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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:46 am
by Martune
Kowani wrote:
Martune wrote:Bills that don't have at least 2 sponsors aren't going to be brought to the chamber

I had sponsors back in the Office thread. Should I go find them again and link the posts for proof?
Well, it’s locked, so I can’t quote them…I’ll just screenshot and circle.

No just edit those sponsors into the bill you submitted

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:48 am
by Kowani
Martune wrote:
Kowani wrote:I had sponsors back in the Office thread. Should I go find them again and link the posts for proof?
Well, it’s locked, so I can’t quote them…I’ll just screenshot and circle.

No just edit those sponsors into the bill you submitted

Okay.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:12 pm
by The Archipelago Territory
I’ll bring amendments to the table on the legislative bill and we can go there

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:20 pm
by East Meranopirus
The Archipelago Territory wrote:I’ll bring amendments to the table on the legislative bill and we can go there

What's "the legislative bill"?

Also, question to the Speaker, can bills be amended by the author after submission?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:00 pm
by Martune
East Meranopirus wrote:
The Archipelago Territory wrote:I’ll bring amendments to the table on the legislative bill and we can go there

What's "the legislative bill"?

Also, question to the Speaker, can bills be amended by the author after submission?

Seeing as how I set the precedent that you can't just change a bill once it's brought to a reading, no.

But if it would be ok with the community, I can add an extra motion that would table an amendment for us to vote on before the bill is voted on ut totum

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:17 pm
by Roosevetania
Hello, everyone. I would like to first sincerely apologize for being relatively inactive for the past week or two. I have been busy this summer, but I assure you that this RP is important to me and I am committed to participating and administering it.
I also noticed some things that happened. I would like to remind everyone to stay calm and try not to get into small disagreements. Two good Speakers quit over these and it's important to remember that this is a fun, chill RP not for conflict.
In addition, it seems that there's been an uptick in OOC posts in IC threads. I will remind y'all that these are to be kept to an absolute minimum and should not be clogging the threads. Most of the time, take it to telegrams or Discord.
Finally, I apologize for the lack of OP updates. I update it when I can, but it seems I am often the only one.
Mersdon wrote:Wow.
I was away for like, two weeks, and now I'm totally lost. Can anyone please fill me in on what just happened?

Welcome back! I'm not sure when you were last active, so I'll start with the passage of our Constitution, which established our parliamentary system. A coalition of liberals and the left nominated a candidate for Prime Minister, but failed. A coalition of the NPP, FPP, CPC, SHAPC, and C-P put forward another candidate and won. They are now in Government. Part of securing the C-P's votes was the right supporting the compromise Rational Taxation Scheme Act, which left everyone unhappy but voting aye. We had an RP'ed election for Commissioner (Mayor) of St. Hilda's capital, Fort Ulrika. The SHAPC candidate won. In the meantime, two speakers quit and Martune is now the independent Speaker. That's about it, let me know if I forgot anything.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:30 pm
by Vienna Eliot
Members current and prospective should note that Martune just messaged me off site, without revealing who he was, and asked me to trash the rest of the Admin team. Y’all are toxic.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:37 pm
by Martune
Vienna Eliot wrote:Members current and prospective should note that Martune just messaged me off site, without revealing who he was, and asked me to trash the rest of the Admin team. Y’all are toxic.

Wrong, did not ask you to do anything. I entered with no ill-intent. I just simply got a real answer as to why you have a distaste for this place.

But...it was douchey of me to jump in your discord like that. I was bored, wanted something to do. I probably could've done something better.

I apologize to you. And our community here.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:23 am
by Mersdon
Roosevetania wrote:Hello, everyone. I would like to first sincerely apologize for being relatively inactive for the past week or two. I have been busy this summer, but I assure you that this RP is important to me and I am committed to participating and administering it.
I also noticed some things that happened. I would like to remind everyone to stay calm and try not to get into small disagreements. Two good Speakers quit over these and it's important to remember that this is a fun, chill RP not for conflict.
In addition, it seems that there's been an uptick in OOC posts in IC threads. I will remind y'all that these are to be kept to an absolute minimum and should not be clogging the threads. Most of the time, take it to telegrams or Discord.
Finally, I apologize for the lack of OP updates. I update it when I can, but it seems I am often the only one.
Mersdon wrote:Wow.
I was away for like, two weeks, and now I'm totally lost. Can anyone please fill me in on what just happened?

