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Office of The Speaker of the HoR [The Senate]

Postby Office of The Speaker » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:20 pm

Office of the Speaker

Welcome to the Office of The Speaker of the House of Representatives. Here, the current speaker will maintain a public copy of the three bill queues, as well as a copy of all passed legislation, for the perusal of any who are interested. Once a bill reaches an appropriate level of support in the Coffee Shop, legislators can share their legislation here, where it will be added to the appropriate queue.

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The current Speaker of the House of Representatives is Alexis Gianopoulos. An early member of the Democratic Party, and later its party director, Alexis has been one of the cornerstones in founding the current ruling coalition between the AfC, the DP and the FDP. He took over the position from Lilika Samaras, after she resigned following a period of disease.




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The Senate is an elaborate roleplay that takes place on Forum 7, where tens of individuals take part in the simulation of a national government of a made up nation, set in the context of the real world. The most core part of the simulation is the lower house of the legislative branch of government, the House of Representatives, where every member of the roleplay gets to vote on bills. If you're interested, you can sign up to the Senate here.
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Bill Queues





This Week in the Chamber
Sunday-MondayMonday-TuesdayTuesday-WednesdayWednesday-ThursdayThursday-SaturdayFriday-SaturdaySaturday-Sunday
Oral QuestionsNominating new SpeakerVoting on new SpeakerNew Speaker takes positionDebating Galatean Housing Authority ActDebating Establishment of Formal Titles of Elected Individuals ActVoting
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Passed Legislation

General Government
-Government Act of 2018

Procedure and Decorum
-Rules and Procedures of the House of Representatives of Galatea

Defense
-Defence of the Republic Act

Awaiting Ratification in the House of Tribunes

Justice
-Judiciary Act 2018
-Justice Department Act 2018

Science/Technology
-National Space Agency Act

Electoral
-Voter Registration and Voting Procedure Act
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Judiciary Act 2018
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An act to establish the court systems and Court Bailiff Service of Galatea


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The Judiciary Act, National Space Agency Act, and Senate Security Act are designated as Government bills.
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Bill of Rights
Author: Cipriono Scotti (FDP)
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An act to enumerate the rights of the People into law



§1 - The Rights of the People
  1. The right of the People to free speech, free press, free assembly, and free petition will not be infringed.
  2. The right of the People to freely exercise religion will not be infringed.
  3. The right of the People to a free and fair trial by jury will not be infringed.
  4. The right of the People to life and the possession of property will not be infringed.
  5. The right of the People to the presumption of innocence will not be infringed.
  6. The right of the People to to equal protection under the law will not be infringed.
  7. The rights enumerated in this bill will not be construed to deny rights retained by the people

§2 - Restrictions of Government
  1. The Government will make no law establishing a state religion.
  2. The Government will not seize property without clear reason and just compensation.
  3. The Government must provide a warrant of probable cause in order to perform a search or an arrest.
  4. The Government will not force the accused into self-incrimination.
  5. The Government will make no law violating double jeopardy and/or habeas corpus.
  6. The Government will make no bills of attainder or ex post facto laws.
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National Space Agency Act
Author: Lilika Samaras (AfC)
Sponsors: Alexis Gianopoulos (DP), Konstantin Serdelescu-Montevino (CPG-M), Joseph Sartori (DP), Xander Diamantakos (FIRE), Andrea Michelakos, (FDP)


An act to establish a national space agency for Galatea; to establish proper and safe regulation on private space flight; to enable international cooperation on space exploration.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Establishment
  1. There shall be established a special governmental organization, named the National Space Agency of Galatea (NSAG).
  2. The NSAG will be headed by an Administrator, who will be appointed by the President of Galatea on the advice of the Prime Minister after the conclusion of national elections.
  3. The activities of the NSAG may be regulated in national legislation.
  4. The Prime Minister may offer a set of broad goals or focus areas for the NSAG to focus on during their administration.
  5. Other than national legislation and broad Prime Ministerial direction, the activities and focuses of the NSAG shall be left up to its internal administration.

§2 - Responsibilities
  1. Where such regulation does not disagree with law, the NSAG shall be empowered to create legal regulations on the following:
    1. Rocket launch facility locations.
    2. Safe launch windows, timings and angles.
    3. Galatean satellites and/or orbiters.
    4. Manned spaceflight.
    5. International cooperation/technological exchanges relating to spaceflight.
  2. The NSAG shall be responsible for advising the executive government on space policy.
  3. The NSAG shall be responsible for creating and engaging Galatean citizens in space-related interest.
  4. The NSAG shall be responsible for creating and maintaining a healthy environment for private space exploration and exploitation.
  5. The NSAG shall be responsible for directing Galatea's national scientific interests in space-related areas.
  6. The NSAG shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining cooperative links with foreign space-related organizations.
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A Bill to Limit the Powers of the President and the Senate

Author: The Hon. Rep. Xander Diamantakos (FIRE)

Sponsors: The Hon. Reps. Michael Dukakis (FIRE), Gary Tyreea (FIRE), Cipriono Scotti (FDP)



§1. Removal of the Presidential Power Over the Fiscal Agenda

a.) Article 6, Section 12 of the Government Act 2018 shall be repealed;

b.) Money bills may be introduced in the House of Representatives at their leisure and perogative and without the approval and consent of the President.

