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« on: January 17, 2017, 07:18:44 PM »
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Second Constitution of the Commonwealth Fremont
We, the people of the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, united by common fealty to the great and unshakable truth that all people are born free and equal, that the blessings of liberty may be secured for ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the COMMONWEALTH OF FREMONT.

BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the Republic of Atlasia, and being residents of one of the states of this commonwealth, are citizens of Fremont, with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of the same. No citizen shall be denied equal protection under the law.
Section 2. The Commons shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, nor of the press, nor the right to assemble and petition for the redress of grievances.
Section 3. The Commons shall make no law effecting the establishment of religion, not obstructing the freedom of worship.
Section 4. Neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, shall exist within this commonwealth, or in any territories under its jurisdiction.
Section 5. A well-regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Section 6. In all suits of criminal law, the accused shall have right to a free and fair trial by an impartial jury of their peers.
Section 7. No person accused of any crime under the laws of this commonwealth shall be subjected to warrantless search or seizure of their homes, persons, records, or possessions; nor excessive bail; nor cruel or unusual punishment; nor compelled to bear witness against herself; nor denied right to legal counsel.
Section 8. The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, save when in times of war or rebellion the public safety may require it.
Section 9. The enumeration of certain rights in this Constitution shall not be construed as to deny those natural and inherent rights herein unlisted.

ARTICLE I
Section 1. All legislative powers granted herein shall be vested in a House of Commons.
Section 2. The prime minister shall be President of the Commons, and accordingly shall enjoy all the rights of membership thereof. The prime minister and the whole body of Members shall together compose the Commons.
Section 3. Members of the Commons shall be chosen every second month by a direct vote of the people, and the number of members to be chosen shall be proportional to the number of candidates for election, such that four members shall be chosen when the number of candidates is five or greater, and two otherwise.
Section 4. No person shall be a member who is not a citizen of this commonwealth, and no person shall remain a member who is found by a vote of three fourths of their peers to be guilty of gross negligence, high crimes, or misdemeanors.
Section 5. The Commons shall have power to determine its own methods and proceedings, to elect its speaker, and to judge the qualifications of its officers; but no rule shall be made denying the right of any citizen to introduce legislation in the Commons.
Section 6. Every bill adopted by the Commons, before it becomes law, shall first be sent to the prime minister. If they approve of it, they should sign it and it will become law; but if they disapprove they may instead refer it to the people. Should a majority of voting citizens then reject the measure, it shall be retired; but if they assent, it shall become law regardless of the opinion of the prime minister. If the prime minister fails either to sign or to veto a bill within 120 hours of its adoption by the Commons, it shall become law.
Section 7. Whenever a vacancy should occur in the composition of the Commons, the prime minister shall nominate a replacement. Should the vacancy have occurred fewer than 336 hours before the next regular election, the member thus nominated shall serve the remainder of the existing term; otherwise, they shall serve only until a new member may be elected.

ARTICLE II
Section 1. The powers and duties of the executive shall be vested in the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth.
Section 2. The prime minister shall be chosen every fourth month by the entire body of eligible voters. No person shall be prime minister who is not a citizen of this commonwealth, nor whose account is fewer than 720 hours old.
Section 3. The prime minister shall have power to carry out all acts in association with the enforcement of the laws passed under this Constitution; to fill vacancies in the House of Commons; to serve as President of the Commons, and to partake in their proceedings; to command the militia in times of war; to issue pardons and reprieves for crimes committed under the laws of this commonwealth, which upon their issuance shall be perpetual, though they shall have no power to pardon themselves; to appoint, in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, the Associate Justice for this Commonwealth; and to refer acts of the Commons to the people.
Section 4. Should the prime minister, by reason of death, recall, or resignation, become unable to execute the duties of their office, then the Speaker of the House of Commons shall become interim prime minister. If there is no Speaker at the time of the vacancy, then the most senior member of the Commons being eligible for the prime ministership according to the provisions of this Article shall become interim prime minister. If no member of the Commons is eligible for the prime ministership according to the provisions of this Article, then the President of the Republic of Atlasia shall nominate an interim prime minister. Should the vacancy have occurred fewer than 336 hours before the next regular election, the person designated as interim prime minister shall serve the remainder of the existing term; otherwise, they shall serve only until a new prime minister may be elected.

