Law:The Amendment Amendment (Amendment)

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36RZ14 — The Amendment Amendment (Amendment)

WHEREAS Article XV, Section 1 of the Organic Law permits the King what amounts to an absolute veto over Amendments to the Organic Law, and

WHEREAS the King should have no such power, but rather any measure that receives the approval of 2/3 of each House and a majority of the voters should pass into law, even over the King's objection, and

WHEREAS the Organic Law seems to leave the question undecided, as to whether the King can veto an Amendment even before it is ratified by the people, and

WHEREAS the King should have no power to do that either, since a 2/3 vote of each House can overturn his veto anyway, and the Amendment has to have 2/3 approval to pass in the first place, and

WHEREAS the Organic Law's requirement that the ratification take place "as soon as practicable after the vote in the Ziu" is ill-defined, and isn't the way it's usually been done anyway, and

WHEREAS the last sentence of Article XV, Section 1 contains obsolete language concerning the rôle of territories in the election of Senators,

THEREFORE the Ziu hereby approves the following Amendment to the Organic Law, and transmits it to the voters for their ratification.

Article XV, Section 1 of the Organic Law is amended to read, in full:
A Bill seeking to Amend the Organic Law shall be deemed to have passed the Ziu only upon the approval of two thirds of the votes in each House. Such a Bill cannot be vetoed. If such an Amendment passes the Ziu, it shall be transmitted to the voters for their ratification in a referendum, which shall be held no later than the next General Election, and may be held sooner if the Seneschál so directs. A period of at least three weeks shall be allowed for balloting in any referendum not held concurrently with a General Election. Upon approval by a majority of the votes cast on the question in the referendum, the Amendment shall be incorporated into the Organic Law.

Uréu q'estadra så:
John Woolley, UrN (Senator for Florenciâ)

Scribe's Notes

  1. This act failed to obtain the necessary two-thirds passage in the Ziu.


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