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House Resolution [TBD]: House Operating Procedures

Purpose: To ensure the efficient operation of these chambers by means of simple, well-defined, operating procedures.

Author(s): Renegalle and Salibaic

Article I: Legislative Procedures

1. Upon a piece of legislation being introduced by a member of the House, it must be supported by at least one other member of the House for the legislation submitted to receive a debate.

2. The Speaker or one of their Deputies must then formally open debate on the legislation within seven days, unless there is an ongoing debate, in which the legislation must be debated directly following the conclusion of the previous debate.

2.1. The Speaker or one of their Deputies must announce how long the debate period will last, being no less than twenty-four and no greater than seventy-two hours.

2.2. The debate period may be extended by a simple motion in the House and a simple majority in favor to extend debate for a maximum of an additional forty-eight hours.

3. Following the conclusion of the debate session the Speaker or one of their Deputies shall open a vote.

4. Should a legislative proposal in the form of a passed House Act be vetoed by the Prime Minister, the House may hold a second debate period followed by a vote to overturn the veto.

5. A standalone repeal or series of standalone repeals shall merely be classified as a motion in the House, not a piece of legislation.

6. For the purposes of this act, “legislation” shall include legislation as defined by the Federal Constitution and amendments to the Constitution, Rights of Citizens, and Penal Code.

7. Impeachment proceedings shall follow the same procedures as laid out in this article.

Article II: Speaker

1. The House shall elect a Speaker from amongst its members by a simple majority vote. If no such majority is achieved in the first round, runoffs, using a system of elimination, shall be held. The Speaker of the House shall be responsible for:

1.1. Holding and scheduling debates on proposed laws and votes thereof. They shall provide and update a publicly available schedule of the House's upcoming debates, meetings, and votes.
1.2. Correcting formatting errors and posting proposed laws on the forums before holding votes (if not already there). If it is unclear what any section is trying to say, the Speaker must ask for clarification from the law's author(s).

1.3. Tabulating votes and posting these results wherever the passed law is found, or in the case of a repeal, wherever the repealed law is found. This must specify the votes of each member or if they were absent from the vote. They must also ensure that the law is moved to the appropriate section of the forums and if it affects any other laws, that those laws are to be moved as well.

1.4. Informing citizens of the passage of legislation (or repeals) on a weekly basis. If no legislation/repeals have been passed during a particular week, they shall not be required to do so.

1.5. Informing citizens and the House of Representatives of House debates and meetings. They must also extend an invitation to all citizens, by any reasonable means, to participate. No citizen may be barred from listening in on these sessions. All House Representatives must be able to provide their opinions on the matters of discussion during these sessions.

1.6. Supervising and holding citizen votes, as required and laid out by the Constitution.

2. A Speaker shall be elected at the beginning of a new term following the completion of a general election. A new election for Speaker may be held during a term if the Speaker resigns or otherwise loses their position in the House.

2.1. These elections shall begin with candidacy announcements, lasting two days, followed by a formal vote, lasting one day.

2.2. If the House Speaker from the previous term is re-elected, they shall remain the incumbent until a new election for Speaker has been held. They shall hold the Speaker election. If they are not re-elected, the Founder shall hold the election for Speaker.

3. The Deputy Speaker(s) shall perform the duties of the Speaker if the Speaker is absent for any reason or has delegated those duties to them.
 
4. If the Speaker resigns, the Deputy Speaker(s) shall perform the duties of the Speaker until a new Speaker is elected.

Article III: Bills, Acts, and Public Laws

1. Bills are proposed pieces of legislation that have not yet been passed or signed into law.
2. Acts are passed pieces of legislation that have not yet been signed into law.
3. Public laws are passed pieces of legislation that have either been signed into law or made law by overturning a veto.

4. A bill shall have the following format:

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

5. A bill shall become an act upon being passed, and its first line shall change as follows:

House Act: [Title of Act]

6. An act shall become a public law upon being signed or its veto being overturned, and its first line shall change as follows:

Public Law [TBD]: [Title of Law]

7. Article numbering must use roman numerals.

Article IV: Constitutional Amendments

1. Constitutional amendments change the legal text of Constitutional Law, which includes the Constitution and the Rights of Citizens.

2. An amendment shall have the following format:

Constitutional Amendment [TBD]: [title of amendment]
Purpose: [the purpose the amendment is trying to achieve]
Author(s): [author(s) name(s)]
[Existing Section, Document Name (Constitution or Rights of Citizens): Name of Section] Existing Language
[New Section: Name of Section] New Language
OR
[Existing Clause(s), Document Name (Constitution or Rights of Citizens): Clause Number(s), including article numeral and section letter] Existing Language
[New Clause(s): Clause Number(s), including article numeral and section letter] New Language

2. When an amendment is proposed, the following should be bolded:
2.1. Any and all new material proposed to be added to the document.
3. If material is removed, it is to be struck through in the new article to indicate so.
4. After the bill has passed voting by the House, the Speaker of the House or Founder shall remove these bolded and struck-out characters and properly format the amendment.

