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{Amendment to LR. 3 - PASSED}
Author:Mukolayiv
Sponsor: Mukolayiv

Noting that Legislative Resolution 3 has several loopholes and constitutional uncertainties, this amendment shall seek to remedy some of the issues

1. Section 1, Article 2, Section 1 shall be amended with the following changes:

[box]Section 1: The following bodies and positions shall be defined as being or part of government organs:

  • The Office of Emperor

  • The Office of Prime Minister and their Deputy

  • The Office of Cabinet Directors, their Deputies, their Employees and their respective departments

  • The Office of Senate Chancellor

  • The Office of Senator

  • The Office of Roleplay Director, their Deputy, and their Staff.

[/box]

1. Article 1, Section shall be amended to the following:

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  • Abuse of Power
    Abuse of Power shall be defined as the unlawful or illegal usage of powers granted to a government official or employee

  • Attempt.
    Attempt shall be defined as an individual who has specific intent to commit a crime, and takes direct action toward completion of the crime. A completed crime shall fall under respective provisions and this article shall not be charged with successful attempts at a crime.

  • Bribery
    Bribery shall be defined as the offer or acceptance of anything of value in exchange for influence on a government official or employee.

  • Conspiracy
    Conspiracy shall be defined as a criminal plot with two or more people agreeing to commit almost any unlawful act, then take some action toward its completion. The action taken need not itself be a crime, but it must indicate that those involved in the plot knew of the plan and intended to break the law. A person may be convicted of conspiracy even if the actual crime was never committed.

  • Corruption
    Corruption shall be defined as the receiving by an individual holding public office or a government position of unofficial benefits in exchange for favors via the use of their said post.

  • Criminal Contempt of the Court
    Criminal Contempt of the Court shall be defined as conduct that defies, disrespects, or insults the authority or dignity of a court. Often, contempt takes the form of actions that are seen as detrimental to the court's ability to administer justice.

  • Disorderly Conduct
    Disorderly Conduct shall be defined as the use of profane language in the presence of a minor, posting and disseminating harmful and explicit material, and being in a state of intoxication that causes disturbances

  • Disturbing the Peace
    Disturbing the Peace shall be defined as a criminal offence that occurs when a person engages in some form of unruly public behavior, such as fighting or spamming excessive words and messages. When a person's words or conduct jeopardizes another person's right to peace and tranquility, he or she may be charged with disturbing the peace.

  • Espionage
    Espionage shall be defined as the act of obtaining secret or confidential information without the permission of the holder of the information for the favor of a foreign source.

  • Fraud
    Fraud shall be defined as a purposeful misrepresentation of an important fact

  • Harassment
    Harassment shall be defined as aggressive pressure or intimidation with the intent to gain something of worth or moral satisfaction

  • Hate Crimes
    Hate Crimes shall be defined as the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

  • Inciting Hatred
    Inciting hatred shall be defined as the call to violence against a certain group or individual based on their ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, political orientation, political affiliation, religion, national origin and personal views.

  • Identity Theft
    Identity Theft shall be defined as the fraudulent practise of using another person's name and information in order to obtain any bonuses in any form.

  • Obstruction of Justice
    Obstruction of Justice shall be defined as the act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process, attempting to prevent access of investigators or sabotage of ongoing investigations.

  • Perjury
    Perjury shall be defined as to knowingly make misleading or false statements under oath or to sign a legal document one knows to be false or misleading.

  • Probation Violation
    Probation Violation shall be defined as an offence that occurs when one breaks the terms or conditions of their probation.

  • Revelation
    Revelation shall be defined as the illegal or un-consented exposing of personal or otherwise sensitive information that belongs to another individual or entity.

  • Sabotage
    Sabotage shall be defined as the act of deliberately destroying, damaging, or obstructing something, especially for political or military advantage.

  • Securities Fraud
    Securities Fraud shall be defined as knowingly making fraudulent or misleading statements about any private entity that lead to outsiders making incorrect assumptions based on such statements.

