Law:The OrgLaw AMENDMENT (Provincial Government) BILL 1 of 2015

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Ziu 47th Clark 5th
Sponsored by: Miestrâ Schivâ

Cosa.png Cosa: PASSED
PER 157 — CON 0 — AUS 24

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

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Per 76 — Contra 15 — Austanéu 45

Digest of Laws

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47RZ28: THE ORGANIC LAW AMENDMENT (Provincial Government) BILL #1 OF 2015

The Ziu resolves to amend the Organic Law to add a new section to the end of Article XVII: Territorial Subdivisions of the Organic Law:

No person shall be at the same time Cunstavál of one province and the leader of the provincial government of another province.

Uréu q'estadra så:
Miestrâ Schivâ - (Senator Fiova)

(Deputy) Scribe's Note: This amendment passed the Cosa with a two-thirds majority, the Senäts with a majority, and passed with a two-thirds majority of citizens voting (not abstaining) in the election for the 48th Cosa. Following the announcement of the election results, King John stated that he would not proclaim this amendment, and under his interpretation it would not become law. The current Government has since filed a Petition for Declaratory Relief with the Uppermost Cort to invalidate the King's lack of proclamation, and allow this amendment to take effect.
As the Scribery is not tasked with nor responsible for interpreting law or making legal arguments, and because the current status of this amendment is uncertain, the Scribery will add this to the Digest of Laws but, for the moment, refrain from officially amending the page for Organic Law. (--Munditenens Tresplet, June 2nd, 2015)

The complete text of King John's statement follows:

The Organic Law provides that

An amendment to the Organic Law may be made by proclamation by the King where so authorized by:

A vote of two-thirds in both chambers of the Ziu, and Approval of the majority of voters participating in a referendum on the question of the amendment no later than during the next scheduled general election following the approval of the Ziu.

While it has been our usual habit to allow Amendments to pass into the Organic Law without explicit proclamation by the King — according, I suppose, to the general legal principle that qui tacet consentire videtur —, I have long felt that a more formal adherence to the Law on this point would be better practice. Therefore, since I *may* proclaim the Amendments recently approved, I hereby proclaim all of them except referendum number 3, 47RZ28, which I hereby explicitly refrain from proclaiming even though I am *authorized* to do so.

My reason for NOT proclaiming 47RZ28 is simply that to do so would limit the Crown's freedom in exercising the Royal Organic prerogative to appoint as Constable — that is, as the Crown's personal representative to a Province — whomever the Crown pleases. This action is in concert with my general intention vigorously (but always legally!) to defend the Crown's several privileges and prerogatives.

Done under Our hand Royal at the city of Centennial in Colorado this 2nd day of June being Whit Tuesday according to the Orthodox Paschalion, in the year of salvation 2015, of the independence of Talossa the thirty-sixth, and of Our reign the ninth.

— John Regeu

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