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« on: October 17, 2014, 11:33:24 pm »
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This will be the thread for the 13th Legislative Council of the Pacific Region.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 12:40:56 pm »
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Here's a start up bill I'm introducing...

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Updating the Flag Act of 2014


1. The image above shall be made the new flag of the People's Region of the Pacific. It shall replace the old flag in all functions.

2. The symbolism of the flag shall be as follows:
-The 4 lines each represent one of the major rivers in the region (starting from the upper left and working counterclockwise): The Columbia, the Sacramento, the Colorado, and the Snake.
-The yellow shall represent the deserts of the region in the Southwest
-The green represents the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
-The circle in the center represents the Pacific Ocean, the namesake of the region and the source connecting the lower and upper states.
-Each star represents a state in the Pacific, as does each root on the center tree.
-The 21 leaves represent the 21 separate administrations which have ran the region
-The tree as a whole symbolizes the Pioneer history of the region.
-The stars and tree are white to symbolize the snow capped peaks of the Rockies, which form our border to the east.

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Secretary of State Potus2036
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 05:45:35 pm »
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The Pacific Right to Life Act

Section 1: Prohibition on Abortion

No abortions shall be permitted after the 139th day of a pregnancy except in the cases of a severe threat to the motherís health or a pregnancy caused by rape and/or incest.

Section 2: Licenses


Any individual who induces a prohibited abortion shall have any existing license from the Pacific Region or a subdivision thereof to practice a medical profession revoked for up to five years.

Section 3: Penalties

Any individual who induces a prohibited abortion shall be sentenced to up to two years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000. Any person knowingly facilitating the inducement of a prohibited abortion shall be subject to a criminal fine of up to $50,000.


It's in the regional government page, where I first introduced the flag prior to setting up its own thread.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 07:18:37 pm »
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The Family Structure Preservation Act

1. This amendment defines marriage in the Pacific region as consisting of a union of two legal adults, of no closer degree of consanguinity than that of third cousinship.

2. No justice of the peace or government official may confer marriage or the legal incidents of marriage upon any other form of union not covered by the definition above.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 11:22:38 pm »
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A RESOLUTION

To amend the new Rules of Order of the Legislative Council of The People's Region of the Pacific to correct for omissions and inspecificities

SECTION 1. NAMING

1. This resolution shall be referred to as the "Amendment to the Revised Rules of Order".

SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS

1. Rules of Order - The Rules of Order of the Legislative Council of the Pacific Region, as authorised by a resolution of the Legislative Council on September 15, 2014.

SECTION 3. AMENDMENT REGARDING NAME OF THE RULES OF ORDER

1. Section 1, Clause 1 of the Rules of Order is amended to read "These rules shall be referred to as the "Rules of Order of the Legislative Council", viz, the name of the Rules of Order is shortened to the "Rules of Order of the Legislative Council".

SECTION 4. AMENDMENTS REGARDING THE SPEAKER

1. Section 3, Clause 4 of the Rules of Order is amended by the striking of the phrase", in his capacity as Acting Speaker,", viz, the Governor shall hold new elections to the office of Speaker by right of his being Governor rather than being Acting Speaker

2. Section 3 of the Rules of Order is amended by the appendage of an additional clause, reading as follows:

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5. The Speaker may publically make it known that they are taking a Leave of Absence, in which case the Governor shall become Acting Speaker with immediate effect. The Speaker shall be entitled to fourteen days (i.e., 336 hours) of leave, after which the Governor may, at his discretion, declare the office of Speaker vacant and may proceed to hold new elections.

SECTION 4. AMENDMENTS REGARDING THE INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION

1. Section 4, Clause 3 of the Rules of Order is amended by the striking of the phrase ", with the exception of ....", and the insertion of a full stop at the end of the clause.

2. Section 4 of the Rules of Order is amended by the appendage of an additional clause, between Clause 3 and the present Clause 4, reading as follows:

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4. The Speaker shall not bring more than two pieces of legislation to the Council floor, to be deliberated upon simultaneously, that have been proposed by the same person, provided there are other pieces of legislation in queue proposed by other persons.

3. The clauses shall be re-numbered in consideration of the insertion of an additional clause as the fourth clause.

SECTION 5. AMENDMENT REGARDING FORMAT OF LEGISLATION

1. An amendment is made to the Rules of Order by the appendage of an additional section, reading as follows:

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SECTION 6. FORMAT AND STYLE OF LEGISLATION

1. All bills (i.e., proposed Acts), shall utilise a standardised style of naming. This shall entail utilising the following model: "[Piece of Legislation] (Pacific) Act [Year]", where "[Piece of Legislation]" is the name of the bill, "Pacific" included in parentheses if the regional provenance is not made clear by the name of the bill  (e.g., The "Pacific Railways Act 2014" would not be in need of such specification), and "[Year]" being the year in which the bill was proposed in standard numeric form.