§2. Abdication of the Senate Claim of Sovereignty

a.) Article 2, Section 4 of the Government Act 2018 shall be repealed;

b.) Following repeal of Article 2, Section 4 of the Government Act 2018, the repealed text shall be abrogated with the following text:

The Senate is a democratically elected representative body empowered by the consent of the governed citizens of Galatea to only enact laws necessary, just, and proper to protect, promote, defend, and preserve the safety, freedom, individual rights, and property of the Galatean people from unlawful denial, deprivation, coercion or force of aggression from all entities foreign and domestic.

c.) The Senate shall presume all rights and powers not delegated to it by the citizens of Galatea are hereby retained by and reserved for the citizens of Galatea;

d.) the Senate may not infringe, abrogate, abridge, or deny the citizenry of Galatea of any rights enumerated in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights;

e.) The Senate shall amend the Government Act 2018 to enact into law guaranteed enumerated rights of the citizens of Galatea.

f.) Violation of the enumerated and reserved rights of any citizen of Galatea shall be considered treason.
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Voter Registration and Voting Procedure Act
Author: Matthaios Sanna (AfC)
Sponsors: Andreios Argyris (AfC), Giorgios Evangelos (FDP), Ionas Karatasos (GNP), Andrea Michelakos (FDP), Joseph Sartori (DP), Cipriono Scotti (FDP), Gary Tyreea (FIRE), Myra Venizelos (AfC)


An act to streamline voter registration; to establish procedures for voting; and to ensure that all Galateans are able to easily vote and participate in the democratic process.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Galatean Election Commission
  1. The Galatean Election Commission, hereafter referred to as the GEC, is established with the responsibilities of overseeing all Galatean elections and election laws in a fair manner, according to the laws enacted by the government.
  2. The GEC shall be independent of other government agencies, and shall be presided over by a commission of 7 members, each serving for a staggered seven-year term, including:
    i. 5 members of no party affiliation, nominated by the President and approved by Parliament for a staggered 7-year term;
    ii. the Minister of Justice;
    iii. a member of the House of Representatives from the Official Opposition;
  3. The GEC is hereby directed to ensure that all future Galatean elections are fair towards all candidates, secure from tampering or meddling, and protect the sanctity of each person's right to vote.

§2 - Voter Registration
  1. All voters, upon becoming eligible to vote through age or through alternate conditions which may be set by law, are required to register to vote within one year of becoming eligible for voting.
  2. The national government of Galatea, as directed by the Galatean Election Commission, is responsible for creating procedures for voters to register, and for providing the ability to register to vote to all Galateans, regardless of location, spoken language, residency, or other considerations.
  3. The GEC shall maintain a secure and public registry of all voters, and shall distribute this registry to the appropriate authorities.

§3 - Voting Procedures
  1. The GEC shall be responsible for creating and overseeing a nationwide network of voting stations.
  2. All voting stations shall be housed in accessible locations, and there shall be a sufficient number of voting stations for all citizens living in Galatea to be within a 5 kilometer distance of at least one voting station.
  3. All voting stations shall have no campaign advertisements or other materials promoting or opposing any candidate for public office within a 500 meter radius.
  4. The GEC is tasked with promoting high turnout among Galateans for all elections through neutral means which do not support or oppose and candidate or party.
  5. All voting stations will be staffed with a sufficient number of trained volunteers and government staff, who will be charged with overseeing voting and preventing voter fraud.
  6. The GEC shall create and distribute materials allowing registered voters to vote anytime in the two weeks leading up to any election day, and to allow Galateans, including those residing both inside and outside of the country, to vote through the mail.
  7. All election days, the exact date of which are to be determined by the GEC and the national government, will be a one-day holiday for all workers.
  8. All voting materials will be available in multiple languages, as determined by the GEC, in order to ensure that all Galateans are able to understand the ballot. Ballots and accommodations for the blind and others experiencing difficulties in voting will be provided.
  9. Voting results will be immediately released to the public, and international election observers will be allowed to ensure the voting process should they wish.
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Food Waste Reduction Act
Author: Eleni di Messina (DP)
Sponsors: Joseph Sartori (DP), Giovanni Escalus (DP), Gökhan Turker (FDP), Eugenia Malgrave (Ind.), Lilika Samaras (AfC)


An act to reduce food waste and eliminate consumer confusion by establishing a comprehensive food labeling and food recovery system.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Definitions
  1. Food waste - food that is discarded or lost uneaten
  2. Food recovery - reducing or eliminating food waste and ensuring it is eaten
  3. Date label - a date and phrase on food packaging of a product intended to communicate to consumers a date after which there may be change in the quality or safety of a product
  4. Food labeler - the entity that places a date label on food packaging of a product.
  5. Quality date - a date printed on food packaging that is intended to communicate to consumers the date after which the product may begin to deteriorate in quality but may still be safe for consumption.
  6. Ready-to-eat product - any product which may be intended to be consumed in its raw form or which may receive additional preparation for gastronomic or culinary rather than safety purposes. Ready-to-eat products include but are not limited to meat, poultry, and egg products as well as fruits and vegetables.
  7. Safety date - a date printed on food packaging of a ready-to-eat product after which time the product may pose a health risk.
  8. Compost - organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.
  9. Composting centre - a facility established to create compost.
  10. Yard trimmings - materials including but not limited to grass, clippings, shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs and other materials accumulated as the result of care of lawns, shrubbery, vines, and trees.
  11. Agribusiness - a farm or other entity related to agriculture owned by a corporation as opposed to an individual farmer.
  12. Gleaning - act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested.
  13. Fair market value - the price the property owner or business would have received if the food was sold in the usual market
  14. Food bank - a non-profit, charitable organisation that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger.

