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Messages - Sir Txec dal Nordselvă, UrB

It is my pleasure to open call for bills of the April 2023 Clark.

Eventually, the clark can be viewed in real time here: (for the votes)

and here: (for the bills )

It is NOT too late to submit bills, of course, as you have OFFICIALLY until the morning of the 31st of this month, provided your bills have been in the Hopper before end of business day the 15th, of course. I will make the Clark on April 1st's morning and bills submitted up to a few hours before that will probably also be taken.

PLEASE note that in order to support a bill, you need to:

1 ) Be a Senator, the Secretary of State or the King
2 ) Have been nominated as a Cosa Member for the upcoming Clark BEFORE the 15th,

To vote on the Clark, you will once again have 2 options:

1 ) You will be able to vote in the Clark thread (which will be created later on the 1st of April, as usual. I will enter your votes in the DB.

2 ) You will be able to vote directly in the database, using your usernumber and DB password (which you can retrieve at: using the PSC of the election) or by login via Facebook (which retrieve manual activation on my part).

Dr. Txec dal Nordselvă,
Secretár d'Estat
Also you say "proper functioning of government."  That could definitely mean, if we budgeted it we can spend it because it is within the proper functioning of government to do so.
This bill could effectively end spending 60 days or more before the end of Cosa. Suppose the entire term goes by and no month of recess is called. At nearly the last minute it is decided to call a month of recess after the 6th Clark. Now we have 60 days without spending authority. Now, it takes a month for the election and certification, etc. now we are up to 90 days. So now we have been in a spending freeze for 3 months. That's half a Cosa term.

Do you see a problem? I do.
If I may, Baron, can you double check these balances:

QuoteThe current funds of the Kingdom consist of a checking account, a savings account, and a Paypal account.  On report from the Burgermeister of Inland Revenue, these accounts stand at the following balances:
Checking: $1,178.50
Savings: $46.60
Paypal: $267.93
Total: $1493.03

When I was Burgermeister the vast majority of the treasury was in savings, not checking. Has the current Burgermeister moved the funds out of the interest accruing savings account and into checking? If so, for what purpose?
Quote from: Baron Alexandreu Davinescu on March 22, 2023, 07:40:38 PM@Sir Txec dal Nordselvă, UrB , I was going to have the financial report part be separate at the top before this bill, but I wonder if that's allowed or considered good form.  As Secretary of State, do you have a preference in presentation?  If necessary, I can add it back as the first section of the bill.

I'ma little fuzzy on this bill and haven't been following the debate with any regularity. It would probably be best to keep whatever the existing format of previous budget bills are. Sorry that I'm not able to be more specific. I'm currently experiencing vacation brain :-)
Quote from: Tric'hard Lenxheir on March 22, 2023, 08:10:52 PMTHE ORGANIZING OUR FINANCES ACT

Whereas our current system leads to chaos and
Whereas the people of Talossa deserve a more organized transition of government especially as it pertains to the nations finances
Be it enacted by the King, Cosa and Senats in Ziu

The Organizing Our Finances Act

The burgermeister shall be required to submit a Final Financial Report 30 days before the end of the Cosa to include all expenditures during the Cosa.
Also be it enacted that there shall be a freeze on all government spending during the last 30 days of the Cosa, except that which is necessary for the proper functioning of the government or emergency funding which must be approved by the King and/or a 2/3rds majority of the Cosa.

Uréu q'estadra så:
Tric'hard Lenxheir (Senator-TNC)

This bill needs to specify where in El Lex it should go and ideally reference or change existing statute.
58RZ4 is not law until the King assents or his time to do so runs out.
The VoC passed.
Results of the First Clark:

RZ1 - passed
RZ2 - passed
RZ3 - failed
RZ4 - passed

MCs Alexandreu Prominè and Mic'haglh Autófil failed to vote.  All senators voted.

Sir Txec dal Nordselvă,
Secretár d'Estat

Remember the treasury is technically held by an individual, which means he or she might have tax liabilities.
Quote from: xpb on March 16, 2023, 09:56:25 PMA suggestion on 7.3.
No Talossan citizens may transfer his their provincial citizenship to a different province, except either by physically moving into that province or into the zone corresponding to that province,

or by providing bona fides as to the following:
a) A citizen was born on the territory of the relevant province;
b) The biological mother or biological father of the citizen was born on the territory of the relevant province;
c) One of biological grandparents of a citizen was born on the territory of the relevant province;
d) The citizen has engaged in a minimum of five years education under the age of 18 within the territory of the relevant province.

So by this logic, if I decided that since my mother was born in Iowa I could transfer to Vuode, and since I was born in Germany, I could transfer to Cezembre, despite the fact I've lived in California and thus Maricopa since 1987?
Maricopa / Re: Electing a Premieir - 58th Cosa
March 14, 2023, 01:36:28 PM
As voting was disrupted by the Wittpocolypse, I am re-opening voting for two weeks, which will end on March 28, 2023 at 7L30 PM TST.

Our three candidates are:

Sir Txec dal Nordselvă
Danihel Txechescu
Béneditsch Ardpresteir
I rather like the new squirrels :-)

Maricopa / Re: Electing a Premieir - 58th Cosa
March 14, 2023, 11:22:18 AM
Yes. I haven't had a chance to get back to this. I'll re-do the vote later today or tomorrow.