Welcome back! I'm not sure when you were last active, so I'll start with the passage of our Constitution, which established our parliamentary system. A coalition of liberals and the left nominated a candidate for Prime Minister, but failed. A coalition of the NPP, FPP, CPC, SHAPC, and C-P put forward another candidate and won. They are now in Government. Part of securing the C-P's votes was the right supporting the compromise Rational Taxation Scheme Act, which left everyone unhappy but voting aye. We had an RP'ed election for Commissioner (Mayor) of St. Hilda's capital, Fort Ulrika. The SHAPC candidate won. In the meantime, two speakers quit and Martune is now the independent Speaker. That's about it, let me know if I forgot anything.

Wow! Thanks!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:11 am
by The Archipelago Territory
For the salary, Why should a backbencher earn as much as a cabinet minister or the prime minister? The bill I want to make would let the PM and ministers earn more than a regular MP

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:22 am
by Martune
The Archipelago Territory wrote:For the salary, Why should a backbencher earn as much as a cabinet minister or the prime minister? The bill I want to make would let the PM and ministers earn more than a regular MP

Only because it's stated in the constitution that it's tied to the median wage.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:13 am
by Lamaredia
The Archipelago Territory wrote:For the salary, Why should a backbencher earn as much as a cabinet minister or the prime minister? The bill I want to make would let the PM and ministers earn more than a regular MP

To do that you would have to amend the constitution, since it sets the pay to median wage.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 am
by The Archipelago Territory
Lamaredia wrote:
The Archipelago Territory wrote:For the salary, Why should a backbencher earn as much as a cabinet minister or the prime minister? The bill I want to make would let the PM and ministers earn more than a regular MP

To do that you would have to amend the constitution, since it sets the pay to median wage.

I know, it’ll be an amendment. Probably bipartisan anyway.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:21 pm
by Vedastia
The Archipelago Territory wrote:
The Fair & Open Elections Act
Author: Austin Miller
Sponsors:



In order to strengthen democracy and create fair and open elections free of major foreign intervention.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Provisions
  1. No corporation that receives partial government funding, nor a government contractor shall donate money to a political candidate or organization.
  2. All businesses in Saint Hilda shall disclose their political spending.
  3. Foreign corporations shall be barred from making any political donations to candidates or organizations in Saint Hilda.

§2 - Definitions
  1. “government contractor” is defined as a privately owned organization that produces goods and/or services for the government while under a contract.
  2. “political spending” is defined as donating money to a clearly political organization or candidate or political cause which shall be defined by the courts.
  3. a “foreign corporation” is hereby defined as a corporation that is a government contractor with a foreign government, a private company solely based in another nation, a private company owned 50% or more by a foreign government, or a company which is determined to operate with a foreign government in its military or intelligence campaigns. Foreign companies that are government contractors to the government of Saint Hilda shall not be known as “foreign corporations” but still shall be barred from political spending and making political donations in accordance with section one. Companies based in Sweden or its colonies shall be exempt to this definition

§3 - Penalties
  1. The Prime Minister of Saint Hilda hereby shall be tasked with deciding which government organization shall oversee and enforce this legislation, or creating a new government organization to oversee and enforce this legislation
  2. A corporation which violates this legislation shall be charged with corporate election fraud and if found guilty by a jury shall pay a fine of between 1% and 10% of their yearly revenue as determined by a judge as well as be barred from political spending for the next 5 years.
  3. If a foreign corporation refuses to pay a fine after being ordered to do so by a judge and found guilty by a jury, they shall no longer be allowed to operate in Saint Hilda, unless the Prime Minister of parliament of Saint Hilda decide their goods are services are crucial to the proper functioning of Saint Hilda

