Term Dates Act 2017

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Term Dates Act 2017
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Central Committee
An act to provide for a cohesive timeframe for which elected officials of The Communist Bloc shall begin their terms.​
Citation unarchived
Date passed June 1, 2017
Date signed June 1, 2017
Signed by Pytor Petrovsky
Administered by Administrative Council
Repealed by Central Committee
Introduced by Thomas Calloway
Summary
Delays the inauguration of elected officials.
Status: Repealed

Term Dates Act 2017

An act to provide for a cohesive timeframe for which elected officials of The Communist Bloc shall begin their terms.​

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 “Term Dates Act 2017”.

ARTICLE II - Definitions

(2) “Elected” shall be defined as a candidate(s) who receive the requisite amount of votes, as further defined by the Elections Act 2016 and the Constitution of the People’s Republic of The Communist Bloc.

(3) “Term” shall be defined as the length of time a member of the Central Committee or the General Secretary serve in office.

(4) “Electoral voting period” shall be defined as the period of time that eligible citizens of the Communist Bloc have to vote for all offices as defined by the Elections Act 2016.

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

ARTICLE III - Provisions

​ (6) Elected candidates for the Office of General Secretary shall take office forty-eight (48) hours after the close of the electoral voting period in which they met the necessary threshold of votes to be declared winner.

  • (i.)If the incumbent General Secretary is reelected to the Office of General Secretary, they shall begin their new term immediately.
  • (ii.)If a runoff occurs, the incumbent General Secretary shall continue to act as head of state and head of government until the close of the runoff electoral voting period.

​ (7) Elected candidates for the Central Committee shall take office forty-eight (48) hours after the close of the electoral voting period in which they met the necessary threshold of votes to be declared the winner.

  • (i.)If there is a tie between candidates for the last seat(s) on the Central Committee, the newly elected members of the Central Committee shall not begin their terms until the close of the runoff electoral voting period.​

ARTICLE IV - Schedule

(8) 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 Thomas Calloway)