or declaration, provides a request to such effect,
    4. Any person, who is defined as a refugee, declares their intention to remain in the State of Saint Hilda before their status as a refugee is ceased, and provides a request to such effect,
  9. The State of Saint Hilda shall reserve the right to revoke Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency through either;
    1. Any action considered to be revocation, which is considered in a court of law to be but not limited to;
      1. Abandoning any military post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      2. Abandoning any civil post of which they were legally ordered to maintain,
      3. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Treason against the State of Saint Hilda,
      4. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Terrorism against the State of Saint Hilda,
      5. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud against the State of Saint Hilda by way of illegally attaining or attempting to attain Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency,
      6. Committing or Conspiring to Commit an act of Fraud by way of illegally conferring or attempting to confer Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency to any person,
      7. Becoming a Citizen of a country considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      8. Becoming a member of or affiliating with an organization that is considered an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
      9. Acting as an illegal foreign agent from another country,
    2. A declaration of revocation by way of;
      1. A sworn statement before an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda,
      2. An affidavit delivered to an Ambassador of the State of Saint Hilda or Consul-General of the State of Saint Hilda or other relevant officers.
  10. The power and responsibility of the Legislature of the State of Saint Hilda shall be vested in “Parliament”,
  11. The Members of Parliament shall be elected in general, direct, free, and secret elections,
  12. The Members of Parliament, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the following qualifications,
    1. Be at least twenty years of age,
    2. Be a citizen of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. Be a legal resident of the constituency they shall represent,
    4. Has resided in the State of Saint Hilda for a minimum of ten consecutive years,
    5. Shall not hold any other office in the State of Saint Hilda,
  13. Parliament shall be elected for terms of five years (OOC, 5 Months, each month represents a Year),
  14. The terms of Parliament shall end when a new term begins,
  15. Elections for Parliament shall always be held on the first Monday of October of every fifth year following the establishment of the legal force of this Constitution,
  16. Parliament shall assemble on the 10th day of January following its election, or at the behest of the executive if such a need is made clear,
  17. Parliament shall have the power to establish the rules on its proceedings,
  18. Parliament shall have the power to establish the schedule of its sessions;
    1. The schedule of Parliament must at least arrange for the attendance of Parliament for no less than nine months out of every year during its term,
  19. Parliament shall have the power to establish punishments for disorderly conduct on any of its members;
  20. Parliament shall keep a journal of its proceedings which shall be published at the conclusion of the final session of the year,
  21. Parliament shall have the power, through a two-thirds supermajority consensus, rescind any part of the mentioned journal under the understanding that such parts need to remain secret,
  22. Parliament shall have the power to be the judge of the elections, qualification, and returns of its members,
  23. Parliament shall have the power to compel the attendance of any absent members in any such manner and under any such penalties as it shall provide within reasonable limits,
  24. The members of Parliament shall be compensated for their services a salary ascertained by Law and paid out by the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda,
  25. In the event of that Parliament is unable to apportion requisite funding for half of the government services, or any ministry of the State of Saint Hilda, their compensation shall be withheld by the Treasury to be reissued once appropriations have been reinstated,
  26. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment by any authority,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if they commit or conspire to commit an act of;
      1. Treason,
      2. Terrorism,
      3. Fraud,
      4. Breach of the Peace,
      5. Theft of any kind,
      6. Or any other such felony,
  27. The Members of Parliament shall, for the time that they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment for any speech,
    1. The Members of Parliament shall not be conferred this privilege if such speech can be shown to be a catalyst or call for violence or hate against any person or group except against an Enemy of the State of Saint Hilda,
  28. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not be appointed to any other civil office under any authority,
  29. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not have their emoluments be increased during the term,
  30. The Members of Parliament for the time they shall serve shall not receive any other emoluments from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or other entity,
  31. Parliament shall not draw any money from the Treasury of the State of Saint Hilda but in consequence of appropriations made by law,
  32. Parliament shall be compelled to attach a statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money with the mentioned journal,
  33. Parliament shall have the authority establish, maintain, manage, and disband all ministries of the State of Saint Hilda,
  34. Parliament shall have the authority to sign and ratify any international treaty presented to the State of Saint Hilda
  35. Parliament shall have the authority to withdraw the State of Saint Hilda from any international treaty, agreement, or organization,
  36. Parliament shall have the authority to control the revenue of the nation, including;
    1. The Authority to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, excises,
    2. The Authority to borrow money on the credit of the State of Saint Hilda,
    3. The Authority to pay the debts incurred by the State of Saint Hilda,
    4. The Authority to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the State of Saint Hilda,
    5. The Authority to regulate commerce both between foreign nations and within Saint Hilda,
    6. The Authority to establish a uniform rule of naturalization,
    7. The Authority to establish uniform laws on bankruptcies throughout the State of Saint Hilda,
    8. The Authority to coin and print the money of the State of Saint Hilda
    9. The Authority to regulate the value of both domestic and foreign currency,
    10. The Authority to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting securities, coin, or other currency of the State of Saint Hilda,
    11. The Authority to fix the standard weights and measures of the State of Saint Hilda,
    12. The Authority to establish post offices and post roads,
    13. The Authority to establish uniform laws on copyright and fair use,
  37. The Authority to commence and prosecute the process of Motions of No Confidence against any official in the government of the State of Saint Hilda,
  38. The Authority to define and punish piracy and other felonies committed on the high seas,
  39. The Authority to define and punish crimes against international law,
  40. The Authority to raise and support an Army for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  41. The Authority to raise and support a Navy for the general defense of the State of Saint Hilda, ships in the service of the State of Saint Hilda, the seaways of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and to defend the interests of the State of Saint Hilda abroad,
  42. The Authority to raise other military forces necessary for the defense of the State of Saint Hilda, its allies, and its interests abroad,
  43. The Authority to declare war and peace,
  44. The Authority to grant letters of Marque and Reprisal,
