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« on: October 19, 2008, 02:22:25 am »
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The way this will work is that every line will have an AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: choice. Please bold AYE or NAY, or if you want an amendment, propose it; for example:

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XII.   The right to vote shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The right to vote shall not be abridged for all adult citizens

Every line with 100% Aye will be accepted, 80% Aye with no amendments the same. 100% Nay and it will be rejected, 80% nay with no amendments the same. if it is between 20-80% Aye and has an amendment, the line will be debated in the CONSTITUTIONAL RATIFICATION (AMENDMENT) THREAD. I have mainly worked off the proposal by Mr. Khan; where there is divergence, I have listed the alternate proposal underneath. The exception to this is that all references to 'Parliament' are now 'Parliament of the Republic'. When two proposals are listed, you are voting on the first; the proposal in italics is just for reference to alternate proposals expressed in debate.

If there are any problems with this plan of attack, please PM me now. I know it is imperfect, but we need to do something Smiley


PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT BEFORE VOTING, AND RE-READ EACH ARTICLE BEFORE VOTING ALSO. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE THREE PARTS TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED HERE.

Amending and passing the:
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CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANTILLIA

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Article 1: Parliament (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   Chief legislative authority in the Republic of Antillia shall be vested in Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The Parliament of the Republic shall be composed of at least one member from each province.
(Khan proposal: Parliament shall be composed of at least one member from each province, and additional members elected through the mixed-member proportional system.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Parliament of the Republic shall make no law that is inconsistent with the Constitution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall elect from among its members a Speaker, who shall only vote if the body is tied.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be elected to the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall have the authority to determine the qualifications of its members, and may censure or expel any member with due cause and a two-thirds majority.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of two-third of all members.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   Any Parliament that has sat for at least one month may dissolve itself by a majority vote.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Parliament of the Republic may dissolve itself by a majority vote if the session has lasted for at least one month prior to dissolution.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   If the Parliament of the Republic sits for five months without dissolution, it shall be automatically dissolved.
(Khan proposal: If a Parliament sits for five months, it shall be automatically dissolved.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   When the Parliament of the Republic is dissolved, new elections must be held within two weeks of the dissolution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Elections shall be run in accordance to procedures determined by the Parliament of the Republic with a two-thirds majority of its members and the approval of the Speaker.
-----------XXIa. The first election shall be run using a mixed-member proportional system. This sub-clause shall hold no power following the first election.
(Addition by Prabhusanjil)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 2: Executive (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The head of state of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The head of government of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Prime Minister shall be elected by a majority vote of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Prime Minister must be a Member of Parliament other than the Speaker.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Prime Minister and the Speaker must not be the same person.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic takes effect or until a new Prime Minister is appointed by the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by Parliament takes effect.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall not take effect until the Parliament of the Republic elects a new Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall only take effect subject to the election by the Parliament of the Republic of a replacement Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall be responsible for the selection of ministers upon advice from the Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.  The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet from ministerial ranks.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Deputy Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Chancellor of the Treasury.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Attorney-General.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Treasury and the Attorney-General must all be members of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be part of the Cabinet, except for the Speaker and judges in the court system.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The Prime Minister and Cabinet shall execute laws passed by Parliament.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall execute laws as determined by the Parliament of the Republic.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The Speaker may only refuse to execute a law if the Speaker resigns from the post or following a dissolution of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent under the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall become Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall becomes temporarily the Acting Prime Minister, until the Parliament of the Republic appoints a new Prime Minister through the usual means.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 3: Judiciary (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The highest court in Antillia shall be the High Court.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   High Court members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: Justices of the High Court shall be appointed by the Speaker on approval by 2/3 of the parliament)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   High Court members shall serve until death, resignation, or removal by a four-fifths vote of Parliament.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Parliament shall have the authority to designate further courts by law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 4: Bill of Rights (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The right to free speech shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The right to a free press shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The right to freedom of assembly shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The right to petition elected officials shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   The right to freedom of religion shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   The right to use any language shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The right to equality shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The right to a fair, public, and speedy trial shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The right to remain silent shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The right to privacy shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The right to freedom of association shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The right to vote shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The right to freedom of movement shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The right of workers to organize collectively shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   The right to freedom from servitude shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   The right to freedom shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Part two.
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Article 5: Powers denied to the Parliament (proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
I.     The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right to peaceably hold or express opinions.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the freedom of the media.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right of peaceable assembly.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing or denying support to private institutions on the basis of a religious affiliation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring an individual to join any organization.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their gender.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their ethnicity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their religion.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no ex post facto law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no bill of attainder.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to provide evidence at trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to prove their innocence.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law imposing cruel or unusual punishment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law allowing the involuntary servitude of any person to another person or a private entity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law restricting habeas corpus, save in time of war or insurrection.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law impairing contracts lawfully entered into.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing for the use of eminent domain, save for a public use and upon payment of fair compensation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 6: Rights of the Citizenry (Proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
All person born in Antillia of lawful residents, all persons who are citizens of Antillia at the adoption of this Constitution, and such other persons naturalized in accordance with the laws of Parliament shall be citizens of Antillia and, subject to such restrictions as are necessary for those not yet of full age or otherwise not fully competent to handle their own affairs, shall have the following rights:

I.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to petition public officials.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to their own culture and language.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to an impartial, speedy, and public trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to trial by jury in all criminal or civil cases except where the maximum penalty or judgment is less than one-tenth of the annual wages of a person
employed full time at a job paying the minimum wage.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to be secure in their persons, papers, and places, save in case of imminent danger or upon a warrant issued for probable cause specifying each person, paper, or place to be searched or secured.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to competent counsel of their choice in any criminal proceeding.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to vote by secret ballot.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to collectively organize for any peaceable purpose.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to travel to or reside in any place, whether domestic or foreign.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to own property, both real and personal, on an individual, family, or corporate basis.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal pay for equal work.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for themselves and their families an existence worthy of human dignity, including food, clothing, housing
and medical care and necessary social services, and supplemented by other means of social protection in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, death of a spouse, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal opportunity to employment in the public service in any capacity for which they are qualified to serve.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to marry and to found a family, but only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to education, which shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which they are the author.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 7: Separation of Powers (Proposed by V. Prabhusanjil)

