Central Committee Procedures Act 2016

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Central Committee Procedures Act 2016
Central Committee
An act to formalise the procedures of the Central Committee.
Citation LA1AD2
Date passed May 2, 2016
Date signed May 8, 2016
Signed by Zenny Winter
Date commenced May 8, 2016
Administered by Central Committee Chair
Repealed by Central Committee Procedure Reform Act 2018
Introduced by Piper Winter
Related legislation
Party Procedures Act 2017
Sets forth the procedure of the Central Committee.
Status: Repealed

Central Committee Procedures Act 2016

An act to formalise the procedures of the Central Committee.​

Now, therefore, BE IT ENACTED by the order of the glorious Constitution of this People's Republic, by and with the advice and consent of the democratically elected representatives of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party, in holding the public mandate, in this present committee assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows-

ARTICLE I - Short Title​

(1) This act may be cited as the “CC Procedures Act 2016”.

ARTICLE II - Definitions​

(2) “Central Committee Member” shall refer to the elected members of the Central Committee.

(3) “Chair of the Central Committee” shall refer to the Premier nominated by the General Secretary and approved by the Central Committee.

(4) “TCB” shall be defined as the shorthand of ‘The People’s Republic of The Communist Bloc’.

(5) “General Gallery” shall be defined as a public forum for the people to discuss all legislative proposals in discussion.

(6) “Principal Act” shall refer to the current bill here presented.

ARTICLE III - Provisions

Section I: Tenets of the Central Committee

(7) The Central Committee shall propose no legislation that contravenes the rights of the people as laid out in the Constitution of the People’s Republic of The Communist Bloc.

(8) Central Committee members are duty bound to hear and respond to concerns raised in the General Gallery.

(9) Central Committee members shall debate only the facts and opinions pertinent to proposed legislation. Never shall a member of the Central Committee make personal attacks against its own or the people of TCB in the course of debate.

(10) Central Committee members are obligated to debate and vote on all proposals presented.

(11) The Central Committee shall heed council and advice if need be and provide same to TCB and her Government.

(12) The Central Committee shall always vote publically, no secret ballot shall be permitted.

Section II: Chair of the Central Committee

(13) The Chair shall moderate the Central Committee and ensure all debates adhere to the Tenets of the Central Committee.

(14) It is the duty of the Chair to moderate and manage proceedings as per Section III of this act.

(15) The ability to open discussion, call for vote, and organise vote proceedings is a duty that falls solely to the Chair of the Central Committee.

(16) The Central Committee shall elect from within a member of the Central Committee to serve as Acting Chair in the event the Premier is unavailable. Either with notification or due to an unexplained absence of a period of 7 days.

(17) If the Chair is absent unexplained for a period of 14 days then the Central Committee shall call for a replacement which shall be put forward by the General Secretary.

(18) The Central Committee may call for removal of the Chair should a valid reason be provided to the General Secretary, as well as a vote with at least 2/3s in support.

Section III: Proposals and Voting

(19) All proposals either written or sponsored by Central Committee members, shall be submitted to the Central Committee, but no discussion shall begin until the Chair has opened discussion.

(20) The Central Committee shall debate a maximum of 5 proposals at any one time. Emergency legislation and treaties are exempt from this limit.

(21) All proposals must not be brought to vote within 72 hours of discussion opening. After 72 hours, the Chair may bring debate to a vote should there be no reasonable discussion in progress.

(22) The Central Committee may vote either ‘Aye’, ‘Nay’, or ‘Abstain’. Legislation shall pass if ‘Aye’ secures more votes than ‘Nay’.

(23) At least 50% of the members of the Central Committee must submit a vote for a bill before it may pass. Further, a vote must be open for at least 48 hours before it may be closed.

(24) Once a vote passes, it is the responsibility of the Chair to submit legislation for signing to the General Secretary and open referendum for Constitutional amendments.

(25) If a vote does not pass, then the proposal may return to the floor and be reopened for debate immediately if the author wishes to continue discussion. Should a proposal fail to pass a second time, it may only be resubmitted as a new piece of legislation only after 7 days has passed.

Section IV: Inactivity and Removal of a Central Committee Member

(26) If a Central Committee member has missed 3 votes consecutively without explanation or other activity within the Central Committee, or has been inactive for a period of 14 days, then the Central Committee may vote for removal of the inactive member.

(27) An emergency by-election will take place to fill the empty position. The by-election will have a 3 day standing period and a 24 hour vote. The candidate securing the most votes will secure the vacant seat.

ARTICLE IV - Schedule​

(28) The principal act shall come into force immediately upon passage of the Central Committee with the signature of the General Secretary.

(Proposed and written by Piper Valenska)