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RAK / DRAFT - The Lord Warden Shall Post Votes in Public
« on: July 29, 2021, 07:48:04 PM »
originally posted in https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=868.0

As related to https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=734.0

RAK - The Lord Warden Shall Post Votes in Public

Be it resolved that when there is Voting and Debate thread for a Clark where a Lord Warden takes part, that person shall post their votes in public in the appropriate thread of discussion within the Senäts

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
@Ián Tamorán and pending a 2nd representative for 5 FD seats
@Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù LCC
@Glüc da Dhi S.H. P

The following legislation is submitted for official discussion and possible amendment through 19 July 2021 after which there will be a voting period beginning 20 July until 11 voted seats are in favor of the measure or a plurality by 3 August.  RAK discussion in draft maybe found at https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=868.0

A14 Adoption of Breton / Brezhoneg as an official language of Cézembre

Cézembre is located in the region of Brittany, near to that peninsula flowing into the Atlantic sea and the English Channel in north west France, and

Whereas
Cézembre has adopted the historic flag of Brittany, and

Whereas
Brittany is the traditional homeland of the Breton people as one of the six Celtic nations, and

Whereas
Breton is also the name of the language of the Breton people, and

Whereas in CAG Article 5.
The sole historic and national language of the entire Talossan people, and therefore of the Cézembrian Province, is the Talossan language (el glhetg Talossan).
The Cézembrian government shall also recognise English and French as useful working second languages, and may adopt tertiary working languages by law.

Be it resolved that
The Cézembrian government shall recognize Breton as a tertiary working language.

Ureu q'estadra sa,

@X. Pol Briga

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Cézembre / CAG 2021-2 Published
« on: July 11, 2021, 11:09:35 PM »
The latest version, 2021-2 of the Cézembrean Administrative Guide (CAG) has been published. 
Nomenclature has changed to the year followed by the revision number and will be updated at least with every election, major office change, or major piece of legislation, no matter how many may occur within a calendar year.
(The previous document was listed as 55-1 which used the Cosa session and revision number)

CAG 2021-2 can be found at
https://drive.google.com/file/d/114dtHIc6v-U_OztH5PCpTOfT8cLu9czl/view?usp=sharing

and has the updates of legislation approved after the previous revision, including
results of the most recent elections, and

A10 - The It's About Time Act (confirmed by the Crown on 19 January 2021)
and
A13 - An Act to Secure Homesteads on the Isle of Cézembre (confirmed by the Crown on 30 January 2021)

A map of all Homesteads may be found at
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M6mxOy3mNgvUk7OX_BPR4CoBKlsGlHoY/view?usp=sharing

Of note:
Based upon recent executive actions that needed to be undertaken to clarify conflicting elements of the CAG related to elections and their possible conflict with polices as the level of the Talossan Chancery, there will likely need to be revision of various Articles.  Comments and suggestions as well as corrections to this document are encouraged to be placed within this discussion thread.

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l'Etats / Proposed Rules for l'Etats session mirroring 56th Ziu
« on: July 09, 2021, 02:30:22 PM »
TO L'ETATS REPRESENTATIVES
@Ián Tamorán as representative of FD - the Free Democrats of Talossa, and pending a 2nd representative as any one member may only hold 6 seats
@Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù as representative of LCC - The League of Centre Conservatives
@Glüc da Dhi S.H. as representative of P - the Partisan party
and myself @X. Pol Briga as representative of B - Balançeu / Balance

I propose in the timeframe of the 56th Ziu within l'Etats not to hold specific sessions with multiple agenda items -- as that did not seem to have adequate participation in the previous session. 

Instead, implemented under my administrative authority,  there will be a specific three week timeframe for each proposed piece of legislation.  The RAK remains a place for proposed legislation to collect early feedback and revisions.  An item moved from the RAK https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?board=31.0 to this forum then will have one week for additional discussion and amendment, and then a fortnight following for voting, where members may also make comments along with their vote of per, non, or aus.  There may be multiple legislative items being considered simultaneously - each on their own time track, however, the intent is to simplify to one issue at a time as often as possible.