ARTICLE III
Section 1. The people of the Commonwealth of Fremont may initiate the recall of any officer of this Commonwealth, except the Associate Justice of the Circuit Court, by delivering to the prime minister a petition stating the reason for recall and signed by one tenth of the total population of the commonwealth. The prime minister shall then open the voting booth, according to the rules and regulations for elections set forth in this Constitution; but if the officer to be recalled is the prime minister, then the Speaker of the House of Commons shall open the voting booth. The ballot question shall be, “Shall [A.B.] be recalled from the office of [name of the office held]?” A vote of “YES” shall be considered a vote for recall; a vote of “NO” shall be considered a vote against recall. Abstentions will not affect the results. Recalled officers shall forfeit their offices immediately.
Section 2. Whenever the Commons shall be equally divided over a bill, or whenever the prime minister should be disinclined to sign a bill adopted by the Commons, the prime minister may choose to refer the issue to the people. Accordingly, they shall call a referendum on the proposal, with the ballot question “Shall [name of bill, followed by text] be made law?” A vote of “YES” shall be considered a vote for adoption; a vote of “NO” shall be considered a vote against adoption. Abstentions will not affect the results. Referred legislation shall immediately become law upon its adoption by the people.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 07:19:54 PM »

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ARTICLE IV
Section 1. Elections for the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia shall be conducted at regular intervals, in the months prescribed by the Constitution thereof.
Section 2. Senators shall be elected by a direct vote of the people, and no person eligible to vote in elections for governor and House of Commons shall be denied the right to vote for senator.
Section 3. Should a vacancy occur in the representation of this commonwealth in the Senate, the prime minister shall appoint an interim senator to serve until a replacement may be elected. Special elections for the Senate shall begin on the Friday following the creation of the vacancy; but if the vacancy shall occur on a Thursday, the special election shall begin on the second Friday following the creation of the vacancy.

ARTICLE V
Section 1. The right to vote in all elections and referendums called according to the provisions of this Constitution shall be exclusive to those persons being eligible to vote in elections for President of the Republic of Atlasia who have been registered to vote in one of the states of this Region for a period of at least 336 hours prior to the commencement of the election.
Section 2. Voters shall be permitted to edit their ballots until 20 minutes after posting them in the voting booth. No voter shall edit their ballot after the official end of the voting period.
Section 3. All elections and referendums of this commonwealth shall be administered by the prime minister. Whenever the prime minister should be unable to perform this duty, the office of election administrator shall pass to the Speaker of the House of Commons, or in their absence the most senior member of the Commons. Should neither the prime minister nor any member of the Commons be able to administer the election, the duties and responsibilities of the election administrator shall devolve upon an Emergency Commissioner nominated by the President of the Republic of Atlasia.
Section 4. Elections for prime minister shall be held in the months of February, June, and October. Elections for the House of Commons shall be held in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Section 5. Candidates for prime minister, Commons, and federal Senate must declare their candidacy in the appropriate thread by 12:00:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time, on the Wednesday preceding the election in order to appear on the ballot.
Section 6. Except in December, all elections for prime minister, Commons, and federal Senate shall begin on the penultimate Friday of the given month. In December, all elections shall begin on the second Friday of the month. All special elections for prime minister and the Commons shall begin on the Friday following the creation of the vacancy to be filled; but if the vacancy shall occur on a Thursday, the special election shall begin on the second Friday following the creation of the vacancy. The appropriate election administrator shall open the voting booth at 12:00:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time. Voting shall continue for 72 hours, and no vote cast more than 72 hours after the voting booth was opened shall be considered valid. The election administrator must accept any absentee ballots cast no more than 168 hours prior to the commencement of the election.
Section 7. Following the expiration of the voting period, the election administrator shall have 24 hours to produce a tally of the votes cast and to announce the persons elected.
Section 8. All elections shall be by single transferable vote, unless otherwise specified by law.
Section 9. The terms of the elected prime minister and members shall begin at 12:00:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on the Friday following their election. Prior to assuming office, all officers shall swear the following oath: “I, [A.B.], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of [state office name] and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitutions of the Commonwealth of Fremont and the Republic of Atlasia.”
Section 10. All referendums on referred legislation, proposed amendments to this Constitution, and proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia shall begin on the first Friday following their passage by the appropriate body; but if the passage shall occur on a Thursday, the referendum shall begin on the second Friday following passage. All recall elections shall begin on the first Friday following the receipt of the valid petition for recall; but if the petition is received on a Thursday, the recall election shall begin on the second Friday following receipt. The appropriate election administrator shall open the voting booth at 12:00:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time. Voting shall continue for 72 hours, and no vote cast more than 72 hours after the voting booth was opened shall be considered valid.
Section 11. In all referendums, a “YES” vote shall be considered a vote in favor of passing the referendum and a “NO” vote shall be considered a vote against passing the referendum. Abstentions shall not affect the results of the referendum. In all cases, a simple majority of those voting “YES” or “NO” shall be required to pass the referendum.