§4 - Implementation
  1. This bill will be enacted immediately upon its passage.
  2. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.


bill.submit

I would like to sponsor.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:53 pm
by The Archipelago Territory
Vedastia wrote:
The Archipelago Territory wrote:
The Fair & Open Elections Act
Author: Austin Miller
Sponsors:



In order to strengthen democracy and create fair and open elections free of major foreign intervention.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Provisions
  1. No corporation that receives partial government funding, nor a government contractor shall donate money to a political candidate or organization.
  2. All businesses in Saint Hilda shall disclose their political spending.
  3. Foreign corporations shall be barred from making any political donations to candidates or organizations in Saint Hilda.
Thanks! I’ll respond on the IC

§2 - Definitions
  1. “government contractor” is defined as a privately owned organization that produces goods and/or services for the government while under a contract.
  2. “political spending” is defined as donating money to a clearly political organization or candidate or political cause which shall be defined by the courts.
  3. a “foreign corporation” is hereby defined as a corporation that is a government contractor with a foreign government, a private company solely based in another nation, a private company owned 50% or more by a foreign government, or a company which is determined to operate with a foreign government in its military or intelligence campaigns. Foreign companies that are government contractors to the government of Saint Hilda shall not be known as “foreign corporations” but still shall be barred from political spending and making political donations in accordance with section one. Companies based in Sweden or its colonies shall be exempt to this definition

§3 - Penalties
  1. The Prime Minister of Saint Hilda hereby shall be tasked with deciding which government organization shall oversee and enforce this legislation, or creating a new government organization to oversee and enforce this legislation
  2. A corporation which violates this legislation shall be charged with corporate election fraud and if found guilty by a jury shall pay a fine of between 1% and 10% of their yearly revenue as determined by a judge as well as be barred from political spending for the next 5 years.
  3. If a foreign corporation refuses to pay a fine after being ordered to do so by a judge and found guilty by a jury, they shall no longer be allowed to operate in Saint Hilda, unless the Prime Minister of parliament of Saint Hilda decide their goods are services are crucial to the proper functioning of Saint Hilda

§4 - Implementation
  1. This bill will be enacted immediately upon its passage.
  2. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.


bill.submit

I would like to sponsor.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:16 pm
by Martune
Please don’t quote posts with the submission tag in them

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:40 pm
by Vedastia
My mistake. I completely forgot.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:54 pm
by Katganistan
Vienna Eliot wrote:Members current and prospective should note that Martune just messaged me off site, without revealing who he was, and asked me to trash the rest of the Admin team. Y’all are toxic.


May I remind all involved:

Harassment/Griefing: Harassing/griefing a nation or region because of their words or actions is forbidden regardless - in telegrams, Regional Messageboard (RMB) posts, and on the forums.
*Accusations of misconduct that may bring real world repercussions outside of NationStates do not belong in public spaces on NationStates and will be punished as harassment. Players may post, in general terms, about factual repercussions taken in response (I.e. removal from a region or regional position), but may not go into details or link to material that does.


OP, remember: if you find players' posts to be disruptive, you may ban them from your thread.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:50 am
by Roosevetania
Merni and I have collaborated to write a bill on rules of procedure. I think it's a pretty solid, straightforward bill and would appreciate sponsors.
Standing Orders of Parliament
Authors: Alexander Norberg (NPP), Anna Nilsson (PLP)
Sponsors: James Penta (Gr), Dorgival R. Seč (SDP), Austin Miller (SHAPC), Sven Sköldsvik (R)



A bill to establish the rules of procedure of the Parliament of Saint Hilda per the Constitution of Saint Hilda