If a majority of 11 votes in favor are received within that fortnight at any point, the measure is adopted, or in some cases approved for referal to the citizens of Cézembre.  Otherwise, if there are a pluratlity of votes in favor after that fortnight (a total of 3 weeks after proposal) then the measure is adopted, in cases where l'Etats members may be absent and do not provide a proxy in some fashion.  l'Etats members may choose another Cézembre citizen as their proxy as they see fit.  If the person chosen is not a current member of l'Etats, the proxy shall only last for the duration of then current issue and only be applied to that specific issue.

As per Article 9 of the CAG, the seats are apportioned as follows:
Seats Votes
  6       3   Ián Tamorán as representative of FD - the Free Democrats of Talossa
  5       ^   to be assigned
  3       1   Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù as representative of LCC
  3       1   X. Pol Briga as representative of B - Balançeu / Balance
  3       1   Glüc da Dhi S.H. as representative of P - the Partisan party

- XPB as le Sénéchal

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Cézembre / OFFICiAL POLLING PLACE FOR L'ETATS DE CÉZEMBRE
« on: June 15, 2021, 12:10:29 AM »
This is the official public polling place for the election for  l'Etats de Cézembre, with notice posted in https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=905.0 and also sent via email to all citizens.  Those who wish to vote by secret ballot should reference a link that has been sent to them via Electionbuddy.com and if there is any issue in receipt of same to make a declaration here for assistance or send a personal message to Le Sénéchal de Cézembre, @X. Pol Briga who has been re-elected as per A8: The Sénéchal Elections Act of the CÉZEMBREAN ADMINISTRATION GUIDE as being the sole candidate.

The candidates are as follows:
@Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù as representative of LCC - The League of Centre Conservatives
@X. Pol Briga as representative of B - Balançeu / Balance
@Ián Tamorán as representative of FD - the Free Democrats of Talossa
@Glüc da Dhi S.H. as representative of P - the Partisan party

Citizens should select one candidate.  The total votes a candidate receives will place them into the allocation system for seats as defined in Article 9 of the CÉZEMBREAN ADMINISTRATION GUIDE (CAG)  There are up to 20 seats assigned in the election, but one person may only hold a maximum of 6 seats.  A candidate must receive at least one vote in order to enter the allocation process.  As per the proclamation of election, referencing various parts of the CAG, since the province is conducting the election, there is not a process for write in nominations, and there are named candidates who represent a party who are allocated seats until such time as they may allocate seats to any other Cézembre they see fit.

Since a budget for this activity has not been established, it shall proceed under the free version of Electionbuddy, which allows for a simple election for up to 20 ballots.  Since there are 21 citizens currently, Le Sénéchal de Cézembre, @X. Pol Briga offers to forego a secret ballot and vote in public (as he has always done).  Other citizens may still choose to vote in public or via secret ballot, and there will be no administrative access to the secret ballot until the end of the election period on 28 June (29 June CZT) and any other person may request access to the balloting system to review the results.

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Now that elections for the Ziu have taken place (with congratulations to all those who stood as candidates and thanks to those who voted)

I request Governor-General @C. M. Siervicül to approve this proclamation, or in his stead @King John or @Baron Alexandreu Davinescu
or to suggest adjustments to same

A PROCLAMATION OF THE JUNE 2021 ELECTION FOR L’ETATS DE CÉZEMBRE

This information adjusts and replaces the previous preliminary notice of election sent 16 May, and will again be also sent via electronic mail.  There may be subsequent adjustment, either by those approving the ratification, or if there is any change in the post of Sénéchal, or if there are others wishing to appeal to the Cort with time to avoid any emergency injunctions

As Le Sénéchal I shall conduct the upcoming election for l’Etats de Cézembre according to existing law, and the administrative authority vested in this office.  I have invoked Article 8 of the constitution to hold local elections, and am updating the previous proper notice both in this forum and via email.  Cézembre election law is found within the constitution and various amendments quoted for reference after this proclamation.

There is no specific l’Etats election act, but there are procedures established in subsequent Sénéchal and Lord Warden election acts that will be adopted as administrative procedures for this election.

As to authority to act

1.    Until such time as there is another candidate for Le Sénéchal, I shall continue in office and there shall be no election for Le Sénéchal following the procedure of the Lord Warden election act enacted subsequent to the Sénéchal election act and establishes Cézembre election procedure and which states “no election will be held and the sole candidate will be considered elected to the position.” should I remain the sole candidate as the existing officer.