Article V: Penal Code Amendments

1. Penal code amendments change the legal text of the Penal Code.

2. An amendment shall have the following format:

Penal Code Amendment [TBD]: [title of amendment]
Purpose: [the purpose the amendment is trying to achieve]
Author(s): [author(s) name(s)]
[Existing Section: Name of Section] Existing Language
[New Section: Name of Section] New Language
OR
[Existing Clause(s): Clause Number(s), including article numeral and section letter] Existing Language
[New Clause(s): Clause Number(s), including article numeral and section letter] New Language

2. When an amendment is proposed, the following should be bolded:
2.1. Any and all new material proposed to be added to the document.
3. If material is removed, it is to be struck through in the new article to indicate so.
4. After the bill has passed voting by the House, the Speaker of the House or Founder shall remove these bolded and struck-out characters and properly format the amendment.


Article VI: House Resolutions

1. House resolutions are not legislation and either affect how the House carries out its business or serve to commend or censure an individual or branch of government. A single resolution cannot for both of these purposes.

2. Those resolutions which affect House operating procedures shall have the following format:

House Resolution [TBD]: [title of procedures]
Purpose: [the purpose these procedures are trying to achieve]
Author(s): [author(s) name(s)]
Article [article number]: [article name]
[clause number]. [text of clause].

3. All other House resolutions shall have the following format:

House Resolution [TBD]: [title of resolution]
[Statement].

4. Article numbering, where relevant, must use roman numerals.

Article VII: Articles of Impeachment

1. Articles of impeachment shall have the following format:

House Impeachment
Initiating Official: [name of initiating official]
Accused: [official the House is trying to impeach]
Relevant Positions: [position(s) the official will be removed from if the impeachment is successful]
Justification: [justification for impeachment]

Article VIII: Numbering

1. The Speaker of the House shall assign numbers to legislation and resolutions as such:
1.1. To all public laws after they have gained that status;
1.2. To all constitutional amendments after they have been signed into law;
1.3. And to all penal code amendments and house resolutions after they have been passed by the House.
2. In the event that legislation or resolutions become improperly enumerated, the Speaker must rectify the numbering within one week of being notified, in writing, by any citizen that notices the issue.

Article IX: House Conduct

1. While speaking in the House, representatives must act in a respectful manner, and as such the following behavior is prohibited:

1.1. The use of vulgar language;

1.2. Improperly addressing an individual;

1.2.1. The proper way to address a member within the House shall be as follows: “The Honorable Member, [Honorific] [Name]”.

1.3. The use of taunts, personal insults, and other jeers not relating to the affairs of the House;

1.4. The violation of standing orders of the House;

2. Unparliamentary behavior shall be dealt with as such:

2.1. Should a member believe a rule has been broken, they may call a point of order, which must be acknowledged by the Speaker, so long as it is not done with malicious intent.

2.2. If a member who has been personally wronged, they may call a point of personal privilege, which must be acknowledged by the Speaker.

2.3. If a member is determined to be in violation of the rules outlined in this act, they may be ejected from a day’s session by the Speaker.

3. Standing orders may be issued only by the Speaker.

3.1. A standing order shall be defined as the written rules which regulate the proceedings of each House session.

Article X: Legislative Log

1. All legislation, resolutions, and articles of impeachment must be made publicly available to all Union citizens and a copy of each must be uploaded on the forums.

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Dear Sir Sumeka,

Reposing confidence in your integrity, I hereby assign you to the position of Chief Commissioner of the Roleplay Commission and authorize you to execute and fulfil the duties of that office with due diligence.

Yours Sincerely,
Sir Salibaic

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Announcements & News / Appointment of Chief of the Culture Commission
« on: August 05, 2022, 08:51:39 pm »
Dear Sir Azerubia,

Reposing confidence in your integrity, I hereby assign you to the position of Chief Commissioner of the Culture Commission and authorize you to execute and fulfil the duties of that office with due diligence.