I.   Incidental powers shall be considered those of the Parliament of the Republic, should those incidental powers be directly relevant to the intention of that bodies' powers, with the advancement of time; those powers not given to the Parliament of the Republic shall remain powers of the provinces.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the power to pass and enact legislation in the following areas, for the progress of the peaceful and well-intentioned governance, as do Provincial Parliaments; and shall supersede all Provincial Laws should a Legal Disagreement occur:

a) Trade and Commerce within the Republic and with Foreign Lands, including Tariffs;
b) Taxation, but not the ability to discriminate between Province in Taxation Affairs;
c) Borrowing Monies on the Public Credit of the Republic and all Monetary Reserves;
d) Communications: Postal, Telephonic, of the Internet or other like services;
e) The Defence of the Provinces and the Control of Military Services;
f) Shipping, Fisheries and Ports;
g) Quarantine, Customs, Borders and Immigration;
h) Census, National Statistics, the running of Free and Fair Elections and Meteorology;
i) Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender, both in Issuance and Certification;
j) Units of Measurement;
k) Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks;
l) Familial Partnerships and Child Welfare;
m) Governmental Welfare Support, not to the exclusion of Provincial Parliaments;
n) The Service and Execution of the Civil and Criminal Process of the Courts and their judgments throughout the Republic and where appropriate, Internationally;
o) The Recognition, throughout the Republic, of the Laws, Public Acts and Judgments of the Republic and the Provinces;
p) External Affairs;
q) Colonies, Overseas Territories, and Antillian-administered lands not within the Provinces;
r) Construction and Maintenance of Inter-Provincial Transport Links, with the Permission of all Relevant Provinces;
s) The Acquisition, on Just terms, of Property, and the Maintenance of Public Lands;
t) Matters Referred to the the Parliament of the Republic by the Provinces; but not over Provinces that do not Refer to the Parliament of the Republic;
u)  Matters Incidental to the Execution of any Power vested by this Constitution in the Parliament of the Republic, or in the Government of the Republic, or in the Judicature, or in Any Department or Officer of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III-Any other power declared by this Constitution as that of the Parliament of the Republic is an Exclusive Power of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the exclusive right to make rules and orders with respect to:

a) The mode in which its powers, privileges and immunities may be executed and upheld, in accordance with all other Articles of this Constitution;
b) The order and conduct of its business and proceedings.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Part three in the next post.
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Article 8: Ratification and Amendment
I.   To take effect, this document must be ratified by the Antillian Constitutional Convention.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   This document may be amended.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   To amend this document, Parliament must approve the prospective amendment, after which a referendum on the amendment will be held.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The amendment shall pass only if agreed upon by two-thirds of voters and one-third of the population of Antillia.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Amendments shall consist of direct revisions to the text, rather than sections added to the end.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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OK, there we go. Hopefully, this will be OK Cheesy
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     I guess I'll do this in pieces.

Article 1: Parliament (Proposed by S. Khan
I.   Chief legislative authority in the Republic of Antillia shall be vested in Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The Parliament of the Republic shall be composed of at least one member from each province.
(Khan proposal: Parliament shall be composed of at least one member from each province, and additional members elected through the mixed-member proportional system.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Parliament of the Republic shall make no law that is inconsistent with the Constitution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall elect from among its members a Speaker, who shall only vote if the body is tied.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be elected to the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall have the authority to determine the qualifications of its members, and may censure or expel any member with due cause and a two-thirds majority.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of two-third of all members.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of half plus one of all members.

VIII.   Any Parliament that has sat for at least one month may dissolve itself by a majority vote.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Parliament of the Republic may dissolve itself by a majority vote if the session has lasted for at least one month prior to dissolution.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   If the Parliament of the Republic sits for five months without dissolution, it shall be automatically dissolved.
(Khan proposal: If a Parliament sits for five months, it shall be automatically dissolved.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: If the Parliament of the Republic sits for six months without dissolution, it shall be automatically dissolved.

X.   When the Parliament of the Republic is dissolved, new elections must be held within two weeks of the dissolution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Elections shall be run in accordance to procedures determined by the Parliament of the Republic with a two-thirds majority of its members and the approval of the Speaker.
-----------XXIa. The first election shall be run using a mixed-member proportional system. This sub-clause shall hold no power following the first election.
(Addition by Prabhusanjil)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 2: Executive (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The head of state of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The head of government of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Prime Minister shall be elected by a majority vote of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Prime Minister must be a Member of Parliament other than the Speaker.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Prime Minister and the Speaker must not be the same person.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic takes effect or until a new Prime Minister is appointed by the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by Parliament takes effect.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall not take effect until the Parliament of the Republic elects a new Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall only take effect subject to the election by the Parliament of the Republic of a replacement Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall be responsible for the selection of ministers upon advice from the Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.  The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet from ministerial ranks.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Deputy Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Chancellor of the Treasury.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Attorney-General.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Treasury and the Attorney-General must all be members of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be part of the Cabinet, except for the Speaker and judges in the court system.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The Prime Minister and Cabinet shall execute laws passed by Parliament.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall execute laws as determined by the Parliament of the Republic.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The Speaker may only refuse to execute a law if the Speaker resigns from the post or following a dissolution of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent under the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall become Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall becomes temporarily the Acting Prime Minister, until the Parliament of the Republic appoints a new Prime Minister through the usual means.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 3: Judiciary (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The highest court in Antillia shall be the High Court.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   High Court members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: Justices of the High Court shall be appointed by the Speaker on approval by 2/3 of the parliament)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   High Court members shall serve until death, resignation, or removal by a four-fifths vote of Parliament.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Parliament shall have the authority to designate further courts by law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 4: Bill of Rights (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The right to free speech shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The right to a free press shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The right to freedom of assembly shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The right to petition elected officials shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   The right to freedom of religion shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The right to freedom of religion shall not be abridged should membership of that religion not abridge any of the other rights of any citizen.