  45. The Authority to establish rules concerning captures on Land and Sea,
  46. The Authority to establish institutions for the advancement of scientific endeavors at land, sea, or in space,
  47. The Authority to establish by law the regulations of all military forces under the command of the State of Saint Hilda,
  48. The Authority to establish all laws, statutes, and declarations necessary and proper to the execution of any and all constitutional duties laid before Parliament,
  49. Parliament shall consist of one chamber,
  50. Parliament shall consist of representatives from constituencies that contain an even distribution of citizens,
  51. The boundaries of the constituencies that compose the Parliament shall only be modified by Parliament following a Census,
  52. Parliament shall consist of representatives of all Saint Hilda,
  53. There shall be as many Members of Parliament as is necessary to remain within the bounds of Article 50
  54. In order to do business, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than half plus one of its members,
  55. In order to do business with respect to any affairs regarding monetary policy, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than a supermajority of members,
  56. In order to hear debates, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than one-quarter of members,
  57. Parliament will be presided over by a Speaker,
  58. The Speaker shall be elected from their peers by chamber vote at the commencement of each session of Parliament,
  59. Parliament shall set the rules and qualifications for the election of a Prime Minister,
  60. The Speaker shall only serve their position if they command the confidence of their peers,
  61. If in the event the Speaker fails to command the confidence of their peers, they can be replaced with a suitable candidate elected in the process established by Parliament,
  62. All Members of Parliament shall be conferred the honorific “Honorable” upon their joining of Parliament,
  63. All Ministers of the State of Saint Hilda shall be conferred the honorific “Right Honorable” upon their appointment
  64. There shall be a Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda,
  65. The Prime Minister of the Saint Hilda shall be the Chief Executive of the State of Saint Hilda,
  66. The Prime Minister shall serve as a Head of Government of Saint Hilda,
  67. The Swedish Crown, and its representative in Saint Hilda, shall serve as Head of State of the Government of Saint Hilda
  68. There shall be an Office of the Prime Minister which shall be the official Government office which in the Prime Minister serves as its Chairperson,
  69. All ranking members of the Office of the Prime Minister shall be accompanied by a deputy officer,
  70. The Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Hilda is henceforth tasked with embodying the core tenants of this Constitution and serve as the premier image of the Saint Hilda wherever it may be needed as the Head of State,
  71. The Office of the Prime Minister shall be free from partisan conflict, corporate interests, and other aspects that would otherwise derail the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister as mentioned.
  72. The Prime Minister, at the moment they begin their term, shall meet the qualifications necessary to be elected to Parliament,
  73. The Prime Minister shall be elected at the pleasure of Parliament,
  74. The Prime Minister shall, during their term, receive for their services, compensation in the form of salary, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during their term
  75. The Prime Minister shall not receive during their term any other Emolument from the State of Saint Hilda, any foreign state, or any other independent entity.
  76. Before they enter on the Execution of their Office, the Prime Minister shall take the following Oath:-"I [name], do solemnly swear, as Prime Minister of the State of Saint Hilda, to serve in the best of my Ability to preserve and protect the Constitution of the Saint Hilda, to accomplish its ends as demanded for the Office of Prime Minister, and to further the mission to promote, defend, and advance the basis for the Rule of Law, Civil Liberties, and the Advancement of the Prosperity and Freedom for all Saint Hildans, on my life and honor."
  77. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to establish and appoint members of a Cabinet, composed of all the Ministers as prescribed by Law and personal advisors, to serve and assist the Prime Minister in the execution of the Task of the Office of the Prime Minister,
  78. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to appoint Judiciaries to any High Court,
  79. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,
  80. The Office of the Prime Minister is hereby granted the authority to commission all the Officers of the Saint Hilda.
  81. There shall be an autonomous and independent Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda that shall safeguard the provisions of this Constitution and all laws made pursuant of it,
  82. The Judiciary of the State of Saint Hilda shall be hereafter collectively referred to as the High Courts,
  83. The High Courts shall bound to service exclusively to the Law,
  84. Any interference with the function of the High Courts or any other organ of the Judiciary of the Saint Hilda by any entity shall be prohibited and incur liability and punishment pursuant to the Law,
  85. No decision made by the High Courts shall be altered by any entity nor should the execution of said decision be delayed,
  86. There shall be three courts that collectively and co-equally comprise the High Courts;
    1. The Court of Appeals as the highest court of appeals for all matters excluding administrative functions,
    2. The Supreme Administrative Court as the highest court of appeals for all administrative matters,
    3. The Constitutional Court as the highest court of appeals for all matters relating to the Constitution,
  87. Each of the High Courts shall be independent of the government and consist of 13 members. The members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally, six each, with the final member being appointed by the Swedish Crown or its Representative, serving a term of five years,
  88. The members of each of the High Courts can serve multiple consecutive terms,
  89. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  90. The High Courts shall not be dissolved except for the dissolution of the State of Saint Hilda.
  91. In order to vote in any Election in the Saint Hilda, one must;
    1. Be at least Seventeen Years of Age,
    2. Be a Citizen of the Saint Hilda,
  92. An Electoral Commission shall be established in order to propose for adoption by the Parliament an electoral and political parties’ law that is consistent with this Constitution,
  93. The Commission shall be authorized to conduct studies, publish reports, and provide guidance and recommendations to the Assembly regarding the status and effectiveness of the existing electoral and party systems, as well as the need for their reform,
  94. The Commission shall be independent of the government and consist of 30 members. The members shall be appointed by the Assembly serving a term of five years,
  95. In determining the membership on the Commission, efforts will be made to account for the geography, gender, and diversity of opinions and interests of the people,
  96. The members Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the Prime Minister and Parliament equally,
  97. The Election Commission shall be a permanent body that shall prepare, supervise, direct and verify all aspects that have to do with elections and referenda and shall declare their results,
  98. The Election Commission shall exercise its powers, functions, and duties under this section independent of any direction or interference by any authority or any person,
  99. Any person, natural or legal, may petition to the Election Commission concerning issues in the sphere of its jurisdiction. A decision of the Election Commission with respect to such a petition or complaint may be appealed to the Constitutional Court,
  100. The electoral law shall establish the rules and procedures to govern the conduct of elections, including, but not limited to, the date of the elections, requirements for voter identification and registration, and mechanisms for counting votes and resolving disputes.