2.   Should there be another candidate for Le Sénéchal, I would immediately withdraw my candidacy for continuance in that office, and should that person remain the only candidate, then they would be elected in a similar manner.  I offer to become the conducting officer for the election of l’Etats if desired by the new Sénéchal, or that person could assume that duty, or that person could decide to ask the Chancery to conduct the election.

3.   Should there be more than one candidate for Le Sénéchal other than myself, I would again immediately withdraw my candidacy for continuance in that office, but would continue as the conducting official of the election of the new Sénéchal as well as l’Etats.

Should my authority to act proceed, then I proclaim that the election for l’Etats shall proceed by nomination by name of any Cézembre citizen to serve in l’Etats.   Those citizens named as candidates may identify with no party, or one party, or multiple parties as they wish, however, votes shall be cast only for the name listed on the ballot which must be declared in the nomination period defined in the first week of the election period, with voting taking place in the second and third week of the election period.  These can be self nominations, or nominations by Cézembre citizens of other Cézembre citizens who subsequently affirm their intent to stand for election within the nomination period.

I intend to stand for l'Etats.  I hereby ask if
@Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù
@Ián Tamorán
@Ián S.G. Txaglh
again wish to stand for the office.  Others may declare their intent to stand on or before June 14 19:30 TST (June 15 at 0230 CZT), such that ballots may be prepared.  A "Sticky Slate" Amendment will be discussed in l'Etats to formalize this concept in the session leading up to the election period and may, along with other referenda, have potential to be offered to the citizenry for approval.

In the past, including the most recent election (conducted by the Chancery), there were issues of potential confusion between votes for parties and votes for persons, which were subsequently combined for purposes of allocation of seats within l’Etats.  There were also issues with rules that the Chancery must follow regarding write in votes which are not part of Cézembre law which result in vacant seats due to the lack of a representative of a party for those votes cast.

The times of the election based upon the constitution and the existing Chancery election to the Ziu shall establish the first week of nominations on June 7 at 19:30 TST (June 8 at 0230 CZT) to June 14 19:30 TST (June 15 at 0230 CZT) and the election June 14 – June 28 19:30 TST (June 29 at 0230 CZT).  Candidates are encouraged to make their self-nominations known even prior to the election, and as early as possible within the nomination period to assist in the balloting process.  Those who nominate someone else should communicate their wishes to the nominee such that the candidate may affirm their standing within the nomination period.

The election will take place in an official voting thread, or via the electionbuddy.com system which has been tested and found satisfactory and conformant to the requirements of the constitution, or via email, or telephone, or postal mail as any individual Cézembre citizen may desire when the official ballot is issued. (Note: electionbuddy can be used without cost for up to 20 voters, and the current population of Cézembre is 21, however, as whether or not I remain Sénéchal I will vote in public as I have always done, thus providing for a secret ballot - if desired - for all other citizens)

Those who wish to raise questions with this proclamation are advised to bring said questions to this thread before the end of the nomination period.  This will be the place for any adjustment of the process, however, those not satisfied may seek relief via Cort Pü Inalt as per Article 19 & 20 of the CAG.  This proclamation, after ratification by the Governor-General also will be sent via email to those who do not participate in these forums for response.

I hereby submit this plan for the June 2021 Election for ratification by Governor-General (Cunstaval): Sir Cresti Siervicül, UrN this 2nd day of June, 2021

X. Pol Briga a.k.a. xpb

Specific references to the CÉZEMBREAN ADMINISTRATION GUIDE (hereinafter CAG) follow with full document found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QYkVIvygRUC-TC4NVdKTogfwftJH-XzF/view

Constitution of the Sovereign Province of Cézembre
From Article 1.  …Cézembre is an autonomous and self-governing…

From Article 7. …l'Etats shall consist of no more and no less than twenty (20) seats.
Seats in l’Etats de Cézembre can only be assigned to citizens of Cézembre. Citizens may hold more than one seat, but no more than six. One seat cannot be divided among nor assigned to more than one citizen.