  • Stalking
    Stalking shall be defined as the unwanted pursuit of an individual for any given purpose

  • Theft
    Theft shall be defined as the taking of a person's property without their permission, or also with the intent to deprive them of said property permanently

  • Vandalism
    Vandalism shall be defined as the defacing or unwanted spam of an individual or group

  • Treason
    Treason shall be defined as the crime of betraying the region, especially by attempting to overthrow the sovereign or government, or exposing state secrets to outsiders.

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Closing Remarks

1. With the intention to ease the process of the Senate clerk in updating legislation, the following document presented is an unmarked, unaltered copy of L.R. 3 with the aforementioned amendments:

Standards of Legal Procedures and Crimes Act (L.R. 003)

Preamble
With the region starting afresh in virtually everything, it is imperative that a new code of standards of legal procedures and criminal punishments be formed.

Section 1. Government Legalities and Offenses

Preamble: An individual in the government of the New Western Empire may only fill one governmental (cabinet or senate level) position at any given time. Government positions will be defined further below.

Section 1: Deputy Directors are sub-cabinet level position holders, and they shall be allowed to hold both the position of deputy and the position of Senator. In the event of a directorial resignation, the Deputy will have to resign from the Senate to ascend to the post of Director.

Section 2: All Senate leadership positions (Senate Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor, Shadow Chancellor, and any future ones to be added) are to be counted as extensions to the role of a Senator rather than new positions for purposes of this bill.

Section 3: Chief Justice/Justice shall only be allowed to hold their position as well as any other special Court roles that deal with overseeing the procedural aspects of running the Court (Similar to the Senate Clerk).

Section 4: The Deputy Prime Minister shall be excluded from this bill as the constitution sets in stone that they can not hold any other government position.

Section 5: Members of the Cabinet, namely the Prime Minister and the various Cabinet Directors, shall only be allowed to hold their respective positions.

Section 6: Individuals who possess sub-cabinet positions or rank-and-file ones shall be allowed to hold one cabinet/senatorial office.

Preamble: Any individual who is in a position of power in a certain government organ or belongs to it, associates with it, or is relative to it may not use their office, nor the office of another individual for personal and political gain.

Section 1: The following bodies and positions shall be defined as being or part of government organs:

  • The Office of Prime Minister and their Deputy

  • The Office of Cabinet Directors, their Deputies, their Employees and their respective departments

  • The Office of Senate Chancellor

  • The Office of Senator

Section 2: Holders or members of the aforementioned organs cannot use their capacity in said institutions for political gain or personal gain.

Section 3: Aforementioned members of government organs are permitted to campaign, disseminate, and preach content for personal or political gain in the capacity of a private citizen.

Section 4: It shall be legal to mention exploits whilst in the office of a government institution for the purpose of personal or political campaigning or gain. Exploits shall be defined as achievements both on the domestic stage and on the foreign stage, however, it shall be illegal to make note of confidential information.

Section 5: Holders or Members of government offices and institutions cannot use said position for the following (but not limited) purposes:

  • Political agitation

  • Attempts or executions of illegal acts

  • Creation of political institutions centred or based upon the government office

  • Harmful conduct, spam

  • Sexual offences or conduct harmful to minors present

Section 6: The definition of a political institution centred or based upon the government office is any political party/organization that links itself, bases itself in or upon all or part of a government office, discord server, or dispatch.

Section 7: Breaking aforementioned clauses is grounds for the official in question to be presented articles of impeachment and held criminally liable.

Preamble: This article further expands the description of duties and stipulations of government officials created under the constitution.

Section 1: The Executive Branch shall consist of the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, any Cabinet Directors the Monarch may create or has already created under the Constitution (at the time of passage: Director of the Interior, Director of Foreign Affairs, Director of Immigration and Director of Justice) and the Deputies to the mentioned Directors..

Section 2: The Prime Minister will be responsible for overseeing the other members of the Executive Branch, making sure they perform their duties under this and other statutes.

