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Procedures of the Landsraad

Post by Spraki » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:18 pm

Section 1. Membership.
  1. By being a member of the Landsraad, the member owns zir own seat in the Landsraad (“the seat”). A member is titled, if a man, Lord Elector of the Imperial Republic, or, if a woman, Lady Elector of the Imperial Republic.
  2. A member can only be separated from zir seat by dying, by gifting the seat to another citizen, by losing citizenship, by resigning the seat, or by forefeiting the seat. A member's seat is forefeited upon the member's failure to attend the session in the Landsraad for four continuous (Norton) years. Upon resignation or forefeiture, the seat is destroyed.
  3. Upon the death of a member, zir seat is transferred to zir legitimate issue, with preference to the older and their descendants over the younger and their descendants, not counting any non-citizens, unless a last will and testament should provide that some other citizen should inherit the seat.
  4. A member may by communicating to the Prætor appoint a representative for a given time for zir seat. The representative shall have, for the duration of zir representation, the full rights associated to that seat.
  5. The Kaiser shall appoint a representative for any child under the age of 15 who may own a seat. No child under the age of 15 may take part in the deliberations of the Landsraad.
  6. The owner decides zir seat’s name.
  7. Upon loss of citizenship of a member, zir seat is destroyed.
  8. The Prætor shall record the seat and zir owner, and any transactions made to that seat, as well as any representatives for that seat.
  9. Should any person at any given point in time own more than one seats, zir seats shall permanently merge to become one seat.
  10. The Kaiser may create and grant a seat for a citizen of the Imperial Republic.
  11. The Landsraad may, by resolution of three quarters' majority, cause a member's forefeiture of a seat.

(Amended X.1654, IX.1666, X.1669)

Section 2. Presiding officer.
(a) The Prætor presides over the Landsraad in all matters. The Prætor shall be authorized to appoint a deputy prætor to assist the Prætor in matters that shall be delegated to the deputy. The Prætor shall not vote unless to break a tie. Similarly, the deputy prætor shall not vote when presiding unless it is to break a tie.

(b) When the Landsraad has no Prætor in office, the Kaiser (or the Ruling Steward) or zir appointed deputy prætor shall preside, provided, however, that the Kaiser (or Ruling Steward) or zir appointed deputy shall hold no vote except in ties in those proceedings.

(c) Whenever these Procedures refer to the Prætor, it shall be applicable to the Kaiser (or the Ruling Steward) and presiding deputy prætor if necessary and applicable.

Section 3. Elections.
In any election with two candidates, the candidate receiving a plurality of votes shall be elected. In confirmation elections (that it to say when there is only one candidate), the candidate must enjoy the favour of the Landsraad, in the form of a plurality of AYE votes, in order to be confirmed.

In any election of three or more candidates, the instant-runoff voting (also known as the alternative vote) shall be used.

Section 4. Acts of the Landsraad.
Laws passed by the Landsraad are known as Acts of Landsraad. Bills must be codified so as to amend the Imperial Code of Law. No two or more rival bills may all be considered by the Landsraad at the same time.

Section 5. Voting.
(a) The Prætor shall open voting on any bill or resolution placed before the Landsraad no sooner than twenty-four hours after its original posting.
(b) If a bill or resolution is amended prior to a vote, the vote may be opened no sooner than twenty-four hours after the amendment is made. Each successive amendment shall extend the voting moratorium accordingly.
(c) Debate can continue during a vote, but no amendments may be made.
(d) The only acceptable votes are ones in favour (AYE/YEA/etc.), ones against (NAY/etc.), and ones abstaining (PRESENT/etc.)
(e) Voting shall last for no less than three days, and no more than seven days, provided however that the Prætor may at zir discretion close the vote on a proposal early if a majority of members have voted for or against the proposal.
(f) The vote may be closed at the discretion of the Prætor.

(Amended V.1655)

Section 6. Treaties.
All treaties ratified by the Landsraad shall be recorded in its journals by the Prætor. The Prætor attests to the ratification.

Section 7. Resolutions.
Resolutions adopted by the Landsraad shall be recorded in its journals by the Prætor. The Prætor attests to the adoption and represents the Landsraad before other bodies.

Section 8. By-laws and Interpretation.
(a) The Prætor makes by-laws under these Procedures when a matter is unclear.
(b) The Prætor interprets the Procedures.