§2 - Quality Dates and Safety Dates
  1. Food labelers are required to place a date label on all food packaging, which may be a quality date or safety date as appropriate and as defined in Section 1.
  2. When a food labeler places a quality date on food packaging, they shall use the uniform phrase, "best if used by."
  3. When a food labeler places a safety date on food packaging of a ready-to-eat product as defined in Section 1, they shall use the uniform phrase "expires on."
  4. The quality date, safety date, and uniform phrase shall be located in a conspicuous place on the food packaging and shall be in a single, easy to read type style using both uppercase and lowercase letters in the standard form and shall be no smaller than 9-point font

§3 - Compost
  1. The Ministry of Environment and Energy shall establish composting centres, at least one in each province.
  2. Acceptable materials to be used in composting centres include but are not limited to, wasted food, yard trimmings, and manures.
  3. Compost produced from these centres shall be sold to individuals, farmers, or agribusinesses at a rate of [Currency]10/cubic yard. The future price of compost sold by these centres shall be determined each year by the entity charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. Commercial resale of this product shall be forbidden.
  4. The composting centres shall employ individuals for the purpose of collecting acceptable materials for compost from individuals. The entity charged with enforcement of the provisions of this Act shall determine how and where these materials shall be collected.
  5. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent any individual or corporation from utilising organic material for compost on their own property or from selling compost with the proper business license.

§4 - Agriculture
  1. Gleaning shall be legal.
  2. No farmer or agribusiness shall be required to allow gleaning on their property. All farmers or agribusinesses shall post signage in conspicuous places on their property stating that they permit gleaning or that they do not permit gleaning.
  3. Individuals or groups that wish to participate in gleaning shall notify the farmer or agribusiness of the date and time they wish to glean on the property and shall only do so subsequent to agreement on the part of the property owner. No property owner may discriminate against any individual or group wishing to glean. Individuals or groups that glean and property owners on whose property gleaning has occurred shall submit documentation of the date and time that they gleaned on the property, the amount and type(s) of crops gleaned, and a summary of what happened to the Ministry of Environment and Energy.
  4. Property owners on whose property gleaning has occurred shall be entitled to deduct from their taxes the fair market value of food gleaned from their property each year, subject to proper documentation.
  5. Property owners on whose property gleaning has occurred shall be immune from liability resulting from gleaning except in cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct. This includes both liability due to the action of gleaning and the food gleaned.

    §5 - Food Banks, Donations, and School Lunch
    1. No one shall prohibit the donation of apparently wholesome food products to food banks.
    2. Any individual, business, farmer, or other tax-eligible entity that donates food to a food bank shall be entitled to deduct from their taxes the fair market value of food donated each year, subject to proper documentation.
    3. Government agencies and entities and businesses or individuals that contract with government agencies and entities to provide food shall be required to donate unused, apparently wholesome, food products to a food bank.
    4. Any individual, business, farmer, or other tax-eligible entity that donates apparently wholesome food to a food bank shall be immune from liability resulting from the food donated except in cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

    §6 - Penalties
    1. If any food labeler shall knowingly violate the provisions of this Act, the official(s) determined to be responsible shall be subject to punishment of no less than 100 hours of community service and/or no more than one year in prison and the food labeler shall be subject to a fine of no less than [Currency]250,000.
    2. If any food labeler shall knowingly violate the provisions of this Act and it may be demonstrated in a court of law that an individual or individuals residing in Galatea died as a result of that violation, the official(s) determined to be responsible shall be subject to punishment of no less than 1000 hours of community service and no less than one year and no more than 10 years in prison and the food labeler shall to be subject to a fine of no less than [Currency]1,000,000.
    3. If any individual or business shall resell for commercial purposes the compost purchased from compost centres, they shall be subject to a fine of [Currency]100/cubic yard sold.
    4. If any individual or business that contracts with government agencies and entities to provide food is found not in compliance with the provisions of this Act, it shall lose any current contracts it holds and shall be banned from receiving a government contract for the next five years.

    §7 - General Information
    1. No one shall prohibit the sale, donation, or use of any product after the quality date of the product has passed.
    2. All government departments shall submit to the Ministry of Environment and Energy a food recovery plan and put it into effect upon approval of that plan by the Ministry of Environment and Energy.
    3. Enforcement of this Act shall be the responsibility of Ministry of Environment and Energy.
    4. The Ministry of Environment and Energy shall conduct a national education and outreach campaign on quality dates, safety dates, food waste, and food recovery no later than 2 months after the passage of this Act.
    5. The provisions of this Act shall go into effect 30 days after the passage of this Act.





School Lunch Act
Author: Eleni di Messina (DP)
Sponsors: Joseph Sartori (DP), Giovanni Escalus (DP), Gökhan Turker (FDP), Konstantin Serdelescu-Montevino (Ind. Communist), Eugenia Malgrave (Ind.), Lilika Samaras (AfC)


An act to provide free, nutritious meals to schoolchildren.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Definitions
  1. School food authority (SFA) - a government entity charged with providing food in schools.
  2. Local education authority (LEA) - a local government entity charged with providing education to children from ages 3-18.
  3. School nutrition program (SNP) - a program intended to provide food to children in schools.

§2 - School Lunch
  1. All school food authorities and local education authorities are required to have a school nutrition program.
  2. All school nutrition programs are required to provide at least two meals per school day, free of charge, to any student whose family fills out a form requesting said meals. The exact form shall be determined by SFAs or LEAs, but no SFA or LEA shall set any meal eligibility criteria for students enrolled in schools under their jurisdiction.

§3 - School Lunch Requirements
  1. All SNPs are required to meet minimum nutritional requirements. These minimum nutritional requirements shall be developed and prescribed by the entity charged with the regulation of health, agriculture, food by the Senate of Galatea or by an appropriate entity as determined by the Senate of Galatea.
  2. The nutritional requirements developed and prescribed shall, at a minimum, require the provision of grains, fruit and/or vegetables, protein, milk and water at each meal.

§4 - Grants
  1. SFAs and LEAs that provide meals to students at schools are encouraged to purchase lower-price, nonstandard-size or -shape produce to be used in SNPs under the provisions of this Act.
  2. SFAs and LEAs that provide meals to students at schools are encouraged to purchase at least 50% of food used to provide those meals from local farms and/or businesses.
  3. SFAs and LEAs that comply with the provisions of §4 shall be eligible for additional grants of money for their school nutrition programs.

