Law:The Advisory King Amendment (May 2017)

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This law is currently
IN FORCE

It amends the following:
Organic Law

Ziu 50th Clark 4th
Sponsored by: Ian Plätschisch

Cosa.png Cosa: PASSED
PER 113 — CON 15 — AUS 0

Senats.png Senäts: PASSED
PER 5 — CON 2 — AUS 0

LesserSealBadge.png Referendum: PASSED
Per 57 — Contra 47 — Austanéu 28

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50RZ19, The Advisory King Amendment

WHEREAS Every citizen has their own concept of the perfect role of the King in Talossa today, and

WHEREAS I realized that my own such concept was founded on a highly romanticized version of the King, in which he was omnibenevolent and respected the will of the people except in the direst circumstances, and

WHEREAS Even if this were currently the case, it would be no reason to believe that the Crown would always behave this way, and

WHEREAS I have just recently grasped the full consequences of an unelected head of state possessing such broad powers, and

WHEREAS Despite this, misdeeds by one King is no reason to abolish the office entirely, and

WHEREAS in a country as small as Talossa, retaining the same, heavily involved head of state is good for stability, even if the King is not as involved as we would like, and

WHEREAS The Crown has, does, and will likely continue to provide valuable advice concerning matters of governance, so he should retain at least some amount of political power, and

WHEREAS This is the heart of the matter: while an unelected official can offer new perspectives and encourage legislators to stop and think, someone without a democratic mandate should not have final say on anything, nor even be able to indefinitely put roadblocks in the path of the duly elected Ziu, and

WHEREAS for all these reasons, applying the concepts of the ¾ Majority Amendment to regular legislation seems like a pretty good idea


THEREFORE, Org.X.6, which currently reads:


Every bill which shall have passed the Ziu shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the King. The King may sign such a Bill, in which case it shall immediately become law; or he may veto the Bill, in which case it shall be returned, with his objections, to the Ziu, which shall proceed to reconsider it in the next Clark. If the King neither signs nor vetoes a Bill before the last day of the month in which it was passed by the Ziu, he shall be deemed to have signed it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of the Cosâ shall agree to pass the bill, with the approval of the Senäts, or the part of the bill objected to, it shall become a law over the objection of the King.

is amended to read:

Every bill which passes the Ziu shall be presented to the King before it comes into effect. The King may sign such a Bill, in which case it shall immediately enter into effect and become law; or he may veto the Bill, in which case it shall be returned, with his objections, to the Ziu, which shall reconsider it in the next Clark. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of the Cosă agree to pass the bill, or the part of the bill objected to, with the approval of the Senäts, it shall become a law over the objection of the King. If a bill vetoed by the King in a certain term of the Cosă is passed by a simple majority of the Cosă and the Senäts in the subsequent term of the Cosă, the bill shall become law over the King’s objections, and cannot be vetoed. If the King neither signs nor vetoes a Bill before the last day of the month in which it was passed by the Ziu, he shall be deemed to have signed it.

Uréu q'estadra så:

Ian Plätschisch - (MC-MRPT)
Magniloqueu Épiqeu Ac’hlerglünä da Lhiun - (Sen-MM)