Section 3: The Prime Minister will also perform their constitutional duties.

Section 4: The Deputy Prime Minister will have the duty of assuming the office of Prime Minister as soon as possible if the need arises and casting tie-breaking votes in the Senate if the need arises to.

Section 5: The Director of Interior will be responsible for keeping the region informed and up to date regarding government and regional updates, via Telegram, organize regional events, and handle internal security.

Section 6: The Director of Foreign Affairs will be responsible for handling the region’s Diplomatic Affairs and Embassies

Section 7: The Director of Immigration will be responsible for recruiting nations to join the New Western Empire and promoting the region via recruitment.

Section 8: The Director of Justice will be responsible for prosecuting nations who violate the regional Law, and overseeing investigation in the aforementioned crimes.

Section 9: Any other office the Emperor may create will be responsible for performing the duties the Emperor assigns to them, and the Senate may amend this statute to include new offices or remove defunct ones.

Section 10: Deputies to the above posts will be responsible for assuming the Office they are Deputy to if the need arises to, as well as any Duties assigned to them by Directors.

Section 11: The Legislative Branch shall, according to the Constitution, consist of the Imperial Senate.

Section 12: The Chancellor of the Senate, selected by the process described in the Constitution, will be responsible for managing the Senate, putting bills up for debate and vote and keeping the legislative process flowing

Section 13: Posts inferior to the Chancellor, such as the Deputy Chancellor, will be responsible for assuming (temporarily or not) the office of Chancellor, if the need arises to.

Section 14: The exact specifics of these Offices are subject to definitions by the Chancellor.

Section 15: The Judicial Body of the New Western Empire will be the High Court.

Section 16: The Justices to the High Court, appointed per Constitutional provisions, will be responsible for voting and delivering opinions in cases and matters before the Court, without bias or unnecessary delay.

Section 17: The Chief Justice of the High Court, appointed per Constitutional provisions, will have the additional duty of managing the agenda of the High Court and presenting their decisions.

Section 18: The Senior Justice of the High Court shall be the longest-serving incumbent Justice not being the Chief Justice, and they will be additionally responsible for temporarily assuming the Office of Chief Justice if the need to do so arises.

Section 19: The Imperial Supreme Court shall consist of His Imperial Majesty’s Right Honorable Lord of the Judiciary who shall head the Court along with two Lord Magistrates

Section 20: The Imperial Supreme Court shall operation Discord, or it's equivalent, where all arguments are to made orally and recorded or if impossible briefs shall be submitted in lieu of oral arguments and shall only hear appeals from the Imperial High Court on binding and final decisions in regards to a plain error of fact or a de novo legal review. This Court cannot directly rule on any matter as it can only hear appeals and it can only reverse, remand, vacate, affirm and their combinations the final orders of the Imperial High Court.

Section 21: The Imperial Supreme Court shall be the sole maker of its rules and procedures. All rulings and arguments of this Court must be accessible to the public.

Section 22: Members of the Imperial Supreme Court must have served previously as a Justice of the Imperial High Court, or the former New Western Atlantic High Court, for the period of 6 months. The members of the Court shall be appointed by the Emperor and confirmed by a majority vote from the citizens.

Section 23: Clarifications:

This in no way interdicts with the Emperor's ability to create new offices, or the Senate’s to create lower courts.

This also does not interfere with any other statute creating obligations for any government official.

Section 24: Failure to perform the duties outlined in this article will result in a civil case, brought up after a two-thirds consent of the Senate to do so in the High Court. The Justice Director will be representing the Government in such cases, unless they delegate that duty or are themselves the official taken to Court, in which case this duty falls to any Official appointed by the Senate.

Preamble: This article deals specifically with Telegrams sent to the whole region by Regional Offices who have Communications authority. Telegrams sent (by anyone) using private stamps are considered to be actions in the capacity of a private citizen and as such, are exempt from the following provisions.