2. All legislation (not just bills) shall be prefaced with the type of legislation it is (e.g. "AN ACT", "A RESOLUTION", etc), followed by a brief description of its purpose.

3. All legislation shall be divided into topical sections. The first section shall always specify the name of the bill.

4. The format of resolutions and constitutional amendments shall follow the abovementioned specifications where practicable.

5. Legislation shall be cited by reference to the session of the Legislative Council in which they were passed, and in sequential order of their passing, using the formula of "Leg. C[Session number]-[Numeric rank of the legislation in the roster of those passed]", where "Leg." is the abbreviation of "Legislation" and "C" is the abbreviation of "Council". This formula is to be followed regardless of whether the legislation is a Resolution or an Bill, and shall be applied retroactively to all legislation passed by the Legislative Council and its predecessors.

SECTION 6. AMENDMENT ON RULES SUPERSEDED

1. An amendment is made to the Rules of Order by the appendage of the additional section, reading as follows:

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SECTION 7. RULES SUPERSEDED

1. The "Rules of Order of the Legislative Council", as amended by the "Amendment to the Revised Rules of Order" and any future resolutions, shall be the sole reference and guide for the rules of order and procedures of the Legislative Council.

2. All prior resolutions of the Legislative Council pertaining to its rules of order and procedures, with the sole exception of the "Rules of Order of the Legislative Council of the Pacific Region" most recently passed, are annulled and voided by this resolution. This includes, but is not limited to, the Random Acronym Relating to Council Order (RARCO) and amendments made to it.

SECTION 7. AMENDMENT REGARDING THE LENGTH OF DEBATE

1. Section 5, Clause 4 of the Rules of Order is amended by the replacement of the present text with the following:

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4. A member of the Legislative Council may move to end debate after at least 48 hours have passed since the introduction of the legislation.  If no objection is made to this motion within a period of 12 hours, the Speaker shall then deem the motion carried, debate shall be closed, and the Speaker shall move to the final vote. If a member of the Legislative Council objects to such a motion to end debate, the Speaker shall hold a vote, lasting for no more than 24 hours, on the motion, and act in accordance with the result of the vote.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 11:52:52 pm »
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I hereby propose:

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AN ACT

To amend the Constitution of the Pacific Region so as to extend the length of the session of the Legislative Council in the interests of good governance and effectiveness.

SECTION 1. NAMING

1. This Act shall be cited as the "More Governing, Less Campaigning Amendment (Pacific) Act 2014".

2. The Amendment adopted by this Act shall be cited as the "More Governing, Less Campaigning Amendment", in cases where the numeral rank of the Amendment is considered insufficient reference, or during the period when the Amendment is pending ratification.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

1. The second paragraph of Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Pacific Region by the substitution of "Legislative Council" in place of the present text reading "council" and "February, June, and October" in place of the present text reading "December, February, April, June, August, and October".

2. Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Pacific Region is to be amended to read as follows:

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Legislative power will be vested in a Legislative Council of the Pacific Region, consisting of three members, elected to sit for no more than four months. Elections will be held, according to the parameters of Article II, in the months of February, June, and October, and the members elected in those elections shall be entitled sit for the full period as here defined.

The voting booth will be opened and closed by the Governor; if the Governor is unavailable, then the appropriate federal official will be petitioned to open and close the booth. The Legislative Council will operate in a new "Legislation Introduction and Discussion" thread started by the Governor in the Regional Governments board upon the beginning of a new legislative session and open new threads for each bill debated.

SECTION 3. RATIFICATION OF THE AMENDMENT

1. This Amendment shall be made following ratification by public referendum as per the provisions of Article VII of the Constitution of the Pacific Region.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 02:33:03 pm »
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Article of Impeachment Against Governor Varavour

Governor Varavour, having been absent from the Fantasy Elections and Government boards for over two weeks, is removed from office.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 05:14:09 pm »
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Article of Impeachment Against Governor Varavour

Governor Varavour, having been absent from the Fantasy Elections and Government boards for over two weeks, is removed from office.

Thread will be up this afternoon.
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 10:09:26 pm »
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As Simfan has returned, I am withdrawing the articles of impeachment against him.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2014, 08:39:17 pm »
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I nominate Ebowed to fill the vacancy for Pacific Justice.

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