§5 - Enforcement and Penalties
  1. Enforcement of this Act shall be the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Technology.
  2. SFAs or LEAs found not in compliance with the provisions of this Act shall be subject to partial loss of educational funding.


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Postby Ainin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:51 am

s5(b) of the Food Waste Reduction Act concerns taxation and s5(b) of the School Lunch Act concerns public appropriations. As such, both are money bills and should not proceed to the floor of the House without presidential recommendations.
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Postby Nova Anglicana » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:16 pm

Ainin wrote:s5(b) of the Food Waste Reduction Act concerns taxation and s5(b) of the School Lunch Act concerns public appropriations. As such, both are money bills and should not proceed to the floor of the House without presidential recommendations.


I understand. They were bills I was working on and they got the requisite amount of sponsors, so I moved them here. I'd rather they be passed after we get a budget. But of course, I'd like a presidential recommendation for them as well.
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4th Place
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Quarterfinals
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Hosted
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Postby House of Judah » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:56 am

Justice Department Act 2018
Author: Elisavet Zevi [House of Judah|AfC]
Sponsors: Myra Venizelos [Irona|AfC], Matthaios Sanna [Laeral|AfC], Alexandra Malgrave [Malgrave|Ind], Giandomenico Abruzzi [Maklohi Vai|Ind], Andreios Argyris [Crylante|Afc], Salli [Serrono|Ind]


An act to define the scope of the Justice Department and establish various law enforcement and other justice related agencies.


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The Symbols Act
Author: Constantine Iolanthe (CHU), Lilikas Samaras (AFC)
Sponsors: Xander Diamantakos (FIRE), Alexis Gianopoulos (DP)


An act to establish the national and natural symbols of the Republic of Galatea.



BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - National Flag
  1. The national flag of Galatea shall be a horizontal tricolour of Green (#009246), White (#ffffff) and Blue (#1919fa), each of equal width, with a charge in the central white bar of a pair of Black (#000000) wings.
  2. The national flag of Galatea shall have proportions of 2:3.

§2 - National Anthem
  1. The national Anthem of Galatea shall be 'O Aetos' by Notis Sfakianakis.

§3 - National Motto
  1. The national motto of Galatea shall be Imperare Sibi Maximum Imperium Est, or "To rule yourself is the ultimate power".
§4 - National Fauna
  1. The national animal of Galatea shall be the Galatean Wildcat.
  2. The national livestock of Galatea shall be the Chios Sheep.
  3. The national fish of Galatea shall be the Common Seabream.
  4. The national bird of Galatea shall be the Golden Eagle.

§5 - National Flora
  1. The national tree of Galatea shall be the Modinian Oak.
  2. The national flower of Galatea shall be the Dactylorhiza Romana Romana commonly known as the Roman Orchid.
  3. The national food crop of Galatea shall be the Koroneiki Olive Tree.
  4. The national fruit shall be the Koroneiki Olive.

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Defence of the Republic Act
| Author: Sen. Ioannis Mitros (Ind.) |
| Sponsor: Government |
| Co-sponsors: Sens. Eugenia Malgrave, Niccolo Fallaci (FDP), Lily Samaras |

An Act to prohibit the possession of dangerous weapons; to create a comprehensive firearms control regime; to restrict the creation of paramilitary organisations;
to protect civil order; to make procedures relating to emergencies; to make procedures relating to law enforcement; and for connected purposes



The House of Representatives, the House of Tribunes concurring, by the sovereignty of the Senate and with the signature of the President, hereby enacts as follows.

§1 - Short title

    This Act may be cited as the Defence of the Republic Act.

§2 - Definitions

    In this Act,
      military character means any organisational structure whose traits fundamentally resemble that of a military force, including but not limited to the use of ranks, drills, training procedures, formations, titles, equipment or parades reminiscent thereof;

      Minister means the minister responsible for the Department of Justice;

      Registry means the National Firearms Registry;

      riot declaration means the following declaration as orally recited in a clearly audible manner by a police officer:
        As a duly-empowered police officer, I deem this assembly unlawful and command the participants in the name of the people and Senate of Galatea to disperse peaceably under pain of imprisonment.
§3 - Prohibited weapons

  1. It shall be illegal for any individual to own or possess prohibited weapons wherever Galatean laws apply.
  2. Prohibited weapons may not be manufactured, produced, sold or bought wherever Galatean laws apply.
  3. Prohibited weapons are—
    1. firearms with a barrel length under 30 cm or total length under 45 cm, (sawed-off firearms and pistols)
    2. firearms capable of firing more than one round per pull of the trigger, or capable of such firing with minor modification, (automatic firearms)
    3. firearms controlled remotely using wireless or electronic technology, (remote-controlled firearms)
    4. firearms or bladed weapons disguised as other objects, (disguised weapons)
    5. expanding, explosive, flechette, incendiary and tracer ammunition, (inhumane ammunition)
    6. ammunition made of copper, tungsten, tungsten carbide or cupronickel, (armour-piercing ammunition)
    7. ammunition of a case length equal or superior to 70 mm, (anti-materiel ammunition)
    8. ammunition of a bullet diameter equal or superior to 12 mm, (heavy ammunition)
    9. magazines containing or capable of containing eleven or more rounds of ammunition, (assault magazines)
    10. folding or telescoping stocks, (assault-style stocks)
    11. all devices or accessories that reduce or suppress the muzzle flash or sound intensity of a firearm, (suppressors)
    12. all devices or accessories that allow for the dispensation of explosives, rockets or missiles, (grenade and missile launchers)
    13. firearm-mounted blades (bayonets),
    14. grenades, dynamite and explosives, (explosives)
    15. poisonous gases, including CS and CR gas, capsicum spray and other gaseous irritants, (chemical weapons)
    16. switchblades and other spring-loaded or gravity-deployed bladed weapons,
    17. electroshock weapons,
    18. radiological and nuclear weapons,
    19. all other weapons listed in Annex I of this Act.
§4 - Restricted weapons