ARTICLE VI
Section 1. The House of Commons shall have the power to propose amendments to this Constitution by a four fifths vote.
Section 2. The commonwealth shall ratify amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia by public referendum.

ARTICLE VIII
Section 1. The assent of a majority of the voting citizens of this commonwealth shall be sufficient to ratify this Constitution.
Section 2. Upon the ratification of this Constitution, the incumbent legislature and executive officer of the commonwealth shall assume the powers and responsibilities of, respectively, the House of Commons and the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth, as outlined by this Constitution.

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 08:10:11 PM »

My thanks to Speaker 1184AZ for bringing this bill swiftly to the floor.

I do not exaggerate when I say that this proposed Second Constitution is the single most important measure that will be brought before you, perhaps the most important measure ever considered by the Assembly from the conception of our region to the present. As I have said before, so I will say again: our present Constitution is a disaster. To give you an idea of just how bad the current Constitution is, here is but a sampling of its flaws:

          • Refers to the region alternatively as "Fremont," "the West," and "the Western Region"
          • Ascribes constitutional responsibilities to an office (the "CJO") that does not exist
          • Requires Constitutional amendments be ratified by a majority of voters in the Northeast Region
          • Mandates gubernatorial elections be held in March, June, and September (as result, summer governors serve 2 months and fall governors 6 months)

Having reviewed this charter in detail and discussed the matter with several others, including the Speaker, Legislator Simossad, the Emergency Commissioner, and members of the cabinet, I have come to the conclusion that the present Constitution cannot be saved. Any attempt to amend it, while leaving the whole intact, would be a fruitless waste of this body's time. It is essential that we start fresh, and for that reason I have taken the liberty of proposing this first draft of the Second Constitution of Fremont.

This proposal is based on the highly successful Constitution of the Northern Region, of which I was the primary author. I encourage every legislator to read it article by article, line by line, so that any errors may be corrected, but here is a general list of the changes this bill would make to our current system of government.


(1) The office of governor will be replaced by a directly elected Prime Minister, who in addition to his executive duties would be a member of the legislature ("House of Commons"). The powers of the Prime Minister are largely unchanged from those of the governor, with two important differences: the Prime Minister will be allowed a vote in the House of Commons, but will not be able to veto unfavorable legislation (he will, however, be able to call a referendum on any bill passed by the Commons). Elections for Prime Minister will be held in February, June, and October.

(2) The legislature is reorganized as the House of Commons. Members of the Commons will be elected every two months, in February, April, June, August, October, and December. If five or more candidates are running, four Members will be elected; if fewer than five are running, two will be elected.

(3) The Bill of Rights is expanded to include the basic freedoms of citizenship.

