Law:The Election Mega-constitutional amendment Part III - The seats

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This bill FAILED to pass.

Ziu 47th Clark 6th
Sponsored by: Martì-Paír Furxhéir

Cosa.png Cosa: Rejected
PER 17 — CON 133 — AUS 19

Senats.png Senäts: Rejected
PER 0 — CON 4 — AUS 3

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47RZ34: The Election Mega-constitutional amendment Part III - The seats

WHEREAS I attempted a massive reform of the Organic Law and it failed AND

WHEREAS people asked me to divide it in parts because one or two parts were controversial and others were fine AND

WHEREAS the law also has certain quirks, like being unclear as to who owns seats, the Cosa Member or the Party, leading to the common interpretation that a party can strip all of the seats of one of its Cosa Member, but not the last one AND

WHEREAS certain parties have strict candidate lists which are not currently printed on ballots or enforceable in any way while other parties have very loose rules for seat assignments which the current law restricts and I believe that while any party can decide of any rule they want, it's up to the voters to decide how their vote shall be used

THEREFORE the ziu resolves to:

Amend the Organic law as follows:

Article VIII: Composition of the Cosâ

Section 3 which currently reads:

Each party shall assign its seats to such individuals as it sees fit, provided that each such individual is eligible to serve in the Cosa under this article and is assigned a whole number of seats. The Ziu may by law establish a maximum number of seats that any one Member of the Cosa may hold by law, but the minimum number of Members of the Cosa shall be no less than the number of Senators, and the same limit shall apply to all Members of the Cosa, and any changes to the limit shall take effect no earlier than the distribution of seats after the next General Election.

Is replaced by:

Each party shall assign its seats to such individuals as it sees fit, provided that each such individuals are eligible to serve in the Cosa under this article and is assigned a whole number of seats.

As new Section 4 is added, which reads:

The Ziu may by law establish a maximum number of seats that any one Member of the Cosa may hold by law, but the minimum number of Members of the Cosa shall be no less than the number of Senators, and the same limit shall apply to all Members of the Cosa, and any changes to the limit shall take effect no earlier than the distribution of seats after the next General Election.


The former Section 4 of the Organic Law which currently reads:

Each person holding one or more seats is a representative known as a "Member of the Cosa" (MC). MCs may not be removed from office except by a two-thirds vote by the Cosâ and approval by the King. An MC vacates his seats if he fails to vote on two consecutive Clarks, or if he resigns from office or dies. Any seats left unassigned at the end of the first Clark of the government are considered vacant.

Is replaced by this new Section 5:

Each person holding one or more seats is a representative known as a "Member of the Cosa" (MC). MCs may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote by the Cosâ and approval by the King. A MC vacates his seats if he fails to vote on two consecutive Clarks, or if he resigns from office or dies. Any seats left unassigned at the end of the first Clark of the government are considered vacant

A new section 6 is added which reads:

Before the publication of a Clark, each party may modify the list of Cosa Members representing it, including changing the number of seats for each Cosa member, adding new Cosa Members and even removing existing Cosa members, provided the following conditions are met:

6.1: Apart from Section 5 above, seats cannot be removed from a Cosa Member which was listed on candidate list for that party on the previous ballot without his consent

6.2: Notwithstanding article 6.1, seats can be removed equally from all Cosa members of a party to make room for a new Cosa member or for existing Cosa members joining that party, provided that all Cosa members who loses seats using this method keep at least one

6.3: Notwithstanding article 6.1, A Cosa member listed on the candidate list on the previous ballot who resigns from his or her party may be asked to resign some or all of his seats, so that he may receive seats from his new party

The former Section 5 which reads:

Each MC will represent, for ceremonial purposes, a particular geographical "constituency." The exact procedure will be determined by law.

Is renumbered Section 7 and reads:

Each MC can represent, for ceremonial purposes, a particular geographical "constituency." The exact procedure will be determined by law.

The former Section 6 is renumbered Section 8 and kept intact.

Uréu q'estadra så:
Martì-Paír Furxhéir - (Secretary of State)



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