  1. It shall be illegal for any individual to own or possess restricted weapons without a licence for such a purpose.
  2. It shall be illegal for any entity to sell a restricted weapon to an individual who does not bear a licence for such a purpose.
  3. Restricted weapons are—
    1. firearms that fire a single round for every pull of the trigger but that do not require manual reloading by the user, (semi-automatic firearms)
    2. firearms that deploy projectiles with a compressed air system at a muzzle energy equal or superior to 20 joules, (air guns)
    3. systems that deploy chemicals inducing paralysis or sedation. (tranquiliser guns)
  4. The Minister or their designated officer shall have the authority to issue a Restricted Weapon Licence for the possession and acquisition of a single restricted weapon of the type and make specified in the licence.
  5. A Restricted Weapon Licence will be granted at the Minister's discretion based on—
    1. the demeanour and temperament of the applicant,
    2. proven utility for the applicant's sport or recreational purposes,
    3. public safety concerns.
  6. No person shall be issued an Restricted Weapon Licence who—
    1. has been convicted of any criminal offence,
    2. is under the age of eighteen (18),
    3. has a history of mental instability, mental disorder or clinical depression,
    4. requests a restricted weapon for express purpose of committing violence upon others, including home defence,
    5. poses a threat to national security or internal order,
    6. poses a threat to themselves or others.
  7. No person may apply for a Restricted Weapon Licence without taking a firearms safety course and written examination to be designated by the Minister.
  8. A person who owns a restricted weapon but later becomes ineligible under the terms of its Act for a Restricted Weapon Licence must surrender the weapon to a law enforcement officer upon demand.
  9. Only the person in whose name a Restricted Weapon Licence is made out to may make use of the weapon.
§5 - Retail and registration

  1. There shall be a National Firearms Registry to be administered by the Department of Justice.
  2. All purchases of firearms and restricted weapons are to be recorded within the Registry, along with the name and contact information of the person making the purchase.
  3. Upon purchase of a firearm or restricted weapon, a person must wait thirty (30) days before taking possession of the weapon.
  4. A firearm must be registered with the Registry within twenty-four (24) hours of purchase.
  5. During the time period between registration and taking possession of a weapon, the Minister shall have the authority to invalidate the sale and order the retailer to process a refund.
  6. The Minister may designate certain individuals as weapon retailers, permitting them to sell restricted weapons and to own them for the exclusive purpose of selling them.
  7. No person shall be permitted to take possession of a firearm who—
    1. has been convicted of any criminal offence,
    2. is under the age of eighteen (18),
    3. has a history of mental instability, mental disorder or clinical depression,
    4. poses a threat to national security or internal order,
    5. poses a threat to themselves or others.
§6 - Firearms safety

  1. When not in use, any firearm must be stored within a locked and secure metal container that is approved by the Minister for storage purposes.
  2. Firearms must be transported at all times within a locked and secure metal container that is approved by the Minister for storage purposes or within the physically segregated rear compartment of an automobile.
  3. When not in use, any firearm must be stored and transported separately from its ammunition.
  4. It is illegal to carry a firearm on public property except for the purpose of sport at a location where hunting is explicitly permitted by regulation or local bylaw.
  5. No person under the age of eighteen (18) may make use of a firearm or restricted weapon.
  6. No person who has been convicted of any criminal offence may make use of a firearm or restricted weapon.
§7 - Paramilitary organisations

  1. A grouping of persons is a paramilitary organisation that—
    1. has a military character and that assembles for purposes of challenging civil order or disturbing the peace,
    2. organises along racial, ethnic, religious or political lines for purposes of inciting hatred or violence,
    3. makes use of firearms or restricted weapons for purposes not prescribed by law.
  2. The creation and maintenance of paramilitary organisations are prohibited wherever Galatean laws apply.
  3. Any organisation that meets the definition in subclause (a) may be prescribed under the provisions of this Act as a paramilitary organisation.
§8 - Terrorist organisations

  1. A grouping of persons is a terrorist organisation that—
    1. organises to commit criminal violence for political purposes,
    2. is engaged in international crime for the purpose of committing violence for political purposes,
    3. engages in espionage or treason against the Galatean state.
  2. The creation and maintenance of terrorist organisations are prohibited wherever Galatean laws apply.
  3. Any organisation that meets the definition in subclause (a) may be prescribed under the provisions of this Act as a terrorist organisation.
  4. The Minister shall have the authority to take possession of all assets and property belonging to or associated with the operations of a terrorist organisation.
§9 - States of emergency

  1. A state of emergency may be declared by the Cabinet in a region in the event of a major catastrophe or widespread civil unrest that pose a real, present and sustained danger to life, liberty and property therein.
  2. A declaration of state of emergency shall be of regional effect and limited to two (2) weeks, after which it must be renewed with the consent of the Senate.
  3. No more than one half of Galatea's land area may be under a state of emergency at any given time.
  4. During a state of emergency, the government may legislate all necessary measures for the restoration of order and public welfare for the region insofar as such measures do not conflict with primary legislation.
  5. Legislation made pursuant to this section shall expire with the state of emergency.
§10 - Civil disorder

  1. Any law enforcement officer shall have the authority to deem an assembly of three (3) or more persons unlawful if they fear the imminent breakout of violence or a real and present danger to public safety.
  2. A law enforcement officer must read the riot declaration to the members of the assembly and give its participants a chance to disperse.
  3. Any person who fails to disperse following the reading of the riot declaration may be forcibly dispersed and arrested.
§11 - Provisional policing