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - The Speaker and Speaker's Conference
  1. The Speaker shall preside over Parliament and shall have the authority to enforce the Standing Orders.
  2. The Speaker may appoint Deputy Speakers and a Sergeant-At-Arms.
  3. At the beginning of a Parliamentary term, nominations for Speaker shall be held for twenty-four hours. Nominees must be Members of Parliament and may nominate themselves. A nomination must acquire two seconds to be recognized.
  4. After nominations conclude, a vote shall be held. Should only one candidate meet the requirements, an aye/nay confidence vote shall be held. Should two candidates meet the requirements, an adversarial vote using first-past-the-post shall be held. Should more than two candidates meet the requirements, a vote using ranked choice voting shall be held.
  5. During nominations and voting for Speaker, one of the most senior Members [OOC: one of the admins] shall preside as Acting Speaker. The winner of the vote shall be Speaker for the remainder of the Parliamentary term.
  6. The Speaker must be politically independent and unbiased.
  7. There shall be a Speaker's Conference composed of party leaders. The Speaker shall consult with the Speaker's Conference on matters of Parliamentary proceedings.

§2 - Regulations on Behavior
  1. Members shall address their remarks to the Speaker.
  2. Members shall address all other Members, including the Speaker, appropriately and with proper titles.
  3. Members shall not:
    1. use second person pronouns.
    2. speak out of turn or interrupt other Members.
    3. needlessly obstruct the business of Parliament or interrupt voting periods unless conveying urgent information to the Speaker.
    4. use language or conduct unbecoming of an elected official.
    5. utter remarks that are, to the best of their knowledge, false.
    6. impugn the intelligence or dignity of other Members.
    7. advocate or perpetrate violent, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate activities.
  4. Should a Member violate these rules, the following disciplinary actions may be undertaken at the discretion of the Speaker:
    1. Informal warning: a warning given by the Speaker during the course of debate, with no further action.
    2. Formal warning: a warning given by the Speaker by interrupting debate and reading out the section of the rules violated.
    3. Removal from the Chamber: the Speaker temporarily removes a Member from the Chamber for a designated amount of time.
    4. Censure: another member may motion to officially condemn another member through censure. Should the motion receive five seconds, the Parliament shall vote on the censure.
    5. Expulsion: after persistent violation of the rules, the Speaker or a Member may move to expel a Member. When not proposed by the Speaker, the motion requires five seconds. Should the requirements be met, the Parliament shall vote on the motion. The Member shall be expelled if two-thirds of votes are in favor.

§3 - Points and Motions
  1. Those items designated “motions” need five Members to second the motion followed by a vote; those items designated “points” do not need either. The list is arranged from highest to lowest precedence; questions of higher precedence shall be resolved before those of lower precedence.
  2. Votes on motions may take place concurrently to any other business. Motions shall be considered adopted if a majority of votes are in favour.
  3. Motion to adjourn: That Parliament adjourn until a specified time.
  4. Point of personal privilege: To draw the attention of the Speaker to a lack of comfort, safety, audibility of the person speaking, etc.
  5. Motion to extend debate: That debate on the question at hand be extended for a specified additional duration.
  6. Motion to immediately vote: That the debate be closed and voting on the question at hand be immediately begun.
  7. Motion to close the debate: That the debate be closed and the next scheduled debate be immediately begun.
  8. Motion of no-confidence in Speaker: That Parliament has lost confidence in the Speaker to sevre.
  9. Motion to appeal the Speaker’s decision: That the Speaker's decision be put to a vote. Requires seven seconds.
  10. Motion of censure: That a Member be officially condemned by the Parliament.
  11. Point of order: To draw the Speaker’s attention to a specific violation of these rules.
  12. Point of inquiry: To clarify a point regarding these rules.
  13. Point of information: To clarify a point regarding the business at hand, or the order of business, or the queue of bills.
  14. Motion to re-order the queue: That the queue of bills be re-ordered in a specific order.

§4 - Voting
  1. No vote shall last for an amount of time less than twenty-four hours.
  2. Any clear indication of assent or dissent shall be counted as a valid vote.
  3. During votes, members shall be silent, other than when they are casting their vote or conveying urgent information to the Speaker.
  4. A majority of votes must be cast in favor for a bill or resolution to pass.