From Article 8 … The Sénéchal (or the Governor-General in case the Sénéchal has been absent
for more than one week) may request the chancery not to conduct those elections in no less than one week before balloting day. If the Sénéchal (or Governor-General) makes such a request, the Sénéchal (or the Governor-General) shall conduct the elections in accordance with provincial election laws and rules.

Article 11. Le Sénéchal shall be the elected leader of Cezembre. Le Sénéchal shall have the power to issue proclamations which have the force of law. These proclamations may be appealed or amended as regular laws. These proclamations may not act as acts of attainders or any activity prohibited by the Organic Law (with regards to Prime Dictats). These proclamations must be counter-signed by the Governor-General (or the King, in case of, by lack of appointment or by long-term absence, a Governor-General).

Article 14. Elections as described by article 10 will take, no less and no longer than 3 weeks. Cézembrians must announce their candidacy in the first week of the election and polls shall open on the first day of the 2nd week and close on the last day of the third week.

Article 15. Elections, as described in articles 10 and 11 will start no earlier than one week and no later than two weeks after the election deadline of Talossan general elections or after a resolution has been approved by a majority of the l'Etats de Cézembre removing the previous
Sénéchal or should the Sénéchal, resign, die or be unable to fulfill his duties for any reason.

A8: The Sénéchal Elections Act

6. Before the start of the nomination phase the Conducting Officer will send all voters an email explaining the election procedures. This message must be posted online as well to ensure voters who did not receive the email have the chance to notify the Conducting Officer of the mistake, so it can be fixed.

A9: The 51st Cosa Lord Warden Election Act

8. The election will be conducted using Ballotbin or a similar automated ballot that is capable of conducting the elections in accordance with the provisions of this act.

9. The settings of the Bin must be so that the Admins can only see the results after the election, the candidates are presented in random order and the election is conducted using a preferential vote.

15. If there is one sole candidate for the position of Lord Warden at the start of the election, no election will be held and the sole candidate will be considered elected to the position.
(note this does not appear in the Sénéchal Elections Act but was enacted later and thus establishes local election procedures)

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Cézembre / Lord Warden cheers
« on: June 01, 2021, 10:12:39 PM »
Congratulations

@Ián Tamorán

 shall remain Lord Warden!

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RAK / DRAFT Sticky Slate Amendment
« on: May 28, 2021, 10:50:52 PM »
In detailed reading of the CAG, there need to be a followup to the announcement of the Cézembre election notification sent by email on 16 May, and that adjustment by email will take place on or before 1 June to be compliant with the Cézembre electon process.  As per CAG arrticle 14, nominations take place the week of June 7-13, with the election running June 14-28 (not 30 as previously proposed). The following amendment if passed by l'Etats by June 13 would then be sent for ratification by the electorate during this election to be implemented for the following election just after that for the 57th Ziu.

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DRAFT STICKY SLATE Amendment

Whereas
The Cezembre Administration Guide specifies when Cezembre conducts an election, and

Whereas as per Article 14 specifies that the candidates must declare prior to the election their intent to stand, and

Whereas
Thus there are not write-in candidates, and

Whereas
It is desireable to have the option to retain effective legislators, and

Whereas
There can be logistical challenges when Cezembre elections are held by statute no earlier than one week nor no later than two weeks after the general election of the Ziu, and

Whereas
The right for anyone to declare candidacy shall be maintained, and

Whereas
The right for anyone to decline candidacy shall be maintained

BE IT RESOLVED that
All seated l'Etats members shall be placed on the ballot for the next session of l'Etats, unless they specifically request not to be listed along with others who declare their candidacy.

This process only establishes the slate of candidates -- if a candidate does not receive any votes, they would not enter into the apportionment specified in CAG Article 9.

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Cézembre / ⅓ voted thus far
« on: May 25, 2021, 11:14:22 PM »
7 of 21 Cézembre citizens have voted in the election for the Ziu thus far, which may also be a most of those who are registered on these forums.  If you have personal connections to encourage greater participation please do so as my hands appear tied to only promotion of the Cézembre election for which I have already sent one message (mentioning also the current election) and the next message will be to describe the successful test of the electionbuddy system as well as to make a second call for l'Etats & Seneshal candidates.  However, that won't happen until after the election of the Ziu is complete.