  1. The Minister or their designated officer shall have the authority to commission specific individuals as provisional constables with jurisdiction wherever Galatean laws apply.
  2. Provisional constables are law enforcement officers for the purposes of this Act and of the Government Act.
  3. Provisional constables shall be commanded through a division of the Department of Justice.
  4. Provisional constables have the powers to—
    1. place persons under arrest on suspicion of committing an offence,
    2. detain persons on reasonable suspicion of a crime for up to seventy-two (72) hours,
    3. use reasonable and proportional force in the execution of their lawful duties,
    4. enforce the laws of Galatea.
§12 - Offences under the Act

  1. Any person who imports, manufactures or produces a prohibited weapon is guilty of an offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than thirty (30) years, or life. (production of a prohibited weapon)
  2. Any person who discharges or otherwise makes use of a prohibited weapon is guilty of an offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than twenty (20) years, or life. (use of a prohibited weapon)
  3. Any person who possesses or owns a prohibited weapon is guilty of an offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than ten (10) years. (possession of a prohibited weapon)
  4. Any person who imports, manufactures or produces a restricted weapon without authority under subsection 5(f) of this Act is guilty of an indictable offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than twenty (20) years. (production of a restricted weapon)
  5. Any person who discharges or otherwise makes use of a restricted weapon without the appropriate licence is guilty of an indictable offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than five (5) years. (use of a restricted weapon)
  6. Any person who possesses or owns a restricted weapon without the appropriate licence is guilty of an indictable offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than five (5) years. (possession of a prohibited weapon)
  7. Any person who violates sections 5 or 6 of this Act is guilty of a summary offence and liable for summary conviction of imprisonment no longer than six (6) months and a fine of up to $10,000. (unsafe operation of a weapon)
  8. Any person who holds membership in, association with, or recruits for a paramilitary organisation is guilty of an indictable offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than fifteen (15) years. (membership in a paramilitary organisation)
  9. Any person who holds membership in, association with, or recruits for a terrorist organisation is guilty of an indictable offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than twenty (20) years, or life. (terrorism)
  10. Any person who provides material or financial support to a terrorist organisation is guilty of an indictable offence and liable for imprisonment no longer than ten (10) years. (accessory to terrorism)
  11. Any person who fails to comply with the reading of a riot declaration is guilty of a summary offence and liable for summary conviction of imprisonment no longer than six (6) months and a fine of up to $10,000. (rioting)
§13 - Statutory authority

  1. Pursuant to section 31(c) of the Government Act, the government shall have the authority to proclaim secondary legislation to the effect of—
    1. amending annexes I and II of this Act in regards to the addition or removal of prohibited and restricted weapons,
    2. amending annexes III and IV of this Act in regards to the addition or removal of prohibited paramilitary and terrorist organisations,
    3. abrogating the sections of this Act provided for under section 15,
    4. making law in respect to the administration of regions under a state of emergency.
  2. Pursuant to section 31(c) of the Government Act, the Minister shall have the authority to order—
    1. exemptions for certain individuals or uses to provisions of sections 3-5 of this Act,
    2. proclaiming a state of emergency under the provisions of this Act,
    3. regulations in regards to the importation and exportation of prohibited and restricted weapons,
    4. regulations in respect to the Registry,
    5. regulations in respect to terrorist assets.
§14 - Appropriations

  1. $120 million is hereby appropriated to the Department of Justice for the purpose of training, equipping and hiring provisional constables under the provisions of this Act.
  2. The Treasury of Galatea is hereby authorised to take on an equal amount of debt to fund the expenditure authorised by subsection (a).
§15 - Commencement

  1. This Act does not apply in respect to the armed services of Galatea.
  2. This Act shall come into force immediately upon presidential signature.
  3. Notwithstanding subsection (c), section 7 shall come into force upon the proclamation of secondary legislation for that purpose.
  4. Section 11 of this Act shall cease to have effect upon secondary legislation made to that purpose.


Annex IProhibited weapons

    Nil
Annex IIRestricted weapons

    Nil
Annex IIIParamilitary organisations

    Night Watch Security Services
Annex IVTerrorist organisations

    Al Nusra Front
    Al Qaeda
    Al Shabaab
    Ansar Allah
    Boko Haram
    Hezbollah
    Free Army of Galatea
    Irish Republican Army
    Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
    Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
    Korean People's Army
    Kurdistan Workers' Party
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
    Taliban
    Workers' Party of Korea
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With the advice of the Prime Minister, the Defence of the Republic Act has been granted a presidential recommendation.
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Rules and Procedures of the House of Representatives of Galatea 1st Amendment
Author: Lilika Samaras (AfC)
Sponsors: Alexis Gianopoulos (DP), Andrea Michelakos (FDP), Maria Rhede (FIRE)

A Resolution of the Galatean House of Representatives to ensure a healthy and steady pace of legislative action, and enable closer oversight and control of passed bills.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Head of the State, by and with the counsel of the Government, and the authority of the Senate, by virtue of the powers placed upon it by the Law, as follows:


§1 –Amendments to §6:
  1. §6c shall be amended to: "The number of bills presented each week barring extraordinary circumstances will be 2. The order in which bills enter the chamber for debate and voting shall be round-robin between Government, Opposition and Other bills. If there are no bills from a particular queue to be submitted, it's slot(s) go first to government bills, then to opposition bills, then to other bills."
  2. §6d shall be amended to: "Each bill presented will be debated on for a period of 48 hours."
  3. §6e shall be amended to: "The period of time between debating bills, and voting and oral questions, can be spent on general debate, welcoming foreign dignitaries, hearing speeches from the President or members of the public, or other such functions at the discretion of the Speaker."