§5 - Bill Process and Parliamentary Schedule
  1. There shall be a queue for proposed bills.
  2. Proposed bills and resolutions must gain three sponsors other than the author before they enter the bill queue.
  3. The Prime Minister may designate bills in the queue as Government bills. The Leader of the Opposition, who shall be the leader of the largest political bloc not in Government, may designate bills as Opposition bills.
  4. The Speaker, in consultation with the Speaker's Conference, shall introduce no less than two and no more than five bills in one week. Each bill shall be debated for at least twenty-four hours, followed by a voting period at the end of the week on all bills of the week.
  5. Should only two bills be introduced in a week, there shall be one Government bill and one Opposition bill as is possible. Should three bills be introduced in one week, there shall be one Government bill, one Opposition bill, and one private bill as is possible. Should four bills be introduced in a week, there shall be two Government bills, one Opposition bill, and one private bill as is possible. Should five bills be introduced in a week, there shall be two Government bills, two Opposition bills, and one private bill as is possible.
  6. Every week, as far as possible, there shall be some time, not less than 24 hours, allotted as Question Time. During this time, Members may ask questions to the Prime Minister and other Ministers. Ministers shall be compelled to reply to all such questions, unless doing so would create a grave danger to national security. Sufficient time shall be given to members of the Opposition to ask questions.
  7. Other debates on various issues may be held by the Speaker in consultation with the Speaker’s Conference.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:17 am
by Agarntrop
Roosevetania wrote:Merni and I have collaborated to write a bill on rules of procedure. I think it's a pretty solid, straightforward bill and would appreciate sponsors.
Standing Orders of Parliament
Authors: Alexander Norberg (NPP), Anna Nilsson (PLP)
Sponsors:



A bill to establish the rules of procedure of the Parliament of Saint Hilda per the Constitution of Saint Hilda

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - The Speaker and Speaker's Conference
  1. The Speaker shall preside over Parliament and shall have the authority to enforce the Standing Orders.
  2. The Speaker may appoint Deputy Speakers and a Sergeant-At-Arms.
  3. At the beginning of a Parliamentary term, nominations for Speaker shall be held for twenty-four hours. Nominees must be Members of Parliament and may nominate themselves. A nomination must acquire two seconds to be recognized.
  4. After nominations conclude, a vote shall be held. Should only one candidate meet the requirements, an aye/nay confidence vote shall be held. Should two candidates meet the requirements, an adversarial vote using first-past-the-post shall be held. Should more than two candidates meet the requirements, a vote using ranked choice voting shall be held.
  5. During nominations and voting for Speaker, one of the most senior Members [OOC: one of the admins] shall preside as Acting Speaker. The winner of the vote shall be Speaker for the remainder of the Parliamentary term.
  6. The Speaker must be politically independent and unbiased.
  7. There shall be a Speaker's Conference composed of party leaders. The Speaker shall consult with the Speaker's Conference on matters of Parliamentary proceedings.

§2 - Regulations on Behavior
  1. Members shall address their remarks to the Speaker.
  2. Members shall address all other Members, including the Speaker, appropriately and with proper titles.
  3. Members shall not:
    1. use second person pronouns.
    2. speak out of turn or interrupt other Members.
    3. needlessly obstruct the business of Parliament or interrupt voting periods unless conveying urgent information to the Speaker.
    4. use language or conduct unbecoming of an elected official.
    5. utter remarks that are, to the best of their knowledge, false.
    6. impugn the intelligence or dignity of other Members.
    7. advocate or perpetrate violent, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate activities.
  4. Should a Member violate these rules, the following disciplinary actions may be undertaken at the discretion of the Speaker:
    1. Informal warning: a warning given by the Speaker during the course of debate, with no further action.
    2. Formal warning: a warning given by the Speaker by interrupting debate and reading out the section of the rules violated.
    3. Removal from the Chamber: the Speaker temporarily removes a Member from the Chamber for a designated amount of time.
    4. Censure: another member may motion to officially condemn another member through censure. Should the motion receive five seconds, the Parliament shall vote on the censure.
    5. Expulsion: after persistent violation of the rules, the Speaker or a Member may move to expel a Member. When not proposed by the Speaker, the motion requires five seconds. Should the requirements be met, the Parliament shall vote on the motion. The Member shall be expelled if two-thirds of votes are in favor.