VI.   The right to use any language shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The right to equality shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The right to a fair, public, and speedy trial shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The right to remain silent shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The right to privacy shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The right to freedom of association shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The right to vote shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The right to freedom of movement shall not be abridged.

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XIV.   The right of workers to organize collectively shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The right of workers to organize collectively shall not be abridged should they not in any way impede the success of their employer.

XV.   The right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   The right to freedom from servitude shall not be abridged.

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XVII.   The right to freedom shall not be abridged.

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Article 5: Powers denied to the Parliament (proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
I.     The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right to peaceably hold or express opinions.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the freedom of the media.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right of peaceable assembly.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing or denying support to private institutions on the basis of a religious affiliation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing or denying support to private institutions on the basis of a religious affiliation should membership of that religion not abridge any of the rights of any citizen.

V.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring an individual to join any organization.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their gender.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their ethnicity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their religion.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no ex post facto law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no bill of attainder.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to provide evidence at trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to prove their innocence.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law imposing cruel or unusual punishment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law imposing cruel and unusual punishment against those committing crimes lesser than high treason against the Republic of Antillia.

XIV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law allowing the involuntary servitude of any person to another person or a private entity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law allowing the involuntary servitude of any person to another person or a private entity, unless convicted of a felony or otherwise infamous crime.

XV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law restricting habeas corpus, save in time of war or insurrection.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law impairing contracts lawfully entered into.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing for the use of eminent domain, save for a public use and upon payment of fair compensation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing for the use of eminent domain.

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Article 6: Rights of the Citizenry (Proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
All person born in Antillia of lawful residents, all persons who are citizens of Antillia at the adoption of this Constitution, and such other persons naturalized in accordance with the laws of Parliament shall be citizens of Antillia and, subject to such restrictions as are necessary for those not yet of full age or otherwise not fully competent to handle their own affairs, shall have the following rights:

I.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to petition public officials.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to their own culture and language.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to an impartial, speedy, and public trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to trial by jury in all criminal or civil cases except where the maximum penalty or judgment is less than one-tenth of the annual wages of a person employed full time at a job paying the minimum wage.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to be secure in their persons, papers, and places, save in case of imminent danger or upon a warrant issued for probable cause specifying each person, paper, or place to be searched or secured.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to competent counsel of their choice in any criminal proceeding.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to vote by secret ballot.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to collectively organize for any peaceable purpose.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to collectively organize for any peaceable purpose that does not obstruct commerce of an area.

IX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to travel to or reside in any place, whether domestic or foreign.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to own property, both real and personal, on an individual, family, or corporate basis.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal pay for equal work.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for themselves and their families an existence worthy of human dignity, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and supplemented by other means of social protection in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, death of a spouse, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal opportunity to employment in the public service in any capacity for which they are qualified to serve.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests should they agree, under penalty of perjury, to not knowingly obstruct the commerce of a business.

XVI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to marry and to found a family, but only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to education, which shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which they are the author.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 7: Separation of Powers (Proposed by V. Prabhusanjil)

I.   Incidental powers shall be considered those of the Parliament of the Republic, should those incidental powers be directly relevant to the intention of that bodies' powers, with the advancement of time; those powers not given to the Parliament of the Republic shall remain powers of the provinces.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the power to pass and enact legislation in the following areas, for the progress of the peaceful and well-intentioned governance, as do Provincial Parliaments; and shall supersede all Provincial Laws should a Legal Disagreement occur:

a) Trade and Commerce within the Republic and with Foreign Lands, including Tariffs;
b) Taxation, but not the ability to discriminate between Province in Taxation Affairs;
c) Borrowing Monies on the Public Credit of the Republic and all Monetary Reserves;
d) Communications: Postal, Telephonic, of the Internet or other like services;
e) The Defence of the Provinces and the Control of Military Services;
f) Shipping, Fisheries and Ports;
g) Quarantine, Customs, Borders and Immigration;
h) Census, National Statistics, the running of Free and Fair Elections and Meteorology;
i) Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender, both in Issuance and Certification;
j) Units of Measurement;
k) Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks;
l) Familial Partnerships and Child Welfare;
m) Governmental Welfare Support, not to the exclusion of Provincial Parliaments;
n) The Service and Execution of the Civil and Criminal Process of the Courts and their judgments throughout the Republic and where appropriate, Internationally;
o) The Recognition, throughout the Republic, of the Laws, Public Acts and Judgments of the Republic and the Provinces;
p) External Affairs;
q) Colonies, Overseas Territories, and Antillian-administered lands not within the Provinces;
r) Construction and Maintenance of Inter-Provincial Transport Links, with the Permission of all Relevant Provinces;
s) The Acquisition, on Just terms, of Property, and the Maintenance of Public Lands;
t) Matters Referred to the the Parliament of the Republic by the Provinces; but not over Provinces that do not Refer to the Parliament of the Republic;
u)  Matters Incidental to the Execution of any Power vested by this Constitution in the Parliament of the Republic, or in the Government of the Republic, or in the Judicature, or in Any Department or Officer of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III-Any other power declared by this Constitution as that of the Parliament of the Republic is an Exclusive Power of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the exclusive right to make rules and orders with respect to:

a) The mode in which its powers, privileges and immunities may be executed and upheld, in accordance with all other Articles of this Constitution;
b) The order and conduct of its business and proceedings.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

Article 8: Ratification and Amendment
I.   To take effect, this document must be ratified by the Antillian Constitutional Convention.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   This document may be amended.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   To amend this document, Parliament must approve the prospective amendment, after which a referendum on the amendment will be held.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The amendment shall pass only if agreed upon by two-thirds of voters and one-third of the population of Antillia.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The amendment shall pass only if agreed upon by two-thirds of voters.