Section 1: Regional Officer Communications Telegrams must contain one or more of the following:

  • Notice of Election: A message informing the citizens that an election is underway, or that an election is due in a short amount of time, notifying them about possible candidacy deadlines

  • Senate Notice: a message informing the region of the passage of a bill from the Senate, or other important Senate update.

  • High Court Notice: a message informing the region of a High Court ruling.

  • Prime Ministerial Notice: any message sanctioned by the Prime Minister containing official information, e.g. an appointment, a veto to a bill, a region-wide poll and others.

  • Region-wide event: Notice of a region-wide event, such as a poll.

Section 2: Other Government-sponsored messages: including but not limited to promotion of the Role-Play, an opinion poll held via telegram.

Preamble: Customary to the assumption of office, the holder has to perform an oath as a testament to the commitment of said individual

Section 1:The following oath is to be taken by any government of legislative office holder other than the Prime Minister: “I __ hereby swear upon [God/The Law] to protect and defend the constitution above all other duties of office and I acknowledge that with the breaking this Holy Oath I can be found Guilty in the Court of Law and punished.”

Section 2: This Oath is taken by either posting in a message in the appropriate channel of the Regional Discord, or telegramming/DMing it to the Emperor.

Section 3: Witnesses in the High Court are to take this Oath before testifying: “I __ hereby swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.”

Section 4: This Oath is to be taken by posting in the High Court Regional Message Board.

Section 2. Senate Activity

Preamble: Recognizing that inactivity of some Senators in the old Kingdom has often paralyzed the Senate, which with up to ⅓ of the seats inactive, impairing legislation which required ⅔ support. Further realizing that this degraded the regional democracy and weakened the quality of debated bills.

Section 1: Parties have a constitutional right to alter their senators at any time for any reason within the constraints of the mandate granted by the Emperor.

Section 2: A senator shall become eligible for impeachment once they miss 3 consecutive senate votes.

Section 3: Once impeached the senator holds no right to resume his term until the next election. A replacement shall fill in the seat until the next election is scheduled.

Section 1. There shall be no constraints or impairments in the process of replacement of the impeached/sacked senator.

Section 2. The inactive senator in question shall not be liable for court as inactivity is not a crime

Section 3. Crimes and Punishments

Section 1: Crime shall be defined as an action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law.

Section 2: The following crimes and their stipulated definitions shall be legally recognized within the New Western Empire:

  • Abuse of Power
    Abuse of Power shall be defined as the unlawful or illegal usage of powers granted to a government official or employee

  • Attempt.
    Attempt shall be defined as an individual who has specific intent to commit a crime, and takes direct action toward completion of the crime. A completed crime shall fall under respective provisions and this article shall not be charged with successful attempts at a crime.

  • Bribery
    Bribery shall be defined as the offer or acceptance of anything of value in exchange for influence on a government official or employee.

  • Conspiracy
    Conspiracy shall be defined as a criminal plot with two or more people agreeing to commit almost any unlawful act, then take some action toward its completion. The action taken need not itself be a crime, but it must indicate that those involved in the plot knew of the plan and intended to break the law. A person may be convicted of conspiracy even if the actual crime was never committed.

  • Corruption
    Corruption shall be defined as the receiving by an individual holding public office or a government position of unofficial benefits in exchange for favors via the use of their said post.

  • Criminal Contempt of the Court
    Criminal Contempt of the Court shall be defined as conduct that defies, disrespects, or insults the authority or dignity of a court. Often, contempt takes the form of actions that are seen as detrimental to the court's ability to administer justice.

  • Disorderly Conduct
    Disorderly Conduct shall be defined as the use of profane language in the presence of a minor, posting and disseminating harmful and explicit material, and being in a state of intoxication that causes disturbances

  • Disturbing the Peace
    Disturbing the Peace shall be defined as a criminal offence that occurs when a person engages in some form of unruly public behavior, such as fighting or spamming excessive words and messages. When a person's words or conduct jeopardizes another person's right to peace and tranquility, he or she may be charged with disturbing the peace.