§3 - Points and Motions
  1. Those items designated “motions” need five Members to second the motion followed by a vote; those items designated “points” do not need either. The list is arranged from highest to lowest precedence; questions of higher precedence shall be resolved before those of lower precedence.
  2. Votes on motions may take place concurrently to any other business. Motions shall be considered adopted if a majority of votes are in favour.
  3. Motion to adjourn: That Parliament adjourn until a specified time.
  4. Point of personal privilege: To draw the attention of the Speaker to a lack of comfort, safety, audibility of the person speaking, etc.
  5. Motion to extend debate: That debate on the question at hand be extended for a specified additional duration.
  6. Motion to immediately vote: That the debate be closed and voting on the question at hand be immediately begun.
  7. Motion to close the debate: That the debate be closed and the next scheduled debate be immediately begun.
  8. Motion of no-confidence in Speaker: That Parliament has lost confidence in the Speaker to sevre.
  9. Motion to appeal the Speaker’s decision: That the Speaker's decision be put to a vote. Requires seven seconds.
  10. Motion of censure: That a Member be officially condemned by the Parliament.
  11. Point of order: To draw the Speaker’s attention to a specific violation of these rules.
  12. Point of inquiry: To clarify a point regarding these rules.
  13. Point of information: To clarify a point regarding the business at hand, or the order of business, or the queue of bills.
  14. Motion to re-order the queue: That the queue of bills be re-ordered in a specific order.

§4 - Voting
  1. No vote shall last for an amount of time less than twenty-four hours.
  2. Any clear indication of assent or dissent shall be counted as a valid vote.
  3. During votes, members shall be silent, other than when they are casting their vote or conveying urgent information to the Speaker.
  4. A majority of votes must be cast in favor for a bill or resolution to pass.

§5 - Bill Process and Parliamentary Schedule
  1. There shall be a queue for proposed bills.
  2. Proposed bills and resolutions must gain three sponsors other than the author before they enter the bill queue.
  3. The Prime Minister may designate bills in the queue as Government bills. The Leader of the Opposition, who shall be the leader of the largest political bloc not in Government, may designate bills as Opposition bills.
  4. The Speaker, in consultation with the Speaker's Conference, shall introduce no less than two and no more than five bills in one week. Each bill shall be debated for at least twenty-four hours, followed by a voting period at the end of the week on all bills of the week.
  5. Should only two bills be introduced in a week, there shall be one Government bill and one Opposition bill as is possible. Should three bills be introduced in one week, there shall be one Government bill, one Opposition bill, and one private bill as is possible. Should four bills be introduced in a week, there shall be two Government bills, one Opposition bill, and one private bill as is possible. Should five bills be introduced in a week, there shall be two Government bills, two Opposition bills, and one private bill as is possible.
  6. Every week, as far as possible, there shall be some time, not less than 24 hours, allotted as Question Time. During this time, Members may ask questions to the Prime Minister and other Ministers. Ministers shall be compelled to reply to all such questions, unless doing so would create a grave danger to national security. Sufficient time shall be given to members of the Opposition to ask questions.
  7. Other debates on various issues may be held by the Speaker in consultation with the Speaker’s Conference.

Sponsor, James Penta, Green

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:20 am
by Kowani
Roosevetania wrote:Merni and I have collaborated to write a bill on rules of procedure. I think it's a pretty solid, straightforward bill and would appreciate sponsors.
Standing Orders of Parliament
Authors: Alexander Norberg (NPP), Anna Nilsson (PLP)
Sponsors:



A bill to establish the rules of procedure of the Parliament of Saint Hilda per the Constitution of Saint Hilda