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Postby Agarntrop » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:15 am

James Penta MP has drafted his first proposed bill:

Narcotics Act 2019
Author: James Penta
Sponsors: Henry John Wallstone Sr. DBA PhD



For the protection of the citizens of the State of St Hilda from the detrimental effects of narcotics

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Repeal of Swedish Law
  1. The Parliament hereby repeals the Act on the Penal Law of Narcotics 1968 as passed in Swedish Law inherited by the State of Saint Hilda following independence
  2. The Parliament hereby declares the following act as intended to superseed the Penal Law of Narcotics 1968 (as passed in Swedish Law inherited by the State of Saint Hilda following independence)

§2 - Class A Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances shall be listed as Class A Prohibited Narcotics: Cocaine, Opiates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, Benzodiazepines and Methamphetamine
  2. The sale of Class A Prohibited Narcotics shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class A Prohibited Narcotics to adults shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 10 years
  4. The punishment for the sale of Class A Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 25 years, or imprisonment for life

§3 - Class B Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances are listed as Class B Prohibited Narcotics: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, Ketamine, Methoxetamine, Phencyclidine, Dextromethorphan,
    Synthetic Cannabis and Amphetamine
  2. The sale of Class B Prohibited Narcotics shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class B Prohibited Narcotics to adults shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 5 years
  4. The punishment for the sale of Class B Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 15 years

§4 - Class C Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances shall be listed as Class C Prohibited Narcotics: Mescaline, Psilocybin, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Ayahuasca, Iboga and Dimethyltryptamine
  2. The sale of Class C Prohibited Narcotics shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class C Prohibited Narcotics to adults shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 2 years
  4. The punishment for the sale of Class C Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 10 years

§5 - Class D Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances shall be listed as Class D Prohibited Narcotics: Alcohol, Tobacco and Cannabis
  2. The sale of Class D Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class D Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be a fine that does not exceed 60,000 Kr

    §6 - The Sale of Prohibited Narcotics to Medical Establishments

    1. The sale of any prohibited narcotics listed in §2, §3, §4 and §5 to a licensed medical establishment shall not be illegal