V.   Amendments shall consist of direct revisions to the text, rather than sections added to the end.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANTILLIA

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Article 1: Parliament (Proposed by S. Khan
I.   Chief legislative authority in the Republic of Antillia shall be vested in Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The Parliament of the Republic shall be composed of at least one member from each province.
(Khan proposal: Parliament shall be composed of at least one member from each province, and additional members elected through the mixed-member proportional system.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Parliament of the Republic shall make no law that is inconsistent with the Constitution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall elect from among its members a Speaker, who shall only vote if the body is tied.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall elect from among its members a Speaker by majority vote, who shall preside over the Parliament of the Republic ensuring adherence to properly defined procedures, and shall only vote if needed to break a tie.

V.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be elected to the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall have the authority to determine the qualifications of its members, and may censure or expel any member with due cause and a two-thirds majority.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of two-third of all members.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of half plus one of all members.

VIII.   Any Parliament that has sat for at least one month may dissolve itself by a majority vote.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Parliament of the Republic may dissolve itself by a majority vote if the session has lasted for at least one month prior to dissolution.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

IX.   If the Parliament of the Republic sits for five months without dissolution, it shall be automatically dissolved.
(Khan proposal: If a Parliament sits for five months, it shall be automatically dissolved.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   When the Parliament of the Republic is dissolved, new elections must be held within two weeks of the dissolution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Elections shall be run in accordance to procedures determined by the Parliament of the Republic with a two-thirds majority of its members and the approval of the Speaker.
-----------XIa. The first election shall be run using a mixed-member proportional system. This sub-clause shall hold no power following the first election.
(Addition by Prabhusanjil)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 2: Executive (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The head of state of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The head of government of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Prime Minister shall be elected by a majority vote of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Prime Minister must be a Member of Parliament other than the Speaker.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Prime Minister and the Speaker must not be the same person.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

V.   The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic takes effect or until a new Prime Minister is appointed by the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by Parliament takes effect.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall not take effect until the Parliament of the Republic elects a new Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall only take effect subject to the election by the Parliament of the Republic of a replacement Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

VII.   The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall be responsible for the selection of ministers upon advice from the Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

VIII.  The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet from ministerial ranks.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Deputy Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: One member of Cabinet other than the Prime Minister shall be appointed Deputy Prime Minister

X.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Chancellor of the Treasury.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Attorney-General.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Treasury and the Attorney-General must all be members of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be part of the Cabinet, except for the Speaker and judges in the court system.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The Prime Minister and Cabinet shall execute laws passed by Parliament.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall execute laws as determined by the Parliament of the Republic.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

XV.   The Speaker may only refuse to execute a law if the Speaker resigns from the post or following a dissolution of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent under the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall become Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall becomes temporarily the Acting Prime Minister, until the Parliament of the Republic appoints a new Prime Minister through the usual means.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall temporarily become the Acting Prime Minister until the Parliament of the Republic elects a new Prime Minister.

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Article 3: Judiciary (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The highest court in Antillia shall be the High Court.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   High Court members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: Justices of the High Court shall be appointed by the Speaker on approval by 2/3 of the parliament)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

III.   High Court members shall serve until death, resignation, or removal by a four-fifths vote of Parliament.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Parliament shall have the authority to designate further courts by law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 4: Bill of Rights (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The right to free speech shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The right to a free press shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The right to freedom of assembly shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The right to petition elected officials shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   The right to freedom of religion shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   The right to use any language shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The right to equality shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The right to a fair, public, and speedy trial shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The right to remain silent shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The right to privacy shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The right to freedom of association shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The right to vote shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The right to freedom of movement shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The right of workers to organize collectively shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   The right to freedom from servitude shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   The right to freedom shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 5: Powers denied to the Parliament (proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
I.     The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right to peaceably hold or express opinions.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the freedom of the media.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right of peaceable assembly.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right of peaceful assembly without the demand for court acquiescence in each instance.

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing or denying support to private institutions on the basis of a religious affiliation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring an individual to join any organization.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their gender.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their ethnicity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their religion.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no ex post facto law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no bill of attainder.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to provide evidence at trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to prove their innocence.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law imposing cruel or unusual punishment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law allowing the involuntary servitude of any person to another person or a private entity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law allowing the involuntary servitude of any person.

XV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law restricting habeas corpus, save in time of war or insurrection.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law restricting habeas corpus.

XVI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law impairing contracts lawfully entered into.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing for the use of eminent domain, save for a public use and upon payment of fair compensation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 6: Rights of the Citizenry (Proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
All person born in Antillia of lawful residents, all persons who are citizens of Antillia at the adoption of this Constitution, and such other persons naturalized in accordance with the laws of Parliament shall be citizens of Antillia and, subject to such restrictions as are necessary for those not yet of full age or otherwise not fully competent to handle their own affairs, shall have the following rights:

I.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to petition public officials.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to their own culture and language.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to an impartial, speedy, and public trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to trial by jury in all criminal or civil cases except where the maximum penalty or judgment is less than one-tenth of the annual wages of a person employed full time at a job paying the minimum wage.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to be secure in their persons, papers, and places, save in case of imminent danger or upon a warrant issued for probable cause specifying each person, paper, or place to be searched or secured.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to competent counsel of their choice in any criminal proceeding.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to vote by secret ballot.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to vote by secret ballot in all circumstances.

VIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to collectively organize for any peaceable purpose.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to travel to or reside in any place, whether domestic or foreign.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Citizens of Antillia have the right to move within the Republic freely, and to leave Antillia at will.

