We ought to get this party started very soon.
Your wish is my command!
I am happy to announce the (tardy) opening of the 1st Thaecian Senate! More information is available in the factbook linked here:
The Senate is the upper legislative chamber of Thaecia's bicameral legislature. Its creation and powers, like the House, are defined in Article III of the Constitution. It has the authority to approve of the Prime Minister's judicial appointments. It is composed of 5 senators, one of which is chosen to control the Senate's agenda (the Chairman) by the majority party/coalition.
Thaecian Progressive Union (TPU) Caucus
Pirate Party of Thaecia (PPT) Caucus
Thaecian Solidarity Party (TSP) Caucus
We look forward to a productive first senate, and apologise sincerely for the late opening of the upper chamber!
I ask that Chairman Taralania makes an alt nation to be send here so he can be granted permissions over the Senate's necessary functions.
Cerdenia and Myrineos
this name doesn't fit, but im Taralania, and this was also the only puppet i had that had over a lotta people
Hello members of the Thaecian Senate!
Iím very happy to have this opportunity to help craft and approve legislation with all of you. I hope that we can work together and avoid petty squabbles between political parties, because really, are we that different?
yes, yes we are. the technocratic party will be our downfall maaan
Also who is the Shadow Chairman? The leader of the second largest coalition?
Or does the Shadow Chairman act as an assistant of sorts to Taralania?
I feel that our constitutional review must put an emphasis on the Supreme Court of Thaecia. How will we appoint the justices?
Will they serve a set term or a life-long term?
Ight bois here we go. Lets hope this goes better than last time...
Here's our first topic of debate! Factbook arguments should be submitted in this order:
If you all would be so kind as to read and write quickly I would really appreciate it. Something I just realized, make sure you put your main points in the Factbook, but debate can simply be done here in the RMB.
Hi guys! Slightly confused as to what Iím commenting on. Isnít that a house bill?
It is, but it's passed the house, so it's our turn to debate it. If we give it the ok, it's a law. If we vote it down we send it back to the house.
Ohhhh ok. Thanks again.
SNAP ELECTION FOR THE THAECIAN SENATE
The upper chamber of the Thaecian legislature has, in essence, collapsed due to inactivity. To ratify this situation, the leaders of the Senate have agreed to call a snap election. All citizens (WA residents) are eligible to vote and run in this election. Votes cast by non-WA nations without a waiver shall be excluded from the final result. The election will take place on the 6th April. To declare your candidacy for this election, you must inform (by any means) President Xernon of your intention to run by the 5th April. If you do not, you will be excluded from the ballot.
Best of luck to all candidates and parties.
Resolution on the Viscosity of Yogurt and other Dairy Products - H.B. 002
Author: The Marconian State
Sponsor: The Marconian State
WHEREAS the viscosity of yogurt within the region is either too liquid or too thick,
WHEREAS some cheeses, when processed in certain fashions, may cause health concerns to the general populace,
ENACTS a regulatory body called the Thaecian Cheese and Yogurt Administration (CYA) in order to properly regulate the viscosity and processing of yogurts and other cheese and dairy products,
BARS any yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products from making it onto the market without inspection by the CYA,
DELEGATES the structure of the regulatory body of the CYA to the President,
ALLOCATES funds to pay for the expenses of the CYA every financial year, adjusted for inflation, with increases or decreases to the budget to be approved by the House and Senate, as according to the Constitution.
The Bigtopia and Zanaana
This is the first bill we will be voting on.
Ministerial Hearings Act - H.B. 001
To further the checks & balances purpose of Congress. Hereby enacts the following.
The purpose of Ministerial Hearings is for Congress to submit questions to a specific Minister in the executive government, to make sure progress and competence is being carried out by the executive branch. All members of the Government are subject to Ministerial Hearings. Members of the Government are defined as the Prime Minister, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Justice Minister, the Cultural/Entertainment Minister, and the Roleplay Minister. The President is not subject to Ministerial Hearings. Ministerial Hearings will be held on that Houses RMB.
Every Monday, the House of Commons business will stop and the Speaker will call upon a Minister to speak in the House of Commons (what Minister is called is set out in Section 4). Throughout the week Members of Parliament will be able to submit questions to the Speaker. On Monday, the Speaker will then select and submit 5 questions to the Minister that must be answered that day.
When the Prime Minister is called to a hearing. The Speaker can select and submit 8 questions to the Prime Minister.
Ministers may also make statements to the House as separate to answering questions.
Every Friday, Senate business will stop and the Senate President will call upon a Minister to speak in the Senate (what Minister is called is set out in Section 4). Throughout the week Senators will be able to submit questions to the Senate President. On Friday, the Senate President will then select and submit 5 questions to the Minister that must be answered that day.
When the Prime Minister is called to a hearing. The Senate President can select and submit 8 questions to the Prime Minister.
Ministers may also make statements to the Senate as separate to answering questions.
Ministerial Hearings are ran on a 6 week schedule. The House of Commons & Senate schedules will be different.
House of Commons Schedule:
Week 1: The Prime Minister
Week 2: The Culture/Entertainment Minister
Week 3: The Foreign Affairs Minister
Week 4: The Justice Minister
Week 5: The Home Affairs Minister
Week 6: The Roleplay Minister
Week 1: The Justice Minister
Week 2: The Home Affairs Minister
Week 3: The Roleplay Minister
Week 4: The Prime Minister
Week 5: The Culture/Entertainment Minister
Week 6: The Foreign Affairs Minister
Urgent Ministerial Hearings are un-scheduled hearings that will be held if a group of Members of Parliament or Senators believe one is required.
In order for an Urgent Ministerial Hearing to be held, a proposal must be put to the floor of that chamber and passed with a simple majority. If the proposal passes, the Urgent Ministerial Hearing must be held within 3 days of the proposal being passed, not including Mondays and Fridays.
In the event of an Urgent Ministerial Hearing, members of the chamber holding the Hearing may submit questions as they please in which the Minister must answer all of them that day.
Urgent Ministerial Hearings will be held in that chambers RMB.
This law shall come into effect the next Monday after this law is passed.
Cerdenia and Greater conexus
I see. I have some Amendments to this one