  • Espionage
    Espionage shall be defined as the act of obtaining secret or confidential information without the permission of the holder of the information for the favor of a foreign source.

  • Fraud
    Fraud shall be defined as a purposeful misrepresentation of an important fact

  • Harassment
    Harassment shall be defined as aggressive pressure or intimidation with the intent to gain something of worth or moral satisfaction

  • Hate Crimes
    Hate Crimes shall be defined as the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

  • Inciting Hatred
    Inciting hatred shall be defined as the call to violence against a certain group or individual based on their ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, political orientation, political affiliation, religion, national origin and personal views.

  • Identity Theft
    Identity Theft shall be defined as the fraudulent practise of using another person's name and information in order to obtain any bonuses in any form.

  • Obstruction of Justice
    Obstruction of Justice shall be defined as the act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process, attempting to prevent access of investigators or sabotage of ongoing investigations.

  • Perjury
    Perjury shall be defined as to knowingly make misleading or false statements under oath or to sign a legal document one knows to be false or misleading.

  • Probation Violation
    Probation Violation shall be defined as an offence that occurs when one breaks the terms or conditions of their probation.

  • Revelation
    Revelation shall be defined as the illegal or un-consented exposing of personal or otherwise sensitive information that belongs to another individual or entity.

  • Sabotage
    Sabotage shall be defined as the act of deliberately destroying, damaging, or obstructing something, especially for political or military advantage.

  • Securities Fraud
    Securities Fraud shall be defined as knowingly making fraudulent or misleading statements about any private entity that lead to outsiders making incorrect assumptions based on such statements.

  • Stalking
    Stalking shall be defined as the unwanted pursuit of an individual for any given purpose

  • Theft
    Theft shall be defined as the taking of a person's property without their permission, or also with the intent to deprive them of said property permanently

  • Vandalism
    Vandalism shall be defined as the defacing or unwanted spam of an individual or group

  • Treason
    Treason shall be defined as the crime of betraying the region, especially by attempting to overthrow the sovereign or government, or exposing state secrets to outsiders.

Section 1: The following punishments shall be recognized as legal repercussions for any crime committed:

  • Probation.

  • Muting or suppression of speech for a given period of time.

  • Revocation of citizenship for a given period of time or indefinitely.

  • Ejection/Kicking from the region/discord.

  • Banishment for a given period of time or indefinitely.

Section 2: Unusual or lowly punishments that infringe on the convicted's dignity or honour are prohibited.

Section 3: The discord moderators have the right to issue on the spot punishment to outsiders or minor offenders without the consent of the court.

Section 4: Minor offenders are defined as those who commit petty crimes such as vandalism, or disturb the peace. Their muting done on the initiative of discord moderators does not inhibit the victims from lodging a court case.

Section 5: The court can overturn any of the disciplinary actions undertaken by Discord Moderators.

Section 6: Discord moderators are not mandated by this Bill to be government officials, and as such, while the NWE government has judicial jurisdiction over the Discord moderating service in the form of the Court, any other jurisdiction, whether it be executive or legislative is forbidden.

Section 7: Exceptions to Section 6 include government officials and the Emperor being given roles that correspond to their office and their respective profession.

Preamble: With the intention of easing access to the Criminal Code and appropriate punishments, this Article deals with provisions in the reproduction of unaltered copies of this Code for public distribution and Notice.

Section 1: The Criminal Code shall be defined as Articles 1 and 2 of Section 3. Concerning Defined Crimes and their appropriate punishments.

Section 2: The Justice Department, the High Court, and the Supreme Court are given the right to reproduce un-altered copies of this Code for providing a reference to both officials and citizens.

Section 3: Knowingly altering or changing the code in a copy document shall be illegal and fall under the definition of securities fraud.

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{9} Aye: Dependants, South-East Antarctica, Laurennia, Drifterica,
Mukolayiv, Tristandecuhna,
New Jakobly, United Soviet States Of Russian Empire, Hidden the Artic.