X.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to own property, both real and personal, on an individual, family, or corporate basis.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal pay for equal work.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for themselves and their families an existence worthy of human dignity, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and supplemented by other means of social protection in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, death of a spouse, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal opportunity to employment in the public service in any capacity for which they are qualified to serve.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to marry and to found a family, but only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to education, which shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children, if it is certain that education is being provided and the children do not suffer from lack of education.

XX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which they are the author.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 7: Separation of Powers (Proposed by V. Prabhusanjil)

I.   Incidental powers shall be considered those of the Parliament of the Republic, should those incidental powers be directly relevant to the intention of that bodies' powers, with the advancement of time; those powers not given to the Parliament of the Republic shall remain powers of the provinces.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the power to pass and enact legislation in the following areas, for the progress of the peaceful and well-intentioned governance, as do Provincial Parliaments; and shall supersede all Provincial Laws should a Legal Disagreement occur:

a) Trade and Commerce within the Republic and with Foreign Lands, including Tariffs;
b) Taxation, but not the ability to discriminate between Province in Taxation Affairs;
c) Borrowing Monies on the Public Credit of the Republic and all Monetary Reserves;
d) Communications: Postal, Telephonic, of the Internet or other like services;
e) The Defence of the Provinces and the Control of Military Services;
f) Shipping, Fisheries and Ports;
g) Quarantine, Customs, Borders and Immigration;
h) Census, National Statistics, the running of Free and Fair Elections and Meteorology;
i) Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender, both in Issuance and Certification;
j) Units of Measurement;
k) Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks;
l) Familial Partnerships and Child Welfare;
m) Governmental Welfare Support, not to the exclusion of Provincial Parliaments;
n) The Service and Execution of the Civil and Criminal Process of the Courts and their judgments throughout the Republic and where appropriate, Internationally;
o) The Recognition, throughout the Republic, of the Laws, Public Acts and Judgments of the Republic and the Provinces;
p) External Affairs;
q) Colonies, Overseas Territories, and Antillian-administered lands not within the Provinces;
r) Construction and Maintenance of Inter-Provincial Transport Links, with the Permission of all Relevant Provinces;
s) The Acquisition, on Just terms, of Property, and the Maintenance of Public Lands;
t) Matters Referred to the the Parliament of the Republic by the Provinces; but not over Provinces that do not Refer to the Parliament of the Republic;
u)  Matters Incidental to the Execution of any Power vested by this Constitution in the Parliament of the Republic, or in the Government of the Republic, or in the Judicature, or in Any Department or Officer of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: Amend clause e) to: The Defence of the Republic and the Control of Military Services; amend clause q) to remove 'Colonies, '; amend to remove clause s.

III-Any other power declared by this Constitution as that of the Parliament of the Republic is an Exclusive Power of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the exclusive right to make rules and orders with respect to:

a) The mode in which its powers, privileges and immunities may be executed and upheld, in accordance with all other Articles of this Constitution;
b) The order and conduct of its business and proceedings.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 8: Ratification and Amendment
I.   To take effect, this document must be ratified by the Antillian Constitutional Convention.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   This document may be amended.

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III.   To amend this document, Parliament must approve the prospective amendment, after which a referendum on the amendment will be held.

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IV.   The amendment shall pass only if agreed upon by two-thirds of voters and one-third of the population of Antillia.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO: The amendment shall pass only iff agreed upon by a majority of voters in a two--thirds majority of provinces and a majority of voters in all provinces directly affected by the amendment

V.   Amendments shall consist of direct revisions to the text, rather than sections added to the end.

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CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANTILLIA

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Article 1: Parliament (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   Chief legislative authority in the Republic of Antillia shall be vested in Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The Parliament of the Republic shall be composed of at least one member from each province.
(Khan proposal: Parliament shall be composed of at least one member from each province, and additional members elected through the mixed-member proportional system.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Parliament of the Republic shall make no law that is inconsistent with the Constitution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall elect from among its members a Speaker, who shall only vote if the body is tied.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be elected to the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall have the authority to determine the qualifications of its members, and may censure or expel any member with due cause and a two-thirds majority.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of two-third of all members.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   Any Parliament that has sat for at least one month may dissolve itself by a majority vote.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Parliament of the Republic may dissolve itself by a majority vote if the session has lasted for at least one month prior to dissolution.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   If the Parliament of the Republic sits for five months without dissolution, it shall be automatically dissolved.
(Khan proposal: If a Parliament sits for five months, it shall be automatically dissolved.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   When the Parliament of the Republic is dissolved, new elections must be held within two weeks of the dissolution.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Elections shall be run in accordance to procedures determined by the Parliament of the Republic with a two-thirds majority of its members and the approval of the Speaker.
-----------XXIa. The first election shall be run using a mixed-member proportional system. This sub-clause shall hold no power following the first election.
(Addition by Prabhusanjil)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 2: Executive (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The head of state of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The head of government of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The Prime Minister shall be elected by a majority vote of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Prime Minister must be a Member of Parliament other than the Speaker.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Prime Minister and the Speaker must not be the same person.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic takes effect or until a new Prime Minister is appointed by the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by Parliament takes effect.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall not take effect until the Parliament of the Republic elects a new Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall only take effect subject to the election by the Parliament of the Republic of a replacement Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall be responsible for the selection of ministers upon advice from the Prime Minister.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.  The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet from ministerial ranks.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Deputy Prime Minister.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Chancellor of the Treasury.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Attorney-General.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Treasury and the Attorney-General must all be members of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

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XIII.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be part of the Cabinet, except for the Speaker and judges in the court system.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The Prime Minister and Cabinet shall execute laws passed by Parliament.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall execute laws as determined by the Parliament of the Republic.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The Speaker may only refuse to execute a law if the Speaker resigns from the post or following a dissolution of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent under the Khan proposal)