(4) A "crisis-proof" line of succession. In the absence of the Prime Minister, the powers of that office pass to the Speaker of the Commons, and then to the most senior Member of the Commons. If no Member of the Commons is eligible to become Prime Minister, or if all seats in the House of Commons are vacant, then the President of Atlasia shall appoint an Interim Prime Minister to serve until a special election may be called. This crisis-proofing also extends to the administration of elections. The Prime Minister is the official elections officer of the region; if he is temporarily absent, then the powers of that office proceed along the line of succession, with the President being empowered to appoint a replacement if nobody can or will do the job. Had these provisions been in place two weeks ago, Congress would have never had to pass ROFA in the first place.

(5) Members of the Commons who neglect their duties may be removed from office by a 3/4 vote of their peers. Additionally, whenever 1/10* of the citizens sign a petition to recall any officer of the regional government, a special referendum will be held on whether to remove that person from office. This makes it much easier to remove inactive officials from office without having to resort to Congressional action.

*NOTE: Article III, Section 1 should read "signed by one tenth of the total population of the commonwealth," but I made a mistake and wrote "one fifth" by accident. AZ, could you edit the OP to make this change?


None of these proposed changes are idle; each and every sentence in this bill has been written and re-written at least three times and says what it does for a reason. This is especially true of the decision to replace the governor-legislature system currently in use with a semi-parliamentary model based on that used by Israel between 1996 and 2001. Two problems with the current system prompted this change. First, one of the difficulties of reviving inactive regions is that electing an active governor means having one less active citizen debating and voting on bills in the legislature. By giving the Prime Minister a vote in the Commons, we remove this problem by allowing the executive to do double duty as a legislator. Second, adopting a parliamentary system gives Fremont a unique culture that can be used to recruit new players. Posters have been talking about starting a mock parliament on the Atlas for years - it nearly happened last summer. By adopting a one-of-a-ind Constitution, we give new citizens a region to pick Fremont over the North and South.

I would be happy to answer any questions the Assembly may have, and will suggest amendments if they think it appropriate. Let's get this done!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 12:57:25 AM »

This looks great, well done Truman. I especially love turning the legislature into a more parliamentary chamber. I would love to hear from my other assembly people on this though.it is essential that this body create a new constitution to replace the old broken one. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 10:13:57 AM »

Thank you Truman for your effort. You have well outlined what the constitution should be about.

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This is true. There are many motivated users out there who would enjoy being a part of a parliamentary process. Considering the fact that the salient problem of our region is inactivity and the lack of enthusiasm, this could, indeed, be a chance for us. But there are two aspects in the constitution I strongly oppose.

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This is one of the worst restrictions one could come up with in a region that wants to activate new players. The only time this game is interesting for both registered players without an elected office and outsiders who consider joining the game is campaign time. Take me for example, I was motivated to join the game during an election season, and I was almost immediately allowed to cast my ballot. That motivated me. Someone who has been active in this game for a long time might not be able to see it, but I can confirm that two weeks are way too long. You can't tell me that someone who gets enthusiastic about this game during an election season stays enthusiastic about the game for two whole months without even having the opportunity to get involved otherwise in our region. This is nonsense.

The other aspect we have to talk about is the size of the House of Commons. You have stated correctly that there are many users out there who want to get involved in a sort-of-parliamentary process on this forum, and you used this fact to support a stronger chamber. This is a good idea, but the truth is that if you want to have the people who want to have a mock-parliament on our forum to register in our region, you have to give them the opportunity to get involved in our parliamentary process, and, frankly, a House that is made up by two, respectively four legislators is too small. Being a legislator in a regional assembly is the lowest of all elected offices in the game. If someone who is interested and talented does not get elected in our House because the user is, for example, too unknown or does not have the right connections to other users, the candidate will have no other chance to prove himself because, as I stated earlier, there is no other opportunity to get involved in a parliamentary process on this forum. Even the most talented and the most motivated user this game could have ever seen would give up in this case.
Thus, the size of the house needs to be flexible, and the House has to give opportunities to as many people as possible.

