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« on: September 03, 2012, 12:38:51 pm »
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An Amendment
to spur Government Activity by giving those elected to the Legislature a duty to be active in representing Pacific Citizens. This Amendment will over rule and make null both the 2nd amendment and 10th Amendment to the Second Pacific Constitution.

Sponsor- Governor Spamage

This Amendment shall be titled “The Pacific Elected Legislature Amendment”.


Section 1: The Legislature
    
1.   The legislative power of the Pacific is given to the Pacific Legislature

2.   4 members of the Legislature elected via preferential voting will be called Representatives

3.   Representatives shall be elected by any registered Pacific citizen and must be eligible to vote in the Pacific Region.

4.   In its entirety the Legislature will be composed of the 4 Representatives and the Lieutenant Governor. All of those officials are given full voting rights.

5.   The Representatives, Governor, and Lieutenant Governor may all propose Legislation and Amendments for voting.

6.   In order for an Amendment to be ratified it must be approved by 2/3rds of those voting in the Legislature.


Section 2: Elections and impeachment proceedings

1.   Elections shall begin at midnight Pacific Standard Time, on the penultimate Friday in April and August, and on the second Friday in December. Each election shall conclude exactly seventy-two hours after it begins.

2.   Elections for Representatives shall be by preferential voting, and may be regulated by law.

3.   The candidates with the top 4 highest votes will become Representatives on the first Friday following election.

4.   In the event where a Representative does not post for 20 days without a prior notice of absence their place in the Legislature will become vacant and a special election will be held on the following Friday.

Section 3: Recalls

1.   Any citizen may propose the recall of the Governor or Lieutenant Governor to the Pacific Region.

2.   The members of the Legislature shall vote on each recall petition that has been signed by a total of five citizens within one week of being proposed.

3.   A referendum on each recall petition shall begin one day after it obtains the required signatures and shall remain open for one week.

4.   If at least two-thirds of those voting approve, the official named in the recall petition shall cease to hold office immediately.


Voting shall begin immediately and shall last until 1 week from now........

Please vote AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 03:31:31 pm »
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AYE
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 06:12:16 am »
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Nay
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 06:34:52 pm »
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Aye
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 09:49:24 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 12:40:33 am »
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A separate thread? Weird.

Anyway, nay. We tried having elected representatives and it didn't work very well.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 01:51:47 am »
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 09:06:44 am »
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 05:51:07 pm »
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The Amendment passes and is hereby valid into the pacific Constitution by a margin of 5 ayes and 2 nays with 0 abstentions. Elections will likely be held this coming friday
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