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XVI.   If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall become Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall becomes temporarily the Acting Prime Minister, until the Parliament of the Republic appoints a new Prime Minister through the usual means.)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 3: Judiciary (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The highest court in Antillia shall be the High Court.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   High Court members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: Justices of the High Court shall be appointed by the Speaker on approval by 2/3 of the parliament)

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   High Court members shall serve until death, resignation, or removal by a four-fifths vote of Parliament.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Parliament shall have the authority to designate further courts by law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 4: Bill of Rights (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The right to free speech shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   The right to a free press shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   The right to freedom of assembly shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The right to petition elected officials shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   The right to freedom of religion shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   The right to use any language shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The right to equality shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The right to a fair, public, and speedy trial shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The right to remain silent shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The right to privacy shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The right to freedom of association shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The right to vote shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The right to freedom of movement shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The right of workers to organize collectively shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment shall not be abridged.

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XVI.   The right to freedom from servitude shall not be abridged.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   The right to freedom shall not be abridged.

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Article 5: Powers denied to the Parliament (proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
I.     The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right to peaceably hold or express opinions.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the freedom of the media.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right of peaceable assembly.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing or denying support to private institutions on the basis of a religious affiliation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring an individual to join any organization.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their gender.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their ethnicity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their religion.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no ex post facto law.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no bill of attainder.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to provide evidence at trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to prove their innocence.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law imposing cruel or unusual punishment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law allowing the involuntary servitude of any person to another person or a private entity.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law restricting habeas corpus, save in time of war or insurrection.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law impairing contracts lawfully entered into.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing for the use of eminent domain, save for a public use and upon payment of fair compensation.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 6: Rights of the Citizenry (Proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
All person born in Antillia of lawful residents, all persons who are citizens of Antillia at the adoption of this Constitution, and such other persons naturalized in accordance with the laws of Parliament shall be citizens of Antillia and, subject to such restrictions as are necessary for those not yet of full age or otherwise not fully competent to handle their own affairs, shall have the following rights:

I.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to petition public officials.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to their own culture and language.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to an impartial, speedy, and public trial.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to trial by jury in all criminal or civil cases except where the maximum penalty or judgment is less than one-tenth of the annual wages of a person
employed full time at a job paying the minimum wage.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

V.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to be secure in their persons, papers, and places, save in case of imminent danger or upon a warrant issued for probable cause specifying each person, paper, or place to be searched or secured.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to competent counsel of their choice in any criminal proceeding.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to vote by secret ballot.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

VIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to collectively organize for any peaceable purpose.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to travel to or reside in any place, whether domestic or foreign.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

X.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to own property, both real and personal, on an individual, family, or corporate basis.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal pay for equal work.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for themselves and their families an existence worthy of human dignity, including food, clothing, housing
and medical care and necessary social services, and supplemented by other means of social protection in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, death of a spouse, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal opportunity to employment in the public service in any capacity for which they are qualified to serve.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to marry and to found a family, but only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XVIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to education, which shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XIX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

XX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which they are the author.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

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Article 7: Separation of Powers (Proposed by V. Prabhusanjil)

I.   Incidental powers shall be considered those of the Parliament of the Republic, should those incidental powers be directly relevant to the intention of that bodies' powers, with the advancement of time; those powers not given to the Parliament of the Republic shall remain powers of the provinces.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

II-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the power to pass and enact legislation in the following areas, for the progress of the peaceful and well-intentioned governance, as do Provincial Parliaments; and shall supersede all Provincial Laws should a Legal Disagreement occur:

a) Trade and Commerce within the Republic and with Foreign Lands, including Tariffs;
b) Taxation, but not the ability to discriminate between Province in Taxation Affairs;
c) Borrowing Monies on the Public Credit of the Republic and all Monetary Reserves;
d) Communications: Postal, Telephonic, of the Internet or other like services;
e) The Defence of the Provinces and the Control of Military Services;
f) Shipping, Fisheries and Ports;
g) Quarantine, Customs, Borders and Immigration;
h) Census, National Statistics, the running of Free and Fair Elections and Meteorology;
i) Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender, both in Issuance and Certification;
j) Units of Measurement;
k) Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks;
l) Familial Partnerships and Child Welfare;
m) Governmental Welfare Support, not to the exclusion of Provincial Parliaments;
n) The Service and Execution of the Civil and Criminal Process of the Courts and their judgments throughout the Republic and where appropriate, Internationally;
o) The Recognition, throughout the Republic, of the Laws, Public Acts and Judgments of the Republic and the Provinces;
p) External Affairs;
q) Colonies, Overseas Territories, and Antillian-administered lands not within the Provinces;
r) Construction and Maintenance of Inter-Provincial Transport Links, with the Permission of all Relevant Provinces;
s) The Acquisition, on Just terms, of Property, and the Maintenance of Public Lands;
t) Matters Referred to the the Parliament of the Republic by the Provinces; but not over Provinces that do not Refer to the Parliament of the Republic;
u)  Matters Incidental to the Execution of any Power vested by this Constitution in the Parliament of the Republic, or in the Government of the Republic, or in the Judicature, or in Any Department or Officer of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III-Any other power declared by this Constitution as that of the Parliament of the Republic is an Exclusive Power of the Republic.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the exclusive right to make rules and orders with respect to:

a) The mode in which its powers, privileges and immunities may be executed and upheld, in accordance with all other Articles of this Constitution;
b) The order and conduct of its business and proceedings.

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Article 8: Ratification and Amendment
I.   To take effect, this document must be ratified by the Antillian Constitutional Convention.

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II.   This document may be amended.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

III.   To amend this document, Parliament must approve the prospective amendment, after which a referendum on the amendment will be held.

AYE/NAY/AMEND TO:

IV.   The amendment shall pass only if agreed upon by two-thirds of voters and one-third of the population of Antillia.

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V.   Amendments shall consist of direct revisions to the text, rather than sections added to the end.

