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« on: January 20, 2018, 01:24:21 AM »
« edited: January 20, 2018, 01:26:16 AM by cinyc »

Constitutional Amendment Explanation Requirement Act

1) The initial sponsor of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to the Atlasian Constitution shall, in addition to providing the text of the proposed amendment, provide an explanation of the relevant constitutional provision proposed to be changed and the reason for changing that provision.
2) The House and Senate shall amend their rules to provide for the time and place that the initial sponsor must provide this explanation.
3) Other Congressmen shall be able to comment on and propose amendments to the initial sponsor's explanation. The House and Senate shall provide rules regarding how and when proposed amendments to the initial sponsor's explanation are accepted.
4) The house of Congress in which the proposed amendment is initially proposed shall separately vote on the explanation simultaneously when voting on the proposed constitutional amendment. The proposed constitutional amendment shall not be considered passed until the explanation passes the initial house. Thus, the other house may not debate or vote on that proposed amendment until the explanation passes the initial house, even if the proposed amendment passes initial house.
5) The other house of Congress may not propose changes to the explanation unless the proposed constitutional amendment is amended. If that house further amends the proposed constitutional amendment, it shall amend the explanation if the further amendment changes the proposed constitutional amendment in a meaningful way. If the other house amends the explanation, the proposed constitutional amendment shall not be considered as passing that house unless and until it passes the amended explanation.
6) The initial house shall not have the power to change any proposed amended explanation made by the other house under Section 5. It shall only vote on the text of the proposed amended constitutional amendment provided by the other house.
7) The House and Senate shall adopt rules implementing Sections 4, 5 and 6.
8) The Secretary of Federal Elections shall publicly post the text of any proposed constitutional amendment and its explanation in a public thread on on the Atlas Fantasy Elections board within 24 hours of the passage of a constitutional amendment. The public may respond on that thread.
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