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - The Speaker and Speaker's Conference
  1. The Speaker shall preside over Parliament and shall have the authority to enforce the Standing Orders.
  2. The Speaker may appoint Deputy Speakers and a Sergeant-At-Arms.
  3. At the beginning of a Parliamentary term, nominations for Speaker shall be held for twenty-four hours. Nominees must be Members of Parliament and may nominate themselves. A nomination must acquire two seconds to be recognized.
  4. After nominations conclude, a vote shall be held. Should only one candidate meet the requirements, an aye/nay confidence vote shall be held. Should two candidates meet the requirements, an adversarial vote using first-past-the-post shall be held. Should more than two candidates meet the requirements, a vote using ranked choice voting shall be held.
  5. During nominations and voting for Speaker, one of the most senior Members [OOC: one of the admins] shall preside as Acting Speaker. The winner of the vote shall be Speaker for the remainder of the Parliamentary term.
  6. The Speaker must be politically independent and unbiased.
  7. There shall be a Speaker's Conference composed of party leaders. The Speaker shall consult with the Speaker's Conference on matters of Parliamentary proceedings.

§2 - Regulations on Behavior
  1. Members shall address their remarks to the Speaker.
  2. Members shall address all other Members, including the Speaker, appropriately and with proper titles.
  3. Members shall not:
    1. use second person pronouns.
    2. speak out of turn or interrupt other Members.
    3. needlessly obstruct the business of Parliament or interrupt voting periods unless conveying urgent information to the Speaker.
    4. use language or conduct unbecoming of an elected official.
    5. utter remarks that are, to the best of their knowledge, false.
    6. impugn the intelligence or dignity of other Members.
    7. advocate or perpetrate violent, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate activities.
  4. Should a Member violate these rules, the following disciplinary actions may be undertaken at the discretion of the Speaker:
    1. Informal warning: a warning given by the Speaker during the course of debate, with no further action.
    2. Formal warning: a warning given by the Speaker by interrupting debate and reading out the section of the rules violated.
    3. Removal from the Chamber: the Speaker temporarily removes a Member from the Chamber for a designated amount of time.
    4. Censure: another member may motion to officially condemn another member through censure. Should the motion receive five seconds, the Parliament shall vote on the censure.
    5. Expulsion: after persistent violation of the rules, the Speaker or a Member may move to expel a Member. When not proposed by the Speaker, the motion requires five seconds. Should the requirements be met, the Parliament shall vote on the motion. The Member shall be expelled if two-thirds of votes are in favor.

§3 - Points and Motions
  1. Those items designated “motions” need five Members to second the motion followed by a vote; those items designated “points” do not need either. The list is arranged from highest to lowest precedence; questions of higher precedence shall be resolved before those of lower precedence.
  2. Votes on motions may take place concurrently to any other business. Motions shall be considered adopted if a majority of votes are in favour.
  3. Motion to adjourn: That Parliament adjourn until a specified time.
  4. Point of personal privilege: To draw the attention of the Speaker to a lack of comfort, safety, audibility of the person speaking, etc.
  5. Motion to extend debate: That debate on the question at hand be extended for a specified additional duration.
  6. Motion to immediately vote: That the debate be closed and voting on the question at hand be immediately begun.
  7. Motion to close the debate: That the debate be closed and the next scheduled debate be immediately begun.
  8. Motion of no-confidence in Speaker: That Parliament has lost confidence in the Speaker to sevre.
  9. Motion to appeal the Speaker’s decision: That the Speaker's decision be put to a vote. Requires seven seconds.
  10. Motion of censure: That a Member be officially condemned by the Parliament.
  11. Point of order: To draw the Speaker’s attention to a specific violation of these rules.
  12. Point of inquiry: To clarify a point regarding these rules.
  13. Point of information: To clarify a point regarding the business at hand, or the order of business, or the queue of bills.
  14. Motion to re-order the queue: That the queue of bills be re-ordered in a specific order.

§4 - Voting
  1. No vote shall last for an amount of time less than twenty-four hours.
  2. Any clear indication of assent or dissent shall be counted as a valid vote.
  3. During votes, members shall be silent, other than when they are casting their vote or conveying urgent information to the Speaker.
  4. A majority of votes must be cast in favor for a bill or resolution to pass.