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question. should i get a vote, considering i'm not a MP but the GM?
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question. should i get a vote, considering i'm not a MP but the GM?

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question. should i get a vote, considering i'm not a MP but the GM?

I'd say yes; after all, you may not always be GM and this does ffect the GM's tasks anyway.
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Article 1: Parliament (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   Chief legislative authority in the Republic of Antillia shall be vested in Parliament of the Republic.

AYE

II.   The Parliament of the Republic shall be composed of at least one member from each province.
(Khan proposal: Parliament shall be composed of at least one member from each province, and additional members elected through the mixed-member proportional system.)

AMEND TO: KHAN PROPOSAL

III.   The Parliament of the Republic shall make no law that is inconsistent with the Constitution.

AYE

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall elect from among its members a Speaker, who shall only vote if the body is tied.

AYE

V.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be elected to the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE

VI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall have the authority to determine the qualifications of its members, and may censure or expel any member with due cause and a two-thirds majority.

AYE

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of two-third of all members.

AMEND TO: The Parliament of the Republic cannot carry out its duties without a quorum of half plus one of all members.

VIII.   Any Parliament that has sat for at least one month may dissolve itself by a majority vote.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Parliament of the Republic may dissolve itself by a majority vote if the session has lasted for at least one month prior to dissolution.)

AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

IX.   If the Parliament of the Republic sits for five months without dissolution, it shall be automatically dissolved.
(Khan proposal: If a Parliament sits for five months, it shall be automatically dissolved.)

AYE

X.   When the Parliament of the Republic is dissolved, new elections must be held within two weeks of the dissolution.

AYE

XI.   Elections shall be run in accordance to procedures determined by the Parliament of the Republic with a two-thirds majority of its members and the approval of the Speaker.
-----------XXIa. The first election shall be run using a mixed-member proportional system. This sub-clause shall hold no power following the first election.
(Addition by Prabhusanjil)

AYE (TO BOTH)

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Article 2: Executive (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The head of state of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE

II.   The head of government of the Republic of Antillia shall be the Prime Minister.

AYE

III.   The Prime Minister shall be elected by a majority vote of the Parliament of the Republic.

AYE

IV.   The Prime Minister must be a Member of Parliament other than the Speaker.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Prime Minister and the Speaker must not be the same person.)

AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

V.   The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic takes effect or until a new Prime Minister is appointed by the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: The Prime Minister shall stay in office until a Measure of No Confidence passed by Parliament takes effect.)

AMEND TO: Khan proposal

VI.   A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall not take effect until the Parliament of the Republic elects a new Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: A Measure of No Confidence passed by the Parliament of the Republic shall only take effect subject to the election by the Parliament of the Republic of a replacement Prime Minister.)

AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

VII.   The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall be responsible for the selection of ministers upon advice from the Prime Minister.)

AYE

VIII.  The Prime Minister shall appoint a Cabinet from ministerial ranks.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE

IX.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Deputy Prime Minister.

AYE

X.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Chancellor of the Treasury.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE

XI.   One member of the Cabinet shall be appointed Attorney-General.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE

XII.   The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Treasury and the Attorney-General must all be members of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent in the Khan proposal)

AYE

XIII.   Any Antillian citizen qualified to vote may be part of the Cabinet, except for the Speaker and judges in the court system.

AYE

XIV.   The Prime Minister and Cabinet shall execute laws passed by Parliament.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: The Speaker shall execute laws as determined by the Parliament of the Republic.)

AYE

XV.   The Speaker may only refuse to execute a law if the Speaker resigns from the post or following a dissolution of the Parliament of the Republic.
(Khan proposal: This line does not have an equivalent under the Khan proposal)

AMEND TO: Khan proposal

XVI.   If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall become Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: If the Prime Ministership becomes vacant, the Deputy Prime Minister shall becomes temporarily the Acting Prime Minister, until the Parliament of the Republic appoints a new Prime Minister through the usual means.)

AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

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Article 3: Judiciary (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The highest court in Antillia shall be the High Court.

AYE

II.   High Court members shall be appointed by the Prime Minister.
(Prabhusanjil proposal: Justices of the High Court shall be appointed by the Speaker on approval by 2/3 of the parliament)

AMEND TO: Prabhusanjil proposal

III.   High Court members shall serve until death, resignation, or removal by a four-fifths vote of Parliament.

AMEND TO: High Court members shall serve until age 75, resignation, or removal by a four-fifths vote of Parliament.

IV.   Parliament shall have the authority to designate further courts by law.

AYE

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Article 4: Bill of Rights (Proposed by S. Khan)
I.   The right to free speech shall not be abridged.

AYE

II.   The right to a free press shall not be abridged.

AYE

III.   The right to freedom of assembly shall not be abridged.

AYE

IV.   The right to petition elected officials shall not be abridged.

AYE

V.   The right to freedom of religion shall not be abridged.

AYE

VI.   The right to use any language shall not be abridged.

AYE

VII.   The right to equality shall not be abridged.

AYE

VIII.   The right to a fair, public, and speedy trial shall not be abridged.

AYE

IX.   The right to remain silent shall not be abridged.

AYE

X.   The right to privacy shall not be abridged.

AYE

XI.   The right to freedom of association shall not be abridged.

AYE

XII.   The right to vote shall not be abridged.

AYE

XIII.   The right to freedom of movement shall not be abridged.

AYE

XIV.   The right of workers to organize collectively shall not be abridged.

AYE

XV.   The right to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment shall not be abridged.

AYE

XVI.   The right to freedom from servitude shall not be abridged.

AYE

XVII.   The right to freedom shall not be abridged.

AYE
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Article 5: Powers denied to the Parliament (proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
I.     The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right to peaceably hold or express opinions.

AYE

II.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the freedom of the media.

AYE

III.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law abridging the right of peaceable assembly.

