Law:The Pete Townshend (WHO ARE YOU) Bill

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54th Cosâ, 1st Clark, January 2020

This law is currently
IN FORCE

It amends the following:
Lex.E

Ziu 54th Clark 1st (January 2019)
Sponsored by: Miestrâ Schivâ

Cosa.png Cosa: PASSED in the Cosâ
PER 137 — CON 15 — AUS 23

Senats.png Senäts: PASSED in the Senäts
PER 5 — CON 1 — AUS 0

Digest of Laws

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Primary source (bill text): http://www.talossa.ca/files/bills.php?cosa=54&bill=4
Primary source (results): http://www.talossa.ca/files/cosa_vote_result.php?cosa=54&clark=1
Royal Assent granted 22 January 2020 - Primary source: http://talossa.proboards.com/thread/13851/54th-cosa-clark-january-results?page=1&scrollTo=169182

54RZ4 - The Pete Townshend (WHO ARE YOU) Bill Published in Clark #1

Statute

WHEREAS in days of old when knights were bold, the application process for citizenship of Talossa included the requirement of identification materials, so as Talossa could know who we were admitting, and the sponsor of this bill remembers photocopying her birth certificate since she had no photo ID at that stage of her life;

AND WHEREAS this continued until the end of the Talossan Republic, but was at some stage abolished within the Kingdom;

AND WHEREAS this enabled a certain prankster to commit massive immigration/electoral fraud, as we all remember;

AND WHEREAS the Immigration laws (Section E of El Lexhátx) clearly envisage that all applicants for Talossan citizenship should give their real identification details, as reinforced by El Lexhátx A.16.1;

AND WHEREAS there is absolutely no way for the Immigration authorities, at the moment, to know whether any prospective citizen is telling the truth about what their name is, unless they find out by accident;

AND WHEREAS no-one is suggesting that people should use their "street names" in easily Google-searchable Talossan forums, but that the Kingdom should have confidence that everyone here is a real person with a first name, hind name and address (to quote Ezra Pound), even if this is not publicly disclosed;

BE IT ENACTED by the King, Cosâ and Senäts of Talossa in Ziu assembled that El Lexhátx E.2 shall be amended by addition of the following portions in bold:

The Minister of Interior shall ascertain to his own satisfaction, through correspondence or conversation, that the prospective immigrant is a real human being with genuine interest in becoming a citizen of the Kingdom of Talossa. The Minister shall be free to inquire of the applicant on any and every subject, and shall be required to collect the legal name or name used in daily life, postal address (optional if the applicant is under 18 years of age, except for information needed to assign the applicant to a province), telephone number, and e-mail address(es) of the candidate, which information the Minister shall communicate to the Secretary of State. The applicant shall affirm or swear, under penalty of perjury and under the provisions of Lexhatx A.16.1, that this information is accurate, and shall provide documentary evidence of the same if the Minister thinks it appropriate. Additionally, the Interior Minister shall be required to collect an essay, written by the applicant, entitled "Why I am Interested in Becoming a Talossan."

Uréu q'estadra så: Miestrâ Schivâ - (MC, FREEDEMS)