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The Royal Civil Service / Smoke signal perhaps?
« on: May 25, 2021, 10:19:02 PM »
To the Civil Service,

While talossa.proboards.com has been retired, might it be possible for one posting to be placed there about the current election and again to encourage joining these forums as only about half the electorate has registered here some 18 months after changeover?

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I am not currently a seated member in the Ziu, but have a suggestion for consideration - the creation of a Political Parties forum under the Special Interests area, and to have child boards under established under that for each party (perhaps even for past parties that wish to have a historic listing although their last statements may have been on the talossa.proboards.com system or even just in email or printed materials)

This is addition to parties or persons supporting those parties commenting on whatever posting they wish in other forums, but could serve as a point to examine details in an organized manner.

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RAK / DRAFT Cézembre Homestead Association (CHA)
« on: May 20, 2021, 11:25:35 PM »
DRAFT LEGISLATION

Whereas
A13 An Act to secure Homesteads on the Isle of Cézembre provides for anyone of Talossan or Berber heritage to request a homestead (see https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=677.0), and

Whereas
Those who are not Cézembrean citizens may have homesteads, and

Whereas
In El Lexhatx
7.3. No Talossan citizen may transfer his provincial citizenship to a different province, except by physically moving into that province or into the zone corresponding to that province. A citizens living inside or outside of Talossa, who moves permanently into an outside zone corresponding to a different province will be (re)assigned by the SoS to the province corresponding to the new geographic zone in accordance with the following provisions:
7.3.1 The provisions in this section do not apply unless the citizen explicitly consents to being reassigned. Whenever any Talossan wants to move his provincial assignment to the province in whose assigned area he actually lives, he may do so by notifying the Chancery. The move will be officially recognised once the Chancery has validated the request. (49RZ21 49RZ13)
and
7.10. CÉZEMBRE PROVINCE. Talossan citizens living in the following areas shall be assigned to Cézembre Province: the nations of Ireland, United Kingdom, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Monaco and any European nation not listed elsewhere, and

Whereas
Cézembre homestead holders may provide assistance towards tourism, land use decision making, and the promotion of Cézembre and attraction of new citizens from Ireland, United Kingdom, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Monaco and any European nation not listed elsewhere, and

Whereas
Cézembre homestead holders who are not citizens Cézembre should still have their voices heard by l'Etats and the government of Cézembre

Be it resolved that

There shall be a CÉZEMBRE HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION (CHA) created such that the CHA may provide non-binding yet formalized advice to l'Etats and the government of Cézembre, and to otherwise assist the CLO in organization of the homesteading effort including the election of officers to represent the CHA and the creation of by-laws for the CHA.

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RAK / DRAFT - Breton / Brezhoneg as an official language of CZ
« on: May 17, 2021, 11:06:03 PM »
As suggested on Talossa.net by @Miestra Schiva  regarding Brezhoneg as an official language of Cézembre

DRAFT LEGISLATION

Whereas
Cézembre is located in the region of Brittany, near to that peninsula flowing into the Atlantic sea and the English Channel in north west France, and

Whereas
Cézembre has adopted the historic flag of Brittany, and

Whereas
Brittany is the traditional homeland of the Breton people as one of the six Celtic nations, and

Whereas
Breton is also the name of the language of the Breton people, and

Whereas in CAG Article 5.
The sole historic and national language of the entire Talossan people, and therefore of the Cézembrian Province, is the Talossan language (el glhetg Talossan).
The Cézembrian government shall also recognise English and French as useful working second languages, and may adopt tertiary working languages by law.

Be it resolved that

The Cézembrian government shall recognize Breton as a tertiary working language.

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RAK / Citizen initiatives
« on: May 17, 2021, 09:33:34 AM »
Citizens of Cézembre who wish to suggest new bills &/or modification to existing legislation may place their ideas within this RAK forum, which in turn may be sponsored by a sitting l'Etats member in the current or future sessions of that body.

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CCC / Cézembre Notice of Election sent via email to all citizens
« on: May 16, 2021, 10:40:39 PM »
Cézembre Notice of Election - Candidates and Issues declared by 12 June, Voting 14 June to 1 July has been sent via email to all citizens and the SoS.

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