AYE

IV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing or denying support to private institutions on the basis of a religious affiliation.

AYE

V.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring an individual to join any organization.

AYE

VI.    The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their gender.

AYE

VII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their ethnicity.

AYE

VIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law discriminating between individuals on the basis of their religion.

AYE

IX.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no ex post facto law.

AYE

X.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no bill of attainder.

AYE

XI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to provide evidence at trial.

AYE

XII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law requiring defendants to prove their innocence.

AYE

XIII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law imposing cruel or unusual punishment.

AYE

XIV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law allowing the involuntary servitude of any person to another person or a private entity.

AYE

XV.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law restricting habeas corpus, save in time of war or insurrection.

AYE

XVI.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law impairing contracts lawfully entered into.

AYE

XVII.   The Parliament of the Republic shall pass no law providing for the use of eminent domain, save for a public use and upon payment of fair compensation.

AYE

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Article 6: Rights of the Citizenry (Proposed by D. Hordern [proposed as a replacement to Article 4 as proposed by S. Khan])
All person born in Antillia of lawful residents, all persons who are citizens of Antillia at the adoption of this Constitution, and such other persons naturalized in accordance with the laws of Parliament shall be citizens of Antillia and, subject to such restrictions as are necessary for those not yet of full age or otherwise not fully competent to handle their own affairs, shall have the following rights:

I.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to petition public officials.

AYE

II.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to their own culture and language.

AYE

III.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to an impartial, speedy, and public trial.

AYE

IV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to trial by jury in all criminal or civil cases except where the maximum penalty or judgment is less than one-tenth of the annual wages of a person employed full time at a job paying the minimum wage.

AYE

V.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to be secure in their persons, papers, and places, save in case of imminent danger or upon a warrant issued for probable cause specifying each person, paper, or place to be searched or secured.

AYE

VI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to competent counsel of their choice in any criminal proceeding.

AYE

VII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to vote by secret ballot.

AYE

VIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to collectively organize for any peaceable purpose.

AYE

IX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to travel to or reside in any place, whether domestic or foreign.

AYE

X.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to own property, both real and personal, on an individual, family, or corporate basis.

AYE

XI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work, and to protection against unemployment.

AYE

XII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal pay for equal work.

AYE

XIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for themselves and their families an existence worthy of human dignity, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and supplemented by other means of social protection in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, death of a spouse, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control.

AYE

XIV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to equal opportunity to employment in the public service in any capacity for which they are qualified to serve.

AYE

XV.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests.

AYE

XVI.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

AYE

XVII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to marry and to found a family, but only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

AYE

XVIII.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to education, which shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

AYE

XIX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

AYE

XX.   Citizens of Antillia shall have the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which they are the author.

AYE

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Article 7: Separation of Powers (Proposed by V. Prabhusanjil)

I.   Incidental powers shall be considered those of the Parliament of the Republic, should those incidental powers be directly relevant to the intention of that bodies' powers, with the advancement of time; those powers not given to the Parliament of the Republic shall remain powers of the provinces.

AYE

II-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the power to pass and enact legislation in the following areas, for the progress of the peaceful and well-intentioned governance, as do Provincial Parliaments; and shall supersede all Provincial Laws should a Legal Disagreement occur:

a) Trade and Commerce within the Republic and with Foreign Lands, including Tariffs;
b) Taxation, but not the ability to discriminate between Province in Taxation Affairs;
c) Borrowing Monies on the Public Credit of the Republic and all Monetary Reserves;
d) Communications: Postal, Telephonic, of the Internet or other like services;
e) The Defence of the Provinces and the Control of Military Services;
f) Shipping, Fisheries and Ports;
g) Quarantine, Customs, Borders and Immigration;
h) Census, National Statistics, the running of Free and Fair Elections and Meteorology;
i) Currency, Coinage and Legal Tender, both in Issuance and Certification;
j) Units of Measurement;
k) Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks;
l) Familial Partnerships and Child Welfare;
m) Governmental Welfare Support, not to the exclusion of Provincial Parliaments;
n) The Service and Execution of the Civil and Criminal Process of the Courts and their judgments throughout the Republic and where appropriate, Internationally;
o) The Recognition, throughout the Republic, of the Laws, Public Acts and Judgments of the Republic and the Provinces;
p) External Affairs;
q) Colonies, Overseas Territories, and Antillian-administered lands not within the Provinces;
r) Construction and Maintenance of Inter-Provincial Transport Links, with the Permission of all Relevant Provinces;
s) The Acquisition, on Just terms, of Property, and the Maintenance of Public Lands;
t) Matters Referred to the the Parliament of the Republic by the Provinces; but not over Provinces that do not Refer to the Parliament of the Republic;
u)  Matters Incidental to the Execution of any Power vested by this Constitution in the Parliament of the Republic, or in the Government of the Republic, or in the Judicature, or in Any Department or Officer of the Republic.

AYE

III-Any other power declared by this Constitution as that of the Parliament of the Republic is an Exclusive Power of the Republic.

AYE

IV-The Parliament of the Republic shall have the exclusive right to make rules and orders with respect to:

a) The mode in which its powers, privileges and immunities may be executed and upheld, in accordance with all other Articles of this Constitution;
b) The order and conduct of its business and proceedings.

AYE
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Article 8: Ratification and Amendment
I.   To take effect, this document must be ratified by the Antillian Constitutional Convention.

AYE

II.   This document may be amended.

AYE

III.   To amend this document, Parliament must approve the prospective amendment, after which a referendum on the amendment will be held.

AYE

IV.   The amendment shall pass only if agreed upon by two-thirds of voters and one-third of the population of Antillia.

AMEND TO: The amendment shall pass only if agreed upon by a majority of voters in a two-thirds majority of provinces and a majority of voters in all provinces directly affected by the amendment

V.   Amendments shall consist of direct revisions to the text, rather than sections added to the end.

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