{0} Abstain:

{1} Nay: The Traditional States


Lucenzia (CON)
Vocren nat (RPP)
Ormantum (CON)
Sorrentopia (RPP)
MNI (DEM)

____________________________________________________________________________________________

If there's any problems let me know
Thanks, Deppy

{Motion by Dependants for a Non-Binding Referendum on the establishment of a Military - IN VOTE}

Question;
Do you support the establishment of a regional Military?

Options;
1. Yes
2. No
____________________________________________________________________________________________

{7} Aye: Dependants, New Jakobly,
The Traditional States, Sorrentopia,
Laurennia, South-East Antarctica,
Drifterica.

{1} Nay: Ormantum

____________________________________________________________________________________________

If there's any problems let me know
Thanks, Deppy

Aye, yes, whatever the positive answer is.

Chancellor Deppy wrote:{Motion by Dependants for a Non-Binding Referendum on the establishment of a Military - IN VOTE}

Question;
Do you support the establishment of a regional Military?

Options;
1. Yes
2. No
____________________________________________________________________________________________

{1} Aye: Dependants,

{0} Nay:


____________________________________________________________________________________________

If there's any problems let me know
Thanks, Deppy

I vote nay. Why don't we vote on an actual military bill instead, that's what we were elected to do.

Aye. A regional military is necessary to protect this great nation, Chief.

Ormantum wrote:I vote nay. Why don't we vote on an actual military bill instead, that's what we were elected to do.

We will (if the motion passes). The question before a bill is an effect of the Referendum Act.

New Jakobly wrote:We will (if the motion passes). The question before a bill is an effect of the Referendum Act.

Yes I know, and it’s stupid. We’re a legislative body not a polling station.

Chancellor Deppy wrote:{Motion by Dependants for a Non-Binding Referendum on the establishment of a Military - IN VOTE}

Question;
Do you support the establishment of a regional Military?

Options;
1. Yes
2. No
____________________________________________________________________________________________

{1} Aye: Dependants,

{0} Nay:


____________________________________________________________________________________________

If there's any problems let me know
Thanks, Deppy

Aye!

It is a major belief in CTZ that a military is needed, not only to get ourselves out there in terms of international community, but also to give people something to do. As of such, I vote aye of course!

While it is quite weird that we're making a "poll" in here, I might as well vote.
Aye

{Motion by Dependants for a Non-Binding Referendum on the establishment of a Military - PASSED}

Question;
Do you support the establishment of a regional Military?

Options;
1. Yes
2. No
____________________________________________________________________________________________

{13} Aye: Dependants, New Jakobly,
The Traditional States, Sorrentopia,
Laurennia, South-East Antarctica,
Drifterica, Hidden the Artic, United Soviet States Of Russian Empire, MNI,
Lucenzia, Mukolayiv, Tristandecuhna.

{1} Nay: Ormantum


Vocren nat (RPP)

____________________________________________________________________________________________

If there's any problems let me know
Thanks, Deppy

{Motion by Senator Mukolayiv for Emperor Josephtan to remove any reference of party from Candidate names during Ministerial Elections - IN VOTE}
____________________________________________________________________________________________

{5} Aye: Dependants, Mukolayiv, The Evile Empire, South-East Antarctica,
Tristandecuhna.

{6} Nay: New Jakobly, Drifterica, MNI, The Traditional States, Laurennia,
Ormantum.


Lucenzia (CON)
Vocren nat (RPP)
Hidden the Artic (CTZ)
Sorrentopia (RPP)

____________________________________________________________________________________________

If there's any problems let me know
Thanks, Deppy

Chancellor Deppy wrote:{Motion by Senator Mukolayiv for Emperor Josephtan to remove any reference of party from Candidate names during Ministerial Elections - IN VOTE}
____________________________________________________________________________________________

{2} Aye: Dependants, Mukolayiv.

{0} Nay:


____________________________________________________________________________________________

If there's any problems let me know
Thanks, Deppy

nay

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