Yours Sincerely,
Sir Salibaic

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Executive Orders / Executive Order: Executive Restructure
« on: August 05, 2022, 03:30:01 pm »
I hereby mandate the following changes to the federal government:

NEW STRUCTURE:

Internal Affairs Ministry - in charge of welcoming, information, history, etc
Foreign Affairs Ministry - in charge of diplomacy
WA Affairs Ministry - in charge of WA policy and coordinating votes
Immigration Ministry - in charge of recruitment

Each Ministry will have a permanent secretary who works with the Minister to implement and carry out policy, this includes the abolition of directories

Culture Commission - a separate body in charge of capital events and intra-Union events, when they do happen
Roleplay Commission - a separate body in charge of the Union Roleplay and RP policy
Media Commission - a separate body in charge of the production of the Force Flyer

The commissions shall each be led by a chair appointed by the Prime Minister with the culture commission being made up of the club leaders and the roleplay and media commissions being made up of hired staff


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In my capacity as Federalist leader, I hereby appoint Sidervida to one of the vacancies for Federalist granted House Seats for the Union.

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I hereby order the closure of embassies between The Great Experiment and all Union States and Territories.

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In my capacity as Federalist leader, I hereby appoint Sir Sumeka to one of the vacancies for Federalist granted House Seats for the Union.

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I hereby mandate that control over all intelligence and foreign affairs matters be transferred from the States and Territories back to the federal government.

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Announcements & News / The Sixth Sir Salibaic Administration
« on: July 15, 2022, 06:20:45 pm »
THE SIXTH SIR SALIBAIC ADMINISTRATION



The Cabinet

Prime Minister Sir Salibaic with undue authority hereby authorizes all individuals sited in this list to fulfil the duties of their respective offices and to carry out the powers and privileges given to them by those offices. Prime Minister Sir Salibaic affirms total trust in these individuals to complete their assigned tasks and believes in their integrity and competence to be capable of giving the people of the Union of Force a functioning government.

Sir Salibaic - Prime Minister of the Union of Force
Sir Lashnakia - Deputy Prime Minister of the Union of Force (current deputy)

Gumeus - Minister of Internal Affairs
Sir Lashnakia - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bertilistan - Minister of Immigration
Sir Azerubia - Minister of Culture
Battadia - Minister of World Assembly Affairs
Sir Sumeka- Minister of Roleplay



The Directorates

Prime Minister Sir Salibaic's Directors, as listed below,

Sidervida - Director of Union Events

Tigslarlowducken - Director of Roleplay Development[/center]



Administration Goals

- My administration will work on growing and retaining our population in our great Union.

- My administration will work on encouraging more pan-union WA engagement.

- My administration shall continue the work on repairing our image in the wider NS community

- My administration shall work on expanding our Foreign Relations, bringing more regional embassies in.

- My administration shall work on developing the territories of the Union, so that they may expand and become stronger, larger regions, perhaps even more states.




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Elections / Re: Debate: Union General Election, July 2022
« on: July 06, 2022, 09:37:40 am »
1. What makes you the best candidate for Prime Minister? What do you bring to the office that your opponent does not and why do you think you are better positioned to succeed in whatever you undertake?

As the sole candidate in this election, I am the only one committed to serving the Union and defending its interests. I am the longest-serving and most experienced Prime Minister ever before in our history. I have been a member of this community for four years and I am dedicated to this great place. Despite differences with many and the landscape changing all the time, I have remained the Union's and my Founder's most loyal servant.

2. How do you plan to address the current recruitment issues facing not just the capital but the Union as a whole, what steps will you take and how will this be brought about?

I would like to introduce radical reform through the already existing Ministry of Immigration by establishing greater centralisation and proper activity that has been lacking. We need to be tough and hard on this point and only through dedicated leadership and recruitment can we turn the tide.

3. Who would you appoint to your ideal Cabinet (ex-members, people who would be ineligible, and people not necessarily willing to serve can be included)? Why would you choose these people and what specific things would they bring to each office that you consider being most important?

I would like to shake up several ministries and overhaul the whole system as part of a wider constitutional change. Reform will be key and more will be published later.

4. If elected, how do you plan (if at all) to change the structure of the existing Ministries? Would you consider abolishing, creating, or merging any of them? Why?

I would like to review the duties of each one and replace them with more efficient structures. We need radical reform for activity and I will deliver that.

5. What will be on your legislative agenda? What reforms would you like to make to existing laws and how will you lobby the House to pass these reforms?

Alongside the Founder, I will be formally proposing a brand new constitution that will seek to radically reform government to be more efficient and transparent.

6. What plans do you have to tackle inactivity in the World Assembly, what will you do to address this issue? Please provide a detailed plan.

I would like to introduce engagement by creating incentives to be a member of the world assembly. We could do this in many ways such as a card program or creating requirements for the civil service. All are important for the overall functioning of government.

7. The Union in recent history has had an image problem when it comes to foreign affairs, how do you plan to address this?

One of the biggest steps is to isolate the issues foreign regions are picking upon preventing us from growth within the sector. I would isolate the Founder from all FA happenings as well as place pressure for OOC Moderation Reform. By targeting both from an IC and OOC perspective we can combat the criticism. I would follow this up with a large PR campaign to promote our Union abroad.