§5 - Bill Process and Parliamentary Schedule
  1. There shall be a queue for proposed bills.
  2. Proposed bills and resolutions must gain three sponsors other than the author before they enter the bill queue.
  3. The Prime Minister may designate bills in the queue as Government bills. The Leader of the Opposition, who shall be the leader of the largest political bloc not in Government, may designate bills as Opposition bills.
  4. The Speaker, in consultation with the Speaker's Conference, shall introduce no less than two and no more than five bills in one week. Each bill shall be debated for at least twenty-four hours, followed by a voting period at the end of the week on all bills of the week.
  5. Should only two bills be introduced in a week, there shall be one Government bill and one Opposition bill as is possible. Should three bills be introduced in one week, there shall be one Government bill, one Opposition bill, and one private bill as is possible. Should four bills be introduced in a week, there shall be two Government bills, one Opposition bill, and one private bill as is possible. Should five bills be introduced in a week, there shall be two Government bills, two Opposition bills, and one private bill as is possible.
  6. Every week, as far as possible, there shall be some time, not less than 24 hours, allotted as Question Time. During this time, Members may ask questions to the Prime Minister and other Ministers. Ministers shall be compelled to reply to all such questions, unless doing so would create a grave danger to national security. Sufficient time shall be given to members of the Opposition to ask questions.
  7. Other debates on various issues may be held by the Speaker in consultation with the Speaker’s Conference.

Sponsor: Dorgival R. Seč, SDP.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:27 am
by Agarntrop
Despite sponsoring, I would also like to consider if we can specify further the actions a speaker should take if a member breaks the rules (I.e. 1st offence within a parliamentary term informal warning, 2nd offence within a parliamentary term formal warning, 3rd offence within a parliamentary term 24 hour removal, 4th offence within a parliamentary term 48/72 hour removal, 5th offence within a parliamentary term removal for a week, 6th offence within a parliamentary term removal for 2-3 weeks, 7th offence within a parliamentary term removal for the remainder of that term. Orders to permanently bar persistent offenders who have been given parliamentary term removals on several occasions from ever sitting in parliament could also be given.)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 am
by The Archipelago Territory
Agarntrop wrote:Despite sponsoring, I would also like to consider if we can specify further the actions a speaker should take if a member breaks the rules (I.e. 1st offence within a parliamentary term informal warning, 2nd offence within a parliamentary term formal warning, 3rd offence within a parliamentary term 24 hour removal, 4th offence within a parliamentary term 48/72 hour removal, 5th offence within a parliamentary term removal for a week, 6th offence within a parliamentary term removal for 2-3 weeks, 7th offence within a parliamentary term removal for the remainder of that term. Orders to permanently bar persistent offenders who have been given parliamentary term removals on several occasions from ever sitting in parliament could also be given.)

We can’t allow the speaker to permenantly remove a member, just temporarily.

By the way, take my sponsor, Austin Miller, SHAPC

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:57 am
by NS Parliament Administrators
Vienna Eliot wrote:Members current and prospective should note that Martune just messaged me off site, without revealing who he was, and asked me to trash the rest of the Admin team. Y’all are toxic.

While I don't know what you purport Martune has said, I would prefer it if you didn't come in here with the intent of destroying this RPs reputation. Please refrain from doing such in the future, or we might take measures to prohibit you from posting in our threads.

~Lamaredia

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:59 am
by Lamaredia
Agarntrop wrote:Despite sponsoring, I would also like to consider if we can specify further the actions a speaker should take if a member breaks the rules (I.e. 1st offence within a parliamentary term informal warning, 2nd offence within a parliamentary term formal warning, 3rd offence within a parliamentary term 24 hour removal, 4th offence within a parliamentary term 48/72 hour removal, 5th offence within a parliamentary term removal for a week, 6th offence within a parliamentary term removal for 2-3 weeks, 7th offence within a parliamentary term removal for the remainder of that term. Orders to permanently bar persistent offenders who have been given parliamentary term removals on several occasions from ever sitting in parliament could also be given.)

While short-term exclusions from the chamber should be at the speakers prerogative, long term suspensions would not work as a right of the speaker.

Should a member be belligerent to the point of harming the RP to such a point where it warrants a longer suspension, please send such information to us admins, either in a personal TG to one of us, or in the Discord.