If we really want to make this game more attractive for outsiders, we have to make the entry to this game easier than it is today, not harder.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 03:04:28 PM »
« Edited: January 18, 2017, 05:57:06 PM by Governor Truman »

This is one of the worst restrictions one could come up with in a region that wants to activate new players. The only time this game is interesting for both registered players without an elected office and outsiders who consider joining the game is campaign time. Take me for example, I was motivated to join the game during an election season, and I was almost immediately allowed to cast my ballot. That motivated me. Someone who has been active in this game for a long time might not be able to see it, but I can confirm that two weeks are way too long. You can't tell me that someone who gets enthusiastic about this game during an election season stays enthusiastic about the game for two whole months without even having the opportunity to get involved otherwise in our region. This is nonsense.
Thanks for the feedback, legislator! After reading your post, I am forced to agree that the suffrage restrictions in the current version of V.1 are far too harsh and could negatively impact citizen participation in the democratic process. I do feel that there should be some standard for how long a citizen must live here before they can vote in our elections; otherwise, you have a situation where party operatives are hopping across the regional line during the election to swing the vote in their favor. This is not an idle concern: so-called "strategic registration" has been a persistent problem in Atlasia for years, and the last Class I Senatorial elections saw several voters cast ballots in one region, then moved a few states over and voted in a second region's elections. I don't want our elections to be susceptible to that kind of undemocratic manipulation, but I agree that a two week waiting period is much too long. Would you support an amendment lowering the threshold in V.1 to three days (72 hours)? That would make it far easier for new citizens to participate in the political process while ensuring that party bosses can't steal our elections by abusing electoral law.

Thus, the size of the house needs to be flexible, and the House has to give opportunities to as many people as possible.
Good point. Perhaps we could amend I.3 to read:

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In laymen's terms:

2 candidates   -->   2 Members
3 candidates   -->   2 Members
4 candidates   -->   3 Members
5 candidates   -->   4 Members
6 candidates   -->   5 Members
7 candidates   -->   5 Members
8 candidates   -->   6 Members
9 candidates   -->   7 Members
(and so on)

This would allow the Commons to expand to meet rising demand, while avoiding a situation where 4/5 of the seats on the legislature cannot be filled (this has happened in other regions).
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 03:40:54 PM »

Thank you, Governor, for your open-minded stance towards my remarks and for both amendments you have proposed. I have to admit that I was not aware of the dimension of the affect of strategic registration on the election results. I can understand your concerns which were the intention of this treshold, and the 72-hours compromise you proposed to the Assembly seems to be fair.

I would also support the amendment concerning the size of the House. However, this leads to an open question we should discuss. We have to make clear what happens if the vote on a piece of legislation closes in a tie, which would be possible if there is an odd number of Commons + the Prime Minister. The first idea that came into my mind is giving the Prime Minister the power to break ties with his vote, but, as I said, this was just a spontaneous idea.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2017, 05:51:37 PM »

I offer the following amendment:

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Regarding possible methods for breaking ties in the House of Commons: III.2 currently states that when the Commons is equally divided on a measure, the Prime Minister may refer it to the people in the form of a referendum. I prefer this method to allowing the Prime Minister to personally cast the tie-breaking vote, as he is already a voting member of the Commons per I.1 and thus designating him as tiebreaker would effectively give him two votes.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 05:58:54 PM »

Those amendments seem fair Truman, I would like to propose the following amendment.