8. Do you plan on restoring the Union Armed Forces? If so, what do you plan for it?

I would bring it back as a form of reserve defence. I think the overthrowing of our delegates previously shows a need for this and I also believe it could be a great boon to activity. We must always consider all possible options though as committing to a path too early may result in a large-scale mess.

9. As Prime Minister of the Union, it is your job to ensure the voices of every state and territory is heard and not just the capital. What plans do you have to address the lack of inter-union participation?

I'd be happy to set up a joint ministerial council to talk through matters.

10. The Union Roleplay has suffered from serious inactivity issues. What are your plans to address this?

I would like to bring in new staff that are willing to help out and engage. I feel one of the biggest reasons we suffer is that we lack constant and consistent updates preventing new players from joining and older players from taking part. As well a big problem is that a lot of the way the RP functions can feel lacklustre and we should bring in new stuff as well reform current systems to establish a more active system. Our Roleplay used to be a massive reason for people to join, we should return that and expand upon the success of the past.

11. The Union has suffered from a lack of voter turnout in recent months. What are your plans to address this?

Just by campaigning and getting people political involved. We need to not be afraid to challenge the status quo nor should we be afraid to challenge those who are incompetent and unable to govern. Every voice, every vote, and every citizen is important to the political system and we should not be beholden to the political machine that breeds inactivity. We need to reform the party system and create reform of the electoral system to encourage those disenchanted by the system to vote.

12. Any other comments you would like to add?

I would like to say that I stand for every citizen across the Union who wants a future for our great Union. I stand for our people, our flag, our traditions, and most of all I stand here to ensure that carry on. We no matter the struggle always survive even in the darkest of times. We can do that again and we shall. I will lead us to our next golden age no matter the toll, the pain, and suffering we must endure to make it. We will stand for every citizen and bring us forward. We are stronger united together, not split apart into endless inactivity.





1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?

I have a few in mind but I will work to see what is required at the time.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? Explain how the changes would improve the current system of governance.

It needs to be replaced entirely and a new more functional document put in place to ensure this.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

I have served continually in the House since March 2021 and I am the best person to represent my people in my home of Heart in my belief.

4. Do you think any changes should be made to existing House Procedures? If so, what changes should be made and why?

Not of current, no.

5. If elected, do you plan on running for Speaker? If so, what makes you a good candidate for this position and if not, who do you think would be a better candidate?

No. I will consider future candidates as I see them stand and vote for who I feel is most competent

6. How do you plan to ensure the voices of your constituents are heard while in office?

I will always keep my metaphorical door to all. I am always happy to hear people tell me their concerns.

7. How do you feel about the influence parties have on the House and electoral process, and should it be more or less? Explain your answer fully.

I am fine with the current system. I think there could be room for improvement but I often feel the system is fine. The only thing I would want is for other parties not just the federalists to stand on the list.

8. The House of Representatives is the sole legal body with the ability to remove a Prime Minister from office. Under what circumstances would you support the removal of one and what constitutes 'going too far'? Cite specific legal passages if necessary and ensure that your answer is sufficiently detailed.

I would remove a PM if I felt they were a danger to the Union

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Elections / Re: Candidacy Announcements: General Election, July 2022
« on: July 01, 2022, 06:02:09 pm »
Political Party (or if an independent, say so): Federalist Party
List Candidates (if you are filing as a political party (leaders), otherwise disregard): 1. Sir Suter, 2. Sir The Scottish Republic
Region(s): RGBN, Heart
Position Sought: House Representative

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Elections / Re: Candidacy Announcements: General Election, July 2022
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:56:43 pm »
Nation: Salibaic
Region: Force
Political Party: Federalist Party
Position Seeking: Prime Minister

Nation: The Scottish Republic
Region: Heart
Political Party: Federalist Party
Position Seeking: House Representative

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Executive Orders / Executive Order: Union Ideology
« on: May 14, 2022, 04:11:51 pm »
I hereby declare the national ideology of the Union shall subscribe to Hootism and its teachings.

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I hereby enact that all Ministers, federal Civil Servants, and Territorial/State Leaders must have a nation in the World Assembly within the Union or shall face criminal prosecution. A written exception from the Prime Minister may exclude a federal Civil Servant or Minister and a written exception from the Founder may exclude a state or territorial leader from these requirements.

The punishment if found guilty after a criminal prosecution shall be forfeiture of that office.

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Dear Sir Salibaic,

Reposing confidence in your integrity, I hereby assign you to the position of Minister of Internal Affairs and authorize you to execute and fulfil the duties of that office with due diligence.

Yours Sincerely,
Sir Salibaic

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