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House Bill 54: House Framework and Speaker Act (Revised V)

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House Bill 54: House Framework and Speaker Act (Revised V)

Purpose: To revise the previous unconstitutional Bill which provided structure to the House and Speaker and adds the ability to revise laws

Author(s): Previous versions by Libertatis Regalis and Sir Salibaic, revised by Caduceo



Article 1: Voting & Bills

1. A bill or revision must be seconded before it can be debated on.
2. A debate shall be held by the Speaker within 7 days.
    2.1. If the Speaker does not start a debate within 7 days it shall be considered Nonfeasance.
3. After debate, a vote shall take place.
4. Votes on bills, repeals, and revisions shall require a simple majority to pass.
5. Votes on bills, repeals, and revisions shall remain open for 3 days or until they reach a majority.
6. Once a bill or revision has passed, it will be presented to the Founder and Prime Minister for signature. Once it is signed by both, it will become law.
    6.1 The Founder and Prime Minister shall have 3 days to sign the bill or revision or it shall be considered vetoed. The Founder or Prime Minister may also choose to veto the bill. Extra time, in the case of an announced absence in line with G, equal to the time for which the individual will be absent and further time within reason to review the laws after coming back, will be allowed for signature.
6.2 If the Founder or Prime Minister veto a bill or revision, the House can overturn this decision with a 2/3 majority vote after debate has been held.


Article 2: Speaker Election and Rules

1. The House shall elect a Speaker from amongst its members by a 2/3 majority vote who shall be responsible for convening and supervising debates.
2. A Speaker shall be elected at the beginning of a new term after the completion of a General or Midterm Election.


Article 3: Speaker Duties

1. The Speaker shall be responsible for holding votes on bills, counting the votes, and holding debates.
2. The Speaker shall be responsible for correcting format errors and posting the bills on the forum before holding a vote. If a typo is found after it has been voted on or signed, the Speaker or the Founder may make the correction if it is minor. If it is unclear what any section of the bill is attempting to say, the Speaker must ask for clarification from the author(s) of the bill.
3. When holding a session, the Speaker must alert all House Representatives that a session has begun. Any attempt to conceal this shall be considered malfeasance.


Article 4: Bill Format

1. A bill shall have the following format:

House Bill [TBD] : [title of bill]
Purpose: [the purpose the bill is trying to achieve]
Author(s): [Author(s) Name]
Article [article number] : [article name]
[clause number].


Article 5: Revisions

1. Revisions shall be a special type of House Law which shall look and function like regular House Bills but can contain clauses that can repeal laws, granted that it isn't the Constitution.
    1.1. It shall only be considered a revision if the repealed law/s are intended to be substituted with the contents of the revision.
    1.2. If the intended revision is not related to the law/s being repealed, then it shall not be considered legal and therefore cannot be passed.
2. The first article in a revision must always be reserved for clauses that aim to repeal law/s.
    2.1. All clauses in the revision which aim to repeal a law must always be located in the first article of said revision.
    2.2. If a revision fails to comply with the requirements stated in clause 2 and 2.1 in this article, it shall not be considered legal and therefore cannot be passed.
3. The revision must credit the author/s of all previous versions of the bill.

Article 6: Revision Format

1. A revision shall have the following format:

House Revision [TBD] : [title of revision]
Purpose: [the purpose the revision is trying to achieve]
Author(s): [Author(s) Name and Name(s) of previous version Author(s)]
Article 1: Repeal/s
[enumerate all clauses that aim to repeal laws]
Article [article number] : [article name]
[clause number].

Article 7: Law Numbering

1. The Speaker of the House will assign all new bills and revisions a number after they have been passed by the House and signed into law by both the Founder and Prime Minister.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 09:27:33 pm by Renegalle »


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Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 12:00:08 am
This bill has passed and is awaiting signatures from the Founder and Prime Minister

Voting record:
For:
Suter
Krovx Belgium
Caduceo
Drew Durnil
EGM
West Kronisia
Oimatsu

Against:

No Vote:
Atharia
« Last Edit: November 21, 2020, 04:08:05 pm by glacieri »


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Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 04:04:58 pm
I sign


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Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 09:24:48 pm


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Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 08:47:58 pm
This bill has been repealed as part of the successful voting of the bill "Comprehensive House Procedures Act".

For:

Drew Durnil
Kronisia
Krovx
Azerubia
Ayko
Tigslarlowducken
Caduceo

Against:

None

Abstentions:

None