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The nomination phase has ended.

There is only one declared candidate. As the law does not provide an option to vote against a candidate, and there is a precedent for not going through the voting phase when only one candidate has declared, there will not be a voting phase.

I hereby certify that @xpb has been elected as Sénéchal of Cézembre.

Congratulations to Sir X. Pol!
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Wittenberg / Re: L'Chronica 11.20
« Last post by Miestră Schivă, UrN on November 22, 2020, 03:00:55 PM »
Hello, yes. Please to be clarking The 55th Cosa Budget.
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The Lobby / The 55th Cosa Budget
« Last post by Miestră Schivă, UrN on November 22, 2020, 03:00:04 PM »
WHEREAS the Organic Law directs that each government submit a budget by the second Clark of their Cosa term,

AND WHEREAS this bill has been approved by all members of the Cabinet; so

PART A: Appropriations Request

His Majesty's Government hereby submits to the Ziu a request for the appropriation of funds from the Royal Treasury totaling 356¤46 ($535.15) for the specific purposes and subject to restrictions as outlined herein:

STUFF:
  • Webhosting costs for nine months with DoRoyal: 53¤26 ($80.15)
  • Promoting Talossa's social media posts,  ℓ20 ($30)
FINANCE:

for fees for a Registered Agent to represent Talossa as an Unincorporated Association under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, to enable us to formally hold property, 66¤40 ($100)

CULTURE:
  • Prizes for cultural contests, 66¤40 ($100)
  • Honoraria for writers of articles for a new Talossan cultural magazine,  ℓ150 ($225)

FURTHERMORE, notwithstanding the above allocations, no funds shall be disbursed without a notice of disbursement having first been transmitted to the Ziu at least fourteen days prior to the disbursement, except that disbursements solely for the purpose of postage may be made with no less than 24 hours notice. Notices shall contain details of the purchase and a cost estimate for the purchase, or the total amount paid if seeking funds for reimbursement. Copies of receipts and/or invoices will be provided upon request to Members of the Ziu.

FURTHERMORE, any funds allocated by this section shall be retained in the central fund by the Burgermeister of Inland Revenue until such time as they are disbursed. Funds not disbursed prior to the end of the government term shall remain in the central fund.

PART B. Fundraiser, Minting, and Other Authorizations

FURTHERMORE, the Minister of Finance, or her appointed deputy shall undertake to create manage and promote a voluntary fundraising campaign,  to the citizens of Talossa and other interested parties over the course of the term,. The targeted amount for the campaign shall be ℓ325 ($487.50). The proceeds of seignorage, sales of stamps, TalossaWare proceeds, and other voluntary contributions shall be included in this total except as provided elsewhere. The expected income for the term is as follows:

    Proceedings of sales (Coins/Stamps/Talossaware) + Donations to the Kingdom: ℓ325 ($487.50)
    Registration fees for Cosa election: ℓ20 ($30)
    Registration fees for Senäts election: ℓ10 ($15)
    Interest on Talossa's bank accounts: ℓ5 ($7.5)

Total: +ℓ360 (+$540)


PART C: Investment Policy

FURTHERMORE, His Majesty’s Government hereby directs the Burgermeister of Inland Revenue to invest all held funds into an interest-bearing savings account unless or until otherwise directed or advised by act of the Ziu.
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Wittenberg / L'Chronica 11.20
« Last post by Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu on November 22, 2020, 10:02:43 AM »
OFFICIAL STATE OPENING OF THE COSA
The opening ceremony of the 55th Cosa has occurred and can be viewed at the following link.   
https://www.twitch.tv/txosueeiricroibeardescu

TALOSSAN WEB DOMAINS NOW PUBLIC PROPERTY
The government has completed the project of transferring Talossa's web domains to public ownerhip.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=565.0

RESULTS OF 2020 TALOSSAN ACTIVITY SURVEY RELEASED
The government has released the results of the 2020 activity survey.  Activity declines are linked to life changes and macronational politics.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=528.0;attach=228

MINISTRY OF CULTURE STILL LOOKING FOR FELLOWS TO THE COLLEGE OF ARMS
The Ministry of Culture is still seeking applicants for fellowships to the College of Arms.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=588.0

GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES DRAFT BUDGET
The government published their budgetary goals for the coming Cosa.  Expenditures in STUFF, Culture lead the way in ambitions appropriations.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=574.15

SENATE HEARINGS FOR ISTEFAN PERþONEST CONTINUE
The Senate confirmation hearings are stop-and-go regarding the nomination of Istefan Perþonest to the Uppermost Court.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=519.0

L'CHRONICA 10/20 CAPTION CONTEST WINNER
Iason Taiwos has won this month's caption contest with "Hallelujah, It's Raining Hen."
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=489.0

Here is the image for the 11.20 Caption Contest.  Make sure to submit your answers by the 10th of Next Month.
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It is my pleasure to open call for bills of the December 2020 Clark.

