Party Procedures Act 2017

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Party Procedures Act 2017
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An act to reform the party as to ensure that the people and both branches are represented equally. An act to remove Zennyism-Piperism as the official ideology of the party. An act to create common sense procedures for the Central Committee​
Citation LA2DA13
Date passed February 12, 2017
Date signed February 12/14, 2017
Signed by Pytor Petrovsky/Article IV Approved at Referendum
Date commenced February 14, 2017
Administered by Chair of Central Committee, General Secretary
Introduced by Lewis Flood, on behalf of the Petrovsky Administration
Related legislation
Central Committee Procedure Reform Act 2018
Summary
Removes Zennyism-Piperism as the party ideology, adds procedures to the Central Committee and amends the constitution to establish the State of the Bloc speech.
Status: Substantially amended

Party Procedures Act 2017

An act to reform the party as to ensure that the people and both branches are represented equally. An act to remove Zennyism-Piperism as the official ideology of the party. An act to create common sense procedures for 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 “Party Procedures Act”.

Article II - Definitions

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

(3) “Government” shall refer to the Executive and Legislative branches of The Communist Bloc.

Article III - Non-Constitutional Changes​

Repealed

(4) “Zennyism-Piperism” shall be removed as the official party ideology.

  • a: The party shall not adopt an official ideology, while this section is in effect.​

(5) The Executive Government may expedite the discussion period of bills, to a minimum of 24 hours, if an emergency amendment or act is thought to be required.

  • a: The Executive Government shall announce the bill as an expedited bill when they submit it, however a simple motion of delay may be passed within the Central Committee to return to a normal timeframe for discussion; voting on a motion of delay is permitted at any time.
  • b: All Government bills shall be submitted by the Premier, as directed by the General Secretary. In the case that the Premier is not available, the General Secretary may ask any member of the Central Committee to post on their behalf.​

(6) No bill shall be put to vote if said bill has not been up for discussion within the General Gallery for at least 24 hours.

(7) The Premier may designate a member of the Central Committee to take their place, in the event of their absence. Said member shall hold the chair of the Central Committee during the Premier's absence, but shall not hold any other constitutionally defined powers.

(8) The Premier’s Office shall keep a record of all votes held within the chamber.

(9) If a legislative election vote is due within five (5) days, all bills currently under discussion shall not be put to vote until after said election. This rule extends to motions, while expedited bills shall be exempt from this rule.

(10) Bills shall be dismissed from the chamber if no discussion has taken place for seven (7) days or if a majority of members consent to a motion of dismissal.

Article IV - Constitutional Changes​

(11) Article IV of the Constitution shall have the following section appended:

At the start of the General Secretary’s term, the General Secretary shall deliver a speech outlining the state of the region, the government and their agenda for legislation. This speech shall then have a non-binding vote of approval within the Central Committee.

Article V - Schedule​

(12) Article III shall go into effect immediately upon passing the Central Committee and being signed by the General Secretary.

(13) Article IV shall go into effect upon passing the Central Committee with a ⅔ majority and being approved at a public referendum.

(14) In the case that this bill does not pass the Central Committee with a ⅔ majority, but instead a simple majority, Article III shall still go into effect, while Article IV shall not.

(Proposed and written by Lewis Flood, on behalf of the Petrovsky Administration)