    §7 - The Use of Prohibited Narcotics
    1. The use of any prohibited narcotic as listed in §2, §3, §4 and §5 by itself shall not be a criminal offence, although law enforcement have the authority to order that anyone caught using prohibited narcotics (as listed in §2, §3, §4 and §5) must attend rehabilitation services
    2. If this order is disobeyed, then it is a criminal offence
    3. The punishment for not attending narcotics rehabilitation as ordered by law enforcement shall be a fine not exceeding 100,000 Kr or 100 hours of penal labour
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Postby Roosevetania » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:30 pm

Dormill and Stiura wrote:
The Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Maikel De Cloet
Sponsors: Viktoria Ljungstrand, Anders Kaj Ehnström, Hugo Inquist



For Establishing the Government of Saint Hilda and all its necessary functions

Parliament shall be elected for terms of five years (OOC, 5 Months, each month represents a Year)

This seems a little long. We don't know where we'll be in five months, I'd suggest 2-3 months.
The Members of Parliament shall, for the time they shall be in attendance, be conferred privilege from arrest or indictment by any authority

I was more concerned about this, but after research this seems pretty kosher.
In order to do business, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than half plus one of its members,
In order to do business with respect to any affairs regarding monetary policy, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than a supermajority of members,
In order to hear debates, Parliament must reach a quorum of no less than one-quarter of members,

My concern is the same as before, quorums are hard to enforce or measure OOC.

Regardless of these, I believe my previous concerns have been pretty thoroughly addressed. Sponsor, Alexander Norberg, NPP.
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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:37 pm

Agarntrop wrote:snip


“We should outlaw all non-authorised substances to prevent the rise of New Psychedelic Substances in our communities. But you can count me in as a sponsor.”

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Postby Rebels and Saints » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:42 pm

Agarntrop wrote:James Penta MP has drafted his first proposed bill:

Narcotics Act 2019
Author: James Penta


For the protection of the citizens of the State of St Hilda from the detrimental effects of narcotics

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Repeal of Swedish Law
  1. The Parliament hereby repeals the Act on the Penal Law of Narcotics 1968 as passed in Swedish Law inherited by the State of Saint Hilda following independence
  2. The Parliament hereby declares the following act as intended to superseed the Penal Law of Narcotics 1968 (as passed in Swedish Law inherited by the State of Saint Hilda following independence)

§2 - Class A Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances shall be listed as Class A Prohibited Narcotics: Cocaine, Opiates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, Benzodiazepines and Methamphetamine
  2. The sale of Class A Prohibited Narcotics shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class A Prohibited Narcotics to adults shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 10 years
  4. The punishment for the sale of Class A Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 25 years, or imprisonment for life

§3 - Class B Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances are listed as Class B Prohibited Narcotics: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, Ketamine, Methoxetamine, Phencyclidine, Dextromethorphan,
    Synthetic Cannabis and Amphetamine
  2. The sale of Class B Prohibited Narcotics shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class B Prohibited Narcotics to adults shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 5 years
  4. The punishment for the sale of Class B Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 15 years

§4 - Class C Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances shall be listed as Class C Prohibited Narcotics: Mescaline, Psilocybin, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Ayahuasca, Iboga and Dimethyltryptamine
  2. The sale of Class C Prohibited Narcotics shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class C Prohibited Narcotics to adults shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 2 years
  4. The punishment for the sale of Class C Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be imprisonment that does not exceed 10 years

§5 - Class D Prohibited Narcotics
  1. The following substances shall be listed as Class D Prohibited Narcotics: Alcohol, Tobacco and Cannabis
  2. The sale of Class D Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be a criminal offence
  3. The punishment for the sale of Class D Prohibited Narcotics to minors shall be a fine that does not exceed 60,000 Kr

    §6 - The Sale of Prohibited Narcotics to Medical Establishments

    1. The sale of any prohibited narcotics listed in §2, §3, §4 and §5 to a licensed medical establishment shall not be illegal

    §7 - The Use of Prohibited Narcotics
    1. The use of any prohibited narcotic as listed in §2, §3, §4 and §5 by itself shall not be a criminal offence, although law enforcement have the authority to order that anyone caught using prohibited narcotics (as listed in §2, §3, §4 and §5) must attend rehabilitation services
    2. If this order is disobeyed, then it is a criminal offence
    3. The punishment for not attending narcotics rehabilitation as ordered by law enforcement shall be a fine not exceeding 100,000 Kr or 100 hours of penal labour


Lance is going to take a very firm stance against this.
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Postby Agarntrop » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:07 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:snip


“We should outlaw all non-authorised substances to prevent the rise of New Psychedelic Substances in our communities. But you can count me in as a sponsor.”

Ooc: What's your senator's name?
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