Twentieth Amendment

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Twentieth Constitutional Amendment 2018
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Central Committee
An amendment to give the citizens greater control over the lawmaking process.
Citation LA0CO21
Date passed March 1, 2018
Date signed March 31, 2018
Signed by Approved at Referendum
Date commenced March 31, 2018
Administered by The Chief Justice
Introduced by Nathaniel Penrose
Summary
Allows citizens to repeal laws via referendum.
Status: Applied to Constitution at Time

Imperative Mandate Amendment 2018 (20th Constitutional Amendment)

An amendment to give the citizens greater control over the lawmaking process.​

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 Communist Bloc, 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 “Imperative Mandate Amendment 2018” or the “20th Constitutional Amendment.”

ARTICLE II Definitions​

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

ARTICLE III Provisions​

(3) Article VI of the Constitution of the People’s Republic in its entirety will be referred to as Article VII.

(4) Article VI shall now read as follows:

Article Vl: Citizen Ballot Initiatives

(1) Citizens of The Communist Bloc have the inalienable right to initiate a Referendum of Repeal to remove any Law passed by the Central Committee or Executive Order passed by the General Secretary.

Prerequisites for a Referendum of Repeal

(2) A list containing a minimum of at least 10 signatures must be presented upon initiating the referendum.

(a) If such a list is not presented alongside the referendum it will be considered illegal and shall be suspended immediately.

Procedure of a Referendum of Repeal

(3) All Referendums of Repeal will be overseen by the Chief Justice of the People’s Tribunal to ensure protocol as stated by this amendment is followed.

(4) A Referendum of Repeal can only be enacted within the General Gallery.

(5) Such a referendum shall last for a period of 48 hours.

(7) A Referendum of Repeal for an Executive Order or Law can only be initiated 24 hours after the bill or Executive Order in question has passed into law.

(8) Laws and Executive Orders may only be repealed if more than 50% of a minimum of 20 total votes be in favor of the repeal.

Safeguards to the Citizens’ Imperative Mandate

(9) If an Executive Order passed by the General Secretary or Law passed by the Central Committee is repealed, an Executive Order or Law aimed at accomplishing the same or a similar goal cannot be enacted by that executive administration or session of the Central Committee.

(10) If the citizens believe the Central Committee or General Secretariat is attempting to enact legislation of the same or similar motive, they may call upon the People’s Tribunal of The Communist Bloc. Said body will decide whether or not the legislation in question has the same or similar motives. If it is decided that the legislation is repetitive or similar it will immediately be tabled.

(11) If the Central Committee or General Secretariat passes more than three pieces of legislation that get repealed by the public through a Referendum of Repeal, that session of the Central Committee or Administration of the Executive Government willautomatically be dissolved and a new election will take place.

ARTICLE IV Schedule​

(4) The principal act shall come into force immediately upon passage of the Central Committee, and with the passage of a referendum.

(Proposed and written by Nathaniel Penrose with advice from Lewis Flood)