Law:The People to Provinces Improvement Act

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35RZ23 — The People to Provinces Improvement Act

WHEREAS The People to Provinces Act (34RZ9) has been in effect through the period of the greatest population growth in Talossa’s history, so that we have a pretty good sense of how well it’s working, and

WHEREAS it’s been working pretty well, but could still be improved,

THEREFORE the Ziu hereby enacts the following enhancements and clarifications to the process of assigning citizens to provinces.

DEFINITION: For the purposes of this Act, two people are “closely related” if one of them is
  1. the spouse, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, or uncle of the other, or
  2. is married to someone who is closely related to the other (in the sense of clause 1).

BE IT ENACTED THAT:

  1. If an immigrant is closely related to a Talossan citizen, the immigrant may choose to be assigned to the province to which his Talossan relative belongs, rather than to the province to which he would otherwise be assigned.
  2. If one Talossan citizen is closely related to another, he may move his provincial assignment to the province to which his Talossan relative already belongs. But nobody may make such a move more than once in his lifetime, except by the special permission of the Ziu.
  3. If any Talossan citizen is re-assigned, by any means, to another province, his/her close relative(s) may move his/her provincial assignment to the province which his/her Talossan relative has be re-assigned to. But nobody may make such a move more than once in his/her lifetime, except by the special permission of the Ziu.

AND WHEREAS it only makes sense that natural-born citizens belong to the same province as their parents, and in fact we’ve always done it this way, but it isn’t actually written in the law anywhere, BE IT ENACTED THAT

  1. A dandelion, when registered, will be assigned to the province of his Talossan parent. If both his parents are citizens, and they belong to different provinces, the dandelion will be assigned to the province of his mother.
  2. A dandelion, whose Talossan parent has be re-assigned, by any means, to another province, shall be automatically re-assigned to the same province as his/her Talossan parent. If both his/her parents are citizens, and they are re-assigned to different provinces, the dandelion will be re-assigned to the province of his mother.

AND WHEREAS a greater degree of identity between the provinces of Talossa and the world geographic regions assigned to them is to be desired, while maintaining a not-too-terribly-unequal distribution of population among the provinces, BE IT ENACTED THAT

  1. Whenever any Talossan wants to move his provincial assignment to the province in whose assigned area he actually lives, he may do so, provided that either a) the province to which he is moving has a lower population than the province from which he is moving, or b) both provinces are currently closed to immigration.
  2. The Secretary of State will be responsible for the various moves and assignments contemplated in this Act, which moves and assignments will take effect on their official announcement by the Secretary of State.
  3. This Act supplements the People to Provinces Act, and overrides the second sentence of paragraph 3 and all of paragraph 5 of that Act.

Uréu q'estadra så,
John Woolley (Senator, Florenciâ and MC, CLP)

Scribe's Notes

  1. This act was amended by 43PD2, The Keeping Your Loved Ones Close Act.


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