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Voting thread for Local Autonomy Bill

Started by Tric'hard Lenxheir, November 20, 2023, 08:40:15 PM

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Tric'hard Lenxheir

Local Autonomy Bill

A proposed act of the Estats Xhenerais of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandeberg to establish mechanisms of local autonomy, for the purpose of advancing provincial activity and cultivating contributions to the social, historical, and cultural tapestry of Vuode and of Talossa at large.

Section 1: Localities

(1) The localities of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg (hereafter referred to as "Vuode") are the parishes and townships.

(2) The names and boundaries of the parishes and townships of Vuode are determined by the Parishes and Township Decree (UPD-2013-001), issued by Éovart Grischun on 7 March 2013/XXXIV.

Section 2: Residence

(1)(a) Residence is the condition of a provincial citizen of Vuode (hereafter referred to as "citizen" unless otherwise noted) of being assigned to a locality, in similar fashion as a citizen of Talossa is assigned to a province.
(b) Residence in a particular township implies residence in the parish in which that particular township is located.
(c) Residence is actual in the case that the personal domicile of a citizen is within the locality in which that citizen resides.
(d) Residence is ceremonial otherwise.
(e) No citizen may reside in more than one township or more than one parish at any given time.
(f) The number of residents in each township must be as close to equal as possible.

(2)(a) Any citizen may publicly petition the Premier of Vuode or another citizen or citizens deputized by the Premier of Vuode for such purposes (both hereafter referred to as "Premier") for residence in a particular township of the petitioner's choosing
(b) Should the petitioner not already reside in a township and should residence by the petitioner in the township of the petitioner's choosing not contradict Section 2(1)(f) of this Act, the Premier will grant the petitioner residence in the township of the petitioner's choosing within a period of no less than seven days and no more than fourteen days.
(c) Any citizen already residing in a township may request to transfer residence by similar process.

(3)(a) Should more than one citizen request residence in a township during the same period specified in Section (2)(2)(b) of this Act, so that Section 2(1)(f) of this Act would be contradicted by the granting of residence to all petitioners, the issue will be resolved by the following protocol.
(b) The petitions of citizens for actual residence will be given priority over the petitions of citizens for ceremonial residence.
(c) Should more than one citizen petition for actual residence in the same township, all such petitioners will be granted residence, regardless of Section 2(1)(f) of this Act.
(d) Should a citizen petition for actual residence in a township in which ceremonial residents already reside, residence will be granted to the petitioner but the ceremonial residents will not be compelled to leave, regardless of Section 2(1)(f) of this Act.
(f) Should more than one citizen petition for ceremonial residence in the same township, residence will be granted to one such petitioner selected at random.

(4) No citizen will be compelled to leave their township of residence except by act of the Estats Xhenerais.

Section 3: Incorporation

(1)(a) The residents of a township may choose to incorporate their township if, by majority vote, they submit a proposed charter to the Premier for approval.
(b) The proposed charter details the proposed mechanisms, institutions, and terminology of local governance.
(c) The proposed charter must be consistent with the principles of democracy and with national and provincial law.
(d) The township is incorporated upon the approval of its charter by the Premier.
(e) Should the Premier deny approval for the proposed charter, or fail to respond within fourteen days of its submission, the residents of the township may appeal to the Estats Xhenerais.

(2) Any parish, in which at least half of the townships are incorporated, may incorporate by the same process.

(3) The Estats Xhenerais has the power to amend or abrogate the charter of any locality, at any time, for any reason.

(4) A locality becomes disincorporated should it no longer contain any residents.

Section 4: Autonomy

(1) An incorporated locality has the right to establish ordinances, in accordance with its charter, that affect matters entirely within its boundaries.

(2) Ordinances may affect matters including, but not necessarily limited to, the establishment of local symbols, the naming of local features, and the proclamation of days of observance.

(3) The Estats Xhenerais has the power to amend or abrogate any ordinance of any locality, at any time, for any reason.

(4) Should a locality become disincorporated, its ordinances will remain established until amended or abrogated by the Estas Xhenerais or, should that locality become reincorporated, by the new local authorities.

Section 5: Records

(1) The Premier will maintain a record of citizens that reside in particular localities and whether such residence is actual or ceremonial.

(2) The local authorities and the Premier will maintain records of the charter and ordinances of incorporated localities, as well as records of local officeholders.
Tric'hard Lenxheir (Senator and Man Without A Party)

Bentxamì Puntmasleu

Grefieir d'Abbavilla / Scribe of Abbavilla

Zirecteir dels Afaes Înphätseschti / Director of Home Affairs

Premieir da Vuode / Premier of Vuode

Tric'hard Lenxheir

Tric'hard Lenxheir (Senator and Man Without A Party)

Bentxamì Puntmasleu

#3
In the apparent absence of formal parliamentary procedure (perhaps that is something we could take up next), I would argue it is up Presider Officer @Tric'hard Lenxheir  to determine the nature or the voting period. That said, I suggest we consider this vote concluded unless @Ian Feliceu would like to vote (given that two of three councillors have already voted 'për,' and this bill requires a simple majority to pass, additional votes won't have any actual effect).
Grefieir d'Abbavilla / Scribe of Abbavilla

Zirecteir dels Afaes Înphätseschti / Director of Home Affairs

Premieir da Vuode / Premier of Vuode

Tric'hard Lenxheir

I declare the voting period has been more than adequate and the bill has passed by a 2-0 margin. Now if I only knew how to add it to the wiki it would be in writing LOL
Tric'hard Lenxheir (Senator and Man Without A Party)

Sir Txec dal Nordselvă, UrB

As Cunstaval of Vuode and under Article IV of the Constitution of Vuode, I assent to this bill.


Cunstaval da Vuode
Sir Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, UrB, GST, O.SPM, SMM
Secretár d'Estat
Guaír del Sabor Talossan
The Squirrel Viceroy of Arms, The Rouge Elephant Herald, RTCoA
Cunstaval da Vuode
Justice Emeritus of the Uppermost Cort
Former Seneschal

Bentxamì Puntmasleu

Quote from: Tric'hard Lenxheir on December 20, 2023, 09:20:16 AMI declare the voting period has been more than adequate and the bill has passed by a 2-0 margin. Now if I only knew how to add it to the wiki it would be in writing LOL

Do you have a wiki account? If not, there are admins who can help you set up. No worries in any case. I can add it to the wiki when I have the time. It might be a couple days.
Grefieir d'Abbavilla / Scribe of Abbavilla

Zirecteir dels Afaes Înphätseschti / Director of Home Affairs

Premieir da Vuode / Premier of Vuode