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« on: July 30, 2016, 10:07:41 pm »
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An Amendment
To define the commencement of terms to the elected offices of the Federal Government.

Title: The Term Commencement Amendment

Section 1: The Presidency

The President and Vice President shall take office at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on the first Friday in the month following the ticket's election to the office.

Section 2: The Senate and House

1. The Senators shall take office at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday after the completion of all elections by the regions for that class have been completed.

2. The members of the House of Representatives shall take office at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday following the completion of the House elections.

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 11:23:53 pm »
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Is the idea that this is better in the constitution than in statue? The elections act that just passed the Senate covers this.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 08:14:55 pm »
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I agree with Tmth.

I motion to table this admendment
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 09:03:38 pm »
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Is the idea that this is better in the constitution than in statue? The elections act that just passed the Senate covers this.
I'm sponsoring this on behalf of Justice Yankee. I can ask him his reasons.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 03:38:48 am »
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I am not mistaken this was offered before the legislation mentioned passed the Senate.


Basically, the point of this is to clearly define when the terms begin, because I said in the introduction post in the thread, we were operating on an immediate basis for congress and for President basically utilizing an implied holdover from the Third Constitution that has since expired.

IF people are statisfied with legislation than fine. I will say that this has always been in the Constitution to my knowledge, but the merits of dealing with it one way or another is not something I have frankly given much thought to.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 11:47:56 pm »
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Even if we want to put it into the constitution, the constitutional ad hoc committee (which we are both on) is the most appropriate method, IMO. I think we'll have several small provisions and I'd rather have them all in one amendment then keep sending folks back to the voting booths to vote on small amendments.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 01:51:36 pm »
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I introduced a motion on the floor, Mr. Speaker.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 01:54:15 pm »
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I introduced a motion on the floor, Mr. Speaker.
Motions to table require two other representatives to second it. So far, no one has.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2016, 01:58:31 pm »
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I introduced a motion on the floor, Mr. Speaker.
Motions to table require two other representatives to second it. So far, no one has.
Thank You Sir for the clarification.
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2016, 08:00:50 pm »
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It should be done via amendment because:

1. This is how it was amended in the US Constitution
2. We forgot to put it in our constitution (which was a mistake)
3. Having strong clarity for transition of power benefits our republic to promote the general goodwill and tranquility.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2016, 09:33:23 pm »
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It should be done via amendment because:

1. This is how it was amended in the US Constitution
2. We forgot to put it in our constitution (which was a mistake)
3. Having strong clarity for transition of power benefits our republic to promote the general goodwill and tranquility.
I wasn't sure before, but I agree with Rep. JCL.
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2016, 10:10:54 pm »
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Once again, I would urge the body to consider allowing the Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee the time to produce a comprehensive amendment of small changes, rather than push each one through individually. That is partly why we established it in the first place.

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2016, 11:24:59 am »
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Once again, I would urge the body to consider allowing the Constitutional Ad Hoc Committee the time to produce a comprehensive amendment of small changes, rather than push each one through individually. That is partly why we established it in the first place.

#voterfatigue
I realize I'm flip-flopping now, but Senator Tmth also makes a good point. I second Rep. Classic Conservative's motion to table. If there is a second second, we can move to a vote to table this amendment.
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2016, 03:06:52 pm »
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Motion to table so the committee can look at this issue further.
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2016, 04:09:49 pm »
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Alright, we will now have a 72-hour vote on tabling this. Representatives may vote AYE, NAY, or ABSTAIN.
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2016, 04:10:24 pm »
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AYE
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AYE
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2016, 04:12:52 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2016, 04:14:39 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2016, 11:10:38 am »
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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2016, 01:35:36 pm »
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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2016, 03:06:42 pm »
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The vote to table has enough votes to pass. This amendment has been tabled.
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