Section 9. Amendments.
Amendments to these Procedures are made by simple majority.

Section 10. Decorum.
All Members of the Landsraad shall be required to maintain appropriate decorum at all times, and may be suspended or expelled for failing to do so.



(as of X.1669)

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Re: Procedures of the Landsraad

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By-law on the application of the new voting system

The new voting system will not be implemented on votes that already have begun according to the old system.
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By-law on deputy praetor
It is permissable for the Praetor to appoint more than one deputy praetor, provided that there shall be a hierarchy between the deputy praetors.
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[1659.VIII.11-(al-Osman-Dravot, Liv)]
Bylaw on the Administration of Records

  1. All legislation, procedural documents, orders, notices, attestations, and any other written material presented before the Landsraad, appended to its Front Gate, or placed into its archives, must be presented in Istvanistani or Praeta with a Istvanistani translation.
  2. Dates and times must be recorded in the Anno Norton format.
  3. All records pertaining to the business of the Landsraad, including the transcript of debates and the tally of votes, must be passed into the archives of the Landsraad once the Praetor declares the matter in question to be concluded.
  4. Only a finalised copy of a passed bill may be placed by the Praetor in the register of passed bills housed in the Forum of Passed Bills.
  5. All transcripts and voting records pertaining to passed bills, presently held in the register of passed bills, will be transferred to the archives of the Landsraad.

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[1660.VI.6-(Sprocket, Prætor)]
By Law: Division of Labor of Deputy Prætors

  1. The first deputy prætor is tasked with assisting the prætor with the administrative duties of the Prætor within the chamber, i.e. keeping order, proposing bylaws to the Prætor in private, assisting with maintaining decorum, etc.
  2. The second deputy prætor is tasked with assisting the prætor with the administrative duties of the Prætor outside the chamber, i.e. ensuring the safety and security of the Palace of Zirandorthel, general staffing issues, archiving, property management, etc.
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[1660.XV.13-(Sprocket, Prætor)]
By Law: Unfriendly Amendments

  • Unfriendly amendments may cause an immediate division if seconded by one other member. If there is no seconding, the unfriendly amendment cannot cause a division. Divisions shall last for 72 Gregorian hours, unless they can be ended sooner in accordance with the procedures.
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[1660.XV.13-(Sprocket, Prætor)]
By Law: Proxies

  • Members are responsible for their proxies' behavior, and shall take credit and responsibility for any outcome of proxies' behavior, including (but not limited to) salary, awards, civil damages, warnings, promotions, etc. .
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[1664.VI.7-(Sprocket, Prætor)]
By Law: Interpretation of Section 5(e)


Section 5, subsection e, of the Procedures is interpreted thus:
  1. Three days and seven days are interpreted as three respective seven units of time in the Apollo calendar, corresponding to six respestive fourteen weeks in the Norton calendar (36 days respective 84 days)
  2. The counting of members who are left to vote on a matter shall be made on the basis on members who have been active in the Landsraad for the preceeding year. A majority may therefore constitute a majority of those electors who have been active in the Landsraad for the proceeding year.
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[1666.IX.VI-(Sprocket, Prætor)]
By Law: Interpretation of the Automatic Forfeiture Period


Whereas an amended adopted today made certain that any member of the Landsraad having not attended the Landsraad for four consecutive years shall have his or her seat forfeited and destroyed, I rule hereby that my interpretation of the Rules is thus that the amendment does not carry retroactive effect, and therefore the activity rule can only be enforced for any member whose inactivity lasts for four consecutive months after the adoption of the amendment to the Rules.

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[1667.IX.21-(Sprocket, Prætor)]
Ruling: On the membership of Lord Senàn Caldwell


Lord Senàn Caldwell, admitted to the Landsraad on 21.VIII.1667, is, as of 21.XI.1667 not a citizen of the Imperial Republic. His membership of the Landsraad has therefore ended.
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[1668.V.19-(Sprocket, Prætor)]
Ruling: On the membership of Prince Daniyal ibn Daniyal


The Lord Daniyal ibn Daniyal Simrani-Kalirion admitted to the Landsraad on 1.I.1665, is, as of 20.IV.1668 not a citizen of the Imperial Republic. His membership of the Landsraad has therefore ended as of the latter date.
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