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Edit as their are amendments on the table I extend debate 24 hours.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2017, 06:31:04 PM »

I don't support establishing the capital in the text of the Constitution, and certainly not in the Preamble. I also question inserting official languages into the Bill of Rights; that seems like something better suited for Article I (along the lines of "all acts of legislation and other official documents of this commonwealth shall be made available to the public in both English and Spanish").
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2017, 11:20:09 PM »

As one of the people involved in it's creation, I feel the need to apologize about the completely screwed up state of the old (I guess technically still current?) Fremont Constitution. There was a lot of text, and I just completely misread some things, such as the months of the Gubernatorial elections.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2017, 11:49:44 PM »

As one of the people involved in it's creation, I feel the need to apologize about the completely screwed up state of the old (I guess technically still current?) Fremont Constitution. There was a lot of text, and I just completely misread some things, such as the months of the Gubernatorial elections.
In fairness, I misread that part the first three or four times I read it, too. It wasn't until I started making maps for the past elections and wondered "hey, shouldn't there have been an election in November?" that I realized a mistake had been made.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 12:24:07 AM »
« Edited: January 19, 2017, 12:25:40 AM by Siren »

I like the new ideas here.  I've always thought uniqueness is key to attracting people to different regions and Spanish was one of the things that made the former Pacific kinda cool.

One thing you might want to add is a section on the judiciary because there doesn't seem to be one.  I know the federal constitution pretty much says who the judge will be but I think it would still be good to put it in there and also define how it will work and all.

Also, I'm pretty sure I mentioned the election date problem like way back in August or September or something. Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2017, 12:35:07 AM »

I like the new ideas here.  I've always thought uniqueness is key to attracting people to different regions and Spanish was one of the things that made the former Pacific kinda cool.

One thing you might want to add is a section on the judiciary because there doesn't seem to be one.  I know the federal constitution pretty much says who the judge will be but I think it would still be good to put it in there and also define how it will work and all.

Also, I'm pretty sure I mentioned the election date problem like way back in August or September or something. Tongue
It is illegal for the Regional goverment to have their own justices. However thanks for the input🙂
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 12:42:31 AM »

I like the new ideas here.  I've always thought uniqueness is key to attracting people to different regions and Spanish was one of the things that made the former Pacific kinda cool.

One thing you might want to add is a section on the judiciary because there doesn't seem to be one.  I know the federal constitution pretty much says who the judge will be but I think it would still be good to put it in there and also define how it will work and all.

Also, I'm pretty sure I mentioned the election date problem like way back in August or September or something. Tongue
It is illegal for the Regional goverment to have their own justices. However thanks for the input🙂

I didn't say that the regional government should establish its own justices...  I said that the regional constitution should acknowledge that the court exists and maybe set out some guideline on how it works.
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2017, 06:52:50 PM »

Those amendments seem fair Truman, I would like to propose the following amendment.

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Edit as their are amendments on the table I extend debate 24 hours.
Seeing an objection from the sponsor, I will bring the proposed amendment to a 24 hour vote.
Please vote Aye,Nay,or Abstain on the proposed amendment.
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2017, 12:19:11 AM »

Nay, not because I don't support what you proposed, but because it should, in my opinion, not be a part of a constitution.
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2017, 09:46:04 PM »

As the amendment has failed to get a majority of support, it fails. I will extend debate for 24 more hours before a final vote.
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2017, 01:55:00 AM »

As the amendment has failed to get a majority of support, it fails. I will extend debate for 24 more hours before a final vote.
My amendment was adopted, correct?
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2017, 11:51:43 AM »

As the amendment has failed to get a majority of support, it fails. I will extend debate for 24 more hours before a final vote.
My amendment was adopted, correct?
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2017, 11:03:54 PM »

Seeing no debate on the legislation for 24 hours, I bring this bill to a 24 hour final vote. Please vote aye, nay or abstain on this piece of legislation.
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2017, 09:20:29 PM »

I request that the voting period be extended another 24 hours to allow Legislators Simossad and RFayette to cast their votes.
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2017, 09:24:55 PM »

I request that the voting period be extended another 24 hours to allow Legislators Simossad and RFayette to cast their votes.
If one of them fails to vote by the expiry of the voting period, then I will extend it. 
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2017, 09:29:24 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2017, 11:22:26 PM »

This legislation passes with 2 voting in favor and 1 not voting.

As stated in the first Fremont Constitution:
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a ratification vote shall be scheduled from February 9-12.
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