2012/R3 Standing Orders of the General Assembly (Fiova) (original)
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WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE PROVINCE AND PENDING ACTS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The current version is here.
Version as originally approved by 2012/R3
9 June 2012/XXXIII
16 July 2013/XXXIV
- Any citizen may propose a draft of a bill or of a resolution to the General Assembly, and leave it for discussion for as long as they want, revising it as often as they want. A Bill is a proposal for a new law, or for an amendment to an existing law; a Resolution is a simple statement of the views of the General Assembly with no legal effect.
- Once they like it, they submit the draft to the Túischac'h for official publication. An officially published draft of a bill or of a resolution shall be denoted by the word PROPOSAL: at the beginning of the subject line.
- Once officially published by the Túischac'h, citizens have 7 days to officially publish an amendment to the bill. The Bill may go directly to a FINAL VOTE if all citizens indicate that they have no amendments for the bill in question. Any amendment shall be published in the same thread as the original bill, and be denoted by the word AMENDMENT: at the beginning of the subject line. Seven days after publication of the draft, voting on the amendments shall begin, and last for seven days.
- Once all of the amendments have been settled and applied, the Túischac'h calls for a vote on the final version of the bill, which lasts for 7 days. A final call for a vote shall be denoted by the word FINAL VOTE:. at the beginning of the subject line. At the end of the seven days, if more për than contrâ votes have been recorded, the bill or resolution shall be passed. If the same number of për and contrâ votes have been recorded, the bill or resolution shall not be passed.
- In any voting phase, all the votes of the citizens shall be open and public. A citizen may change his or her vote at any time up until the final voting deadline.
- Votes of Confidence, as provided in Fiôvâ Const. § 4.1 or Fiôvâ Const. § 6.1, shall proceed in the same way as resolutions, except that there shall be no amendment phase, and a Vote of Confidence shall proceed directly to a final vote (as in section 4 above) as soon as it is published by the Túischac'h. Votes of confidence shall end as soon as all citizens have cast their vote or seven days, whichever comes first. Votes of confidence may contain no provisions not directly related to confidence in the official in question.
- Once a bill has been passed, the Túischac'h shall submit it to the Cunstavál for promulgation as law, in accordance with Fiôvâ Const. § 10.1. A resolution does not need to be presented to the Cunstavál.
- Any citizen may propose a question for formal answer to the Capitán or to any other Minister. Such a question shall be denoted by the word QUESTION: at the beginning of the subject line. If the member of the Government so addressed is a citizen, they shall reply personally within seven days; if not, then the Capitán shall transmit a reply on their behalf.
- The Túischac'h is responsible for enforcing these Standing Orders, and for keeping a civil and appropriate tone of debate in the General Assembly.
- All citizens shall address their statements in the General Assembly to the Túischac'h.
- These rules will have to be accepted by consensus of all factions in the Assembly, and they can be amended by a consensus of all factions in the Assembly at any time they want.