§2 –Amendments to §7:
  1. §7b shall be amended to: "During the first 24 hours of debate on a bill, any representative may propose a floor amendment to that bill. Any proposed amendments which receive 3 sponsors will be voted on concurrent with the second 24 hours of debate on a bill. A simple 50%+1 majority will pass the floor amendment."
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Galatean Health Services Program Act
Author: Eleni di Messina (DP)
Sponsors: Andreios Argyris (AfC), Niccolo Fallaci (FDP), Giovanni Escalus (DP)


An act to provide comprehensive, publicly funded, free at the point of cost health care coverage for all residents of Galatea.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Definitions
  1. Galatea Health Services Program - The term GHSP shall refer to the program of benefits provided under this act.
  2. GHS Governing Board - the administrative body, established to oversee and implement the provisions outlined in this Act

§2 - Eligibility and Benefits
  1. All individuals residing in Galatea are covered under the GHS program and shall receive a card with a unique number in the mail.
  2. Individuals and families shall receive a GHS Insurance Card in the mail after filling out a GHS application form. The Ministry of Public Services shall mail all residents of Galatea an application form and provide them at health care providers
  3. The health coverage benefits under this Act cover all medically necessary services, including primary care and prevention including health education, specialty care (excluding elective cosmetic care), inpatient care, outpatient care, emergency care, ambulance, prescription drugs, contraceptives, abortions up to 12 weeks, durable medical equipment, pallative and hospice care, long-term care, autopsy, mental health services, dental services (other than elective cosmetic dentistry), substance abuse treatment services, basic vision care and vision correction, and basic hearing care and hearing correction
  4. No deductibles, co-payments, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing measures shall be imposed with respect to covered benefits except for those goods and services that exceed what is defined by the GHS Governing Board as basic covered benefits.
  5. Health care delivery facilities must meet national quality and licensing as a condition of participation in the GHSP.
  6. Participating health care providers must be licensed under guidelines determined by the Galatean Health Licensing Board. No health care provider whose license is under suspension or has been revoked may be a participating provider.
  7. Patients shall have free choice of participating eligible providers, hospitals, and inpatient care facilities.
  8. No medical professional shall be compelled to perform an abortion if they have a moral or religious objection to doing so. Medical professionals shall submit, in writing, their objection and reason(s) to the Ministry of Public Services within 30 days of the passage of this Act.
  9. It is unlawful for a private health insurer to sell health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act.
  10. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as prohibiting the sale of health insurance coverage for any additional benefits not covered by this Act.

§3 - Billing
  1. The GHSP shall pay all health care providers on a global budget basis. The GHSP shall provide a simple and uniform fee schedule for all clinicians with reimbursement for both clinical and procedural charges. The GHSP may not discriminate for or against health care providers based upon race, religion, ethnicity, gender, country of origin, sexual orientation, profit or non-profit, public or privately sponsored. The GHS Governing Board may make upward modifying adjustments to the fee schedule to encourage providers or institutions to practice in specific areas determined to have shortages or be in high need.
  2. The GHS Governing Board shall establish administrative centres, at least one in each province, for the purposes of local administration, billing processing, and medical directorship, as well as oversight of programs that are specific to each province's needs.
  3. Claims billing from all providers must be uniform and submitted electronically and in compliance with all national privacy laws.
  4. The GHS Governing Board shall make a good faith effort to create and implement a nationwide uniform system of electronic medical records in compliance with all national privacy laws within 6 months of the passage of this Act.
  5. Payment to providers must be made in a timely fashion. Providers who accept payment from the GHSP may not balance bill any patient for covered services, discriminate against any patient covered by the GHSP, and must fully disclose with informed consent any service provided to patients that is not a covered benefit of the GHSP for which they intend to charge for services.
  6. Providers, hospitals, and institutions may elect to participate fully, partially, or not at all in the GHSP.
  7. The GHSP shall provide coverage for all medically necessary mental health care on the same basis as coverage for other conditions. The GHSP shall cover supportive residences, occupational therapy, and ongoing mental health and counseling services outside the hospital for patients with serious mental illness.
  8. The GHSP shall establish a single prescription drug formulary and list of all approved durable medical goods and supplies. The Governing Board shall, at least once per term, meet to discuss, revise, add to or remove items from the formulary based on sound medical practice. The GHS Governing Board shall negotiate the prices of pharmaceuticals and durable medical goods with suppliers or manufacturers on an open bid competitive basis. Prices shall be reviewed, negotiated, or re-negotiated on no less than a yearly basis.
  9. Pharmacy and durable medical goods vendors are prohibited from purchasing at wholesale and marking up prices for re-sale any pharmaceutical or durable medical good that is a covered benefit. Pharmacy and durable medical goods vendors shall be paid a dispensing and handling fee that is fair and reasonable for each dispensing transaction and pro-rated according to the item dispensed. All pharmacy and durable medical goods vendors must be licensed to distribute medical goods through the regulations outlined by the GHS Governing Board.

§4 - Administration
  1. By passage of this Act, the Senate of Galatea hereby creates the GHSP and GHS Governing Board, along with the necessary funding for its establishment.
  2. The GHS Governing Board shall be the body that oversees and provides administrative direction for the GHSP. The decisions of the Governing Board shall be determined to be final in regards to administration and implementation of the provisions of this Act unless otherwise specified by the courts or the Senate of Galatea.
  3. The GHS Governing Board shall consist of seven (7) individuals. Two (2) individuals shall be appointed by the President of Galatea, at least one (1) of whom must be a licensed medical professional. Two (2) individuals shall be appointed by the Prime Minister, at least one (1) of whom must be a licensed medical professional. Two (2) individuals shall be appointed by the Leader of the Official Opposition, at least one (1) of whom must be a licensed medical professional. The Minister of Public Services shall serve as the final member of the GHS Governing Board.
  4. GHS Governing Board members shall serve for a term of two (2) months. There shall not be a limit on the number of terms any member of the GHS Governing Board may serve. The President of Galatea shall designate one individual on the GHS Governing Board to serve as Secretary of the GHSP.
  5. The role of the Secretary of the GHSP is to administrate and implement in a supervisory capacity those provisions outlined in this Act. The Secretary of the GHSP shall serve as Chair of the GHS Governing Board, but may not vote except in case of a tie.
  6. The board shall convene no less than once during their term. The role of the GHS Governing Board is to discuss, direct, debate, and vote upon those issues related to healthcare and the provisions of the GHSP. All provisions and regulations voted on as related to the GHSP shall pass by a simple majority. The GHS governing board must provide and establish a process of public forums for the purposes of grievances, appeals, and recommendations, to occur at least once during their term. All meetings of the GHS Governing Board shall conform to all applicable open records and open meeting laws. The GHS Governing Board shall meet every September and be open to providers to discuss and set the fee schedules for the proceeding year. The GHS Governing Board must create a yearly report and present for approval to the Senate of Galatea its budget and requests for funding or tax adjustments for its fiscal year.