Eventually, the clark can be viewed in real time here:

www.talossa.ca/files/cosa_vote_result.php?cosa=55&clark=2 (for the votes)

and here:

www.talossa.ca/files/clark.php?cosa=55&clark=2 (for the bills )

It is NOT too late to submit bills, of course, as you have OFFICIALLY until the morning of the 30th 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 December 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
or
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 December), 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: www.talossa.ca/files/login.php using the PSC of the election) or by login via Facebook (which retrieve manual activation on my part).



Dr. Txec dal Nordselvă,
Secretary of State
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Below is a summary of the results of the 1st Clark of the 55th Cosa.

  • 55RZ1 - The Tidy up your STUFF Act - passed Cosa 200-0-0 Senate 7-1-0
  • 55RZ2 - The Tidying up the Interior Act - passed Cosa 164-19-17 Senate 7-1-0
  • 55RZ3 - The Shark Tank Act - passed Cosa 128-55-17 Senate 5-3-0
  • 55RZ4 - The Fleecing Bill - passed Cosa 168-18-14 Senate 7-1-0
  • 55RZ5  - The Self-Destructing Senäts Repeal (Organic Law Amendment) Bill - passed Cosa 200-0–0 Senate 6-1-1
  • 55RZ6 - The Confidence is Not a Binary Choice Bill - passed Cosa 145-19-36 Senate 5-1-2
  • 55RZ7 - The Community Jurists (JP Restoration) Bill - passed Cosa 181-19-0 Senate 7-1-0
  • 55RZ8 - The Alexander E.H. Schmidt Immigration Bill - passed Cosa 200-0-0 Senate 6-0-2
  • 55RZ9 - The Make the Ziu Actually Read This Stuff Bill - passed Cosa 128-72-0 Senate 4-3-1
  • 55RZ10 - The Tidying Up Our Finances (And Seneschalsqåb) Bill - passed Cosa 200-0-0 Senate 7-1-0
  • 55RZ11 - Maybe Not So Into This Bill - passed Cosa 110-54-36 Senate 5-0-3
  • 55RZ12 - The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum Bill - passed Cosa 110-36-54 Senate 4-1-3
  • VoC - passed 163-37

All MC’s and Senators voted on the Clark.



Dr. Txec dal Nordselvă,
Secretary of State
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The Cosa / Re: 55th Cosa 1st Clark Voting and Discussion thread
« Last post by C. M. Siervicül on November 21, 2020, 07:24:48 PM »
Sorry, had an editing error for RZ8 but am unable to edit my post. I vote “per” on RZ8.
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The Cosa / Re: 55th Cosa 1st Clark Voting and Discussion thread
« Last post by C. M. Siervicül on November 21, 2020, 07:22:25 PM »
I vote as follows:

RZ1: Per
RZ2: Per
RZ3: Per
RZ4: Contra, for the reasons stated in the Hopper thread.
RZ5: Per
RZ6: Per
RZ7: Per, though I dislike the CJ title.
RZ8: Schmidt
RZ9: Per
RZ10: Per
RZ11: Contra
RZ12: Austanéu
VoC: Üc
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There has been some discussion with the leader of the LCC that an MC does not have to vote on the VoC under current OrgLaw due to the use of the word "may". My understanding is that, under current law, based on El Lex that if an MC casts an invalid vote on the VoC, as SoS I have to punish them so I guess the issue really is what is an invalid vote?

I did some digging and found that an invalid vote, from 23RZ39 is a vote to abstain on the VoC. I don't see where that law has been changed. It is true that MC's and Senators are voting on a law to remove the reference to punishing MC's, but that is not yet in force.

My legal interpretation is that had the MC in question simply not voted on the VoC, no invalid vote would have been cast. However, the MC in question DID vote on the VoC with abstain. Under current law I cannot accept any of his votes.

I invite the leader of the LCC to challenge this in Cort if necessary. If there are other interpretations I'd also love to hear them.

Of course, this whole issue will be completely moot once voting ends and assuming the Regent assents to RZ6.
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RZ1 - PER
RZ2 - PER
RZ3 - CON
RZ4 - PER
RZ5 - PER
RZ6 - AUS
RZ7 - PER
RZ8 - PER
RZ9 - CON
RZ10 - PER
RZ11 - AUS
RZ12 - AUS
VoC - Non

Thanks for updating your vote Jordan. Votes entered.
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