    §5- General Information
    1. Enforcement of this Act shall be the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Services.
    2. The Ministry of Public Services shall conduct a national education and outreach campaign on the GHSP beginning immediately after the passage of this Act.
    3. The provisions of this Act shall go into effect 30 days after the passage of this Act.



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Galatean Housing Authority Act
Author: Eleni di Messina (DP)
Sponsors: Andreios Argyris (AfC), Alexis Gianopoulos (DP), Giovanni Escalus (DP)


An act to provide housing and housing assistance to all Galateans.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Definitions
  1. Galatea Housing Authority - The term GHA shall refer to the government entity charged with regulating and providing housing in Galatea.
  2. GHA Governing Board - the administrative body established to oversee and implement the provisions outlined in this Act

§2 - GHA
  1. This bill establishes the Galatean Housing Authority.
  2. The responsibility of the GHA shall be to oversee the housing industry and to provide housing and housing assistance in Galatea.
  3. The objectives of the GHA shall be (1) the production of housing of sound standards of design, construction, livability, and size for adequate family life; (2) the reduction of the costs of housing without sacrifice of such sound standards; (3) the use of new designs, materials, techniques, and methods in residential construction, and the increase of efficiency in residential construction and maintenance; (4) the development of well-planned, integrated, residential neighborhoods and the development and redevelopment of communities.

§3 - Programs and Forms of Assistance
  1. The GHA shall be empowered to oversee and execute the various programs and forms of assistance in this Act.
  2. The GHA Governing Board shall establish administrative centres, at least one in each province, for the purposes of local administration, assistance of individuals seeking housing, as well as oversight of programs that are specific to each province's needs.
  3. The government shall undertake a program of construction of public housing. This housing shall be primarily multifamily. The GHA Governing Board shall contract with businesses to construct this housing. Rent for housing constructed under this program shall not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the median household income for the metropolitan area in which it is constructed.
  4. The GHA shall provide monetary assistance to individuals and families residing in private housing such that they are not paying more than twenty (20) percent of their individual or household income in rent each month.
  5. The GHA shall provide mortgage insurance to private businesses that offer mortgages to individuals and families of modest economic means at interest rates of not more than two (2) percent APR.
  6. The GHA Governing Board shall determine the income threshold below which individuals and families shall be eligible for programs or assistance under this Act and shall meet to revise it not less than once per year.
  7. The GHA Governing Board shall determine other eligibility requirements for the programs and assistance provided under this Act and shall revise the requirements as necessary.

§4 - Administration
  1. The GHA shall be governed by a Board and a Secretary.
  2. The GHA Governing Board shall consist of five (5) individuals. One (1) individual shall be appointed by the Prime Minister. One (1) individual shall be appointed by the President. One (1) individual shall be appointed by the Leader of the Official Opposition. One (1) individual shall be appointed by the Minister of Finance, Commerce, and Development. The final member of the Board shall be the Secretary, who shall be appointed by the Minister of Public Services.
  3. GHA Governing Board members shall serve for a term of two (2) months. There shall not be a limit on the number of terms any member of the GHA Governing Board may serve.
  4. The role of the Secretary of the GHA is to administrate and implement in a supervisory capacity those provisions outlined in this Act. The Secretary of the GHSP shall serve as Chair of the GHS Governing Board, but may not vote except in case of a tie.
  5. The board shall convene no less than once during their term. The role of the GHA Governing Board is to discuss, direct, debate, and vote upon those issues related to housing and the provisions of this Act. All provisions and regulations voted on as related to the GHA shall pass by a simple majority. The GHA governing board must provide and establish a process of public forums for the purposes of grievances, appeals, and recommendations, to occur at least once during their term. All meetings of the GHA Governing Board shall conform to all applicable open records and open meeting laws. The GHS Governing Board must create a yearly report and present for approval to the Senate of Galatea its budget and requests for funding or tax adjustments for its fiscal year.

    §5 - General Information
    1. The Galatean Housing Authority shall be under the direction of the Ministry of Public Services.
    2. The Ministry of Public Services shall conduct a national education and outreach campaign on the programs of the GHA beginning immediately after the passage of this Act.
    3. The provisions of this Act shall go into effect 30 days after the passage of this Act.



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Champions
World Junior Hockey Championships VII, Copa de la Paz I, URSA 7s I, Port Louis 7s I

Runners-up
IBS III/VIII, Cup of Harmony 65, AVBF 7s II, WBC 39

3rd Place
WBC 28/32/36, IBS V, WJHC V/VIII, Beltane Cup II, Cup of Harmony 64, Londinium 7s II

4th Place
WBC 29/38, IBS VII, RUWC XXI/XXVI, WJHC IV, Londinium 7s I, WCoH 28, RAHI II

Quarterfinals
WBC 27/30/31/37/41, IBS VI, IBC 15, WJHC VI/IX, RAHI I, AVBF Rugby Sevens I, RUWC 24/25

Hosted
WBC 31/35, Londinium 7s I/II, IBS IX

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