Mandatory Notices Act

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Mandatory Notices Act
Introduced by Anaaxes
Required majority Simple majority
Status: Pending

Article 1. Notices Related to Resignations of Officers[edit]

Section 1. Resignations Generally[edit]

Resignations shall be in writing, and made as follows:

Clause 1. By the World Assembly Delegate, to the Speaker of the Union
Clause 2. By the Speaker of the Union, to the Chancellor
Clause 3. By the Chancellor, to the Speaker of the Union
Clause 4. By the Speaker pro tempore, to the Speaker of the Union
Clause 5. By a Minister or Deputy Minister, to the World Assembly Delegate
Clause 6. By the Attorney General or a Deputy Attorney General, to the Minister of Domestic Affairs
Clause 7. By an Ambassador of the Social Liberal Union, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Clause 8. By all other appointed officers, to the officer that appointed or nominated them
Clause 9. By all other statutory officers elected by the Open Parliament, to the Speaker of the Union

Article 2. Notices Related to States of Emergencies[edit]

Section 1. Notice of submission of a resolution bill in the Open Parliament to declare a state of emergency[edit]

If a resolution bill is submitted by a Member State for consideration by the Open Parliament that would declare a state of emergency pursuant to Article 2, Section 9, Clause 5 of the Constitution, the author of said bill shall ensure that, within one hour of such a bill being submitted, that the following notice be posted onto the regional message board and sent via telegram to the Founder, the Delegate, the Speaker, and the Chancellor:

NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF A RESOLUTION BILL IN THE OPEN PARLIAMENT TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY:

Please take notice that, under the authority of Article 2, Section 9, Clause 5 of the Constitution, the Open Parliament is currently considering a bill, submitted by [nation name of bill author], that if passed, would declare that a state of emergency exists in the Social Liberal Union, due to an emergency situation exists (such as an invasion or rebellion) which threatens the sovereignty or existence of the Social Liberal Union or the Open Parliament, or, which otherwise prevents or interferes with the due execution of the laws or Constitution of the Social Liberal Union.

You are advised to scrutinze this proposed Resolution, and cast your vote if and when the bill goes to vote here: [Direct link(s) to proposal and discussion]

Unless a state of emergency is already in effect, there is a MANDATORY 1 day public debate period for this bill, as required by the Constitution.

According to the Constitution, this type of a state of emergency declaration may only last UP TO 14 days, unless the Open Parliament takes further action to extend it with another Resolution. Only another Resolution of Parliament can revoke a state of emergency declared by the Open Parliament.

During the duration of a state of emergency, mandatory voting periods in the Open Parliament are shortened, and the public debate periods on bills are suspended. Furthermore, the Founder is authorized to eject and indefinitely ban foreign invaders or sleeper agents. There may be other implications or emergency powers granted as a result of this state of emergency, as established by Acts of Parliament.

The relevant section of the Constitution can be found on the Library of Parliament here: http://parliament.slugov.com/index.php?title=Third_Constitution_of_the_Social_Liberal_Union#Section_9._States_of_Emergency

This is a statutory notice pursuant to the Mandatory Notices Act.

Section 2. Notice of declaration of a state of emergency by at least two officers of the Social Liberal Union[edit]

If at least two of the officers listed in Article 2, Section 9, Clause 2 of the Constitution jointly declare a state of emergency, they shall ensure that within one hour of such a declaration being agreed to, that the following notice be posted onto the regional message board and sent via telegram or private message to all of the other officers listed in the aforementioned clause of the Constitution, and, shall ensure that a copy is sent to all Member States via telegram:

NOTICE OF DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY AT LEAST TWO OFFICERS OF THE SOCIAL LIBERAL UNION:

Please take notice that, in accordance with Article 2, Section 9, Clause 2 of the Constitution, [nation names or titles of authorized officers assenting to the declaration] have jointly declared that a state of emergency exists in the Social Liberal Union. These officers certify and declare that an emergency situation exists (such as an invasion or rebellion) which threatens the sovereignty or existence of the Social Liberal Union or the Open Parliament, or, which otherwise prevents or interferes with the due execution of the laws or Constitution of the Social Liberal Union.

Only the Founder, the Delegate, the Speaker, and the Chancellor are authorized to make emergency declarations according to the Constitution, and at least two must agree for a declaration to be valid. None of these officers may declare a state of emergency more than once every 3 months, unless it is made with unanimous consent of all of the other officers.

According to the Constitution, this type of a state of emergency declaration may only last up to 10 days. This declaration was issued on [issuance date] and must end NO LATER than [issuance date plus ten days], unless the Open Parliament takes further action to extend it. At least two of the authorized officers or a Resolution of Parliament may revoke a state of emergency under Section 9, Clause 2.

During the duration of this declaration, mandatory voting periods in the Open Parliament are shortened, and the public debate periods on bills are suspended. Furthermore, the Founder is authorized to eject and indefinitely ban foreign invaders or sleeper agents. There may be other implications or emergency powers granted as a result of this state of emergency, as established by Acts of Parliament.

The relevant section of the Constitution can be found on the Library of Parliament here: http://parliament.slugov.com/index.php?title=Third_Constitution_of_the_Social_Liberal_Union#Section_9._States_of_Emergency

This is a statutory notice pursuant to the Mandatory Notices Act.

Section 3. Notice of declaration of a state of emergency by the Open Parliament of the Social Liberal Union[edit]

If the Open Parliament, by Resolution, declares a state of emergency pursuant to Article 2, Section 9, Clause 5 of the Constitution, the Speaker or their designee shall ensure that, within 36 hours of the passage of said Resolution, that the following notice be posted onto the regional message board and that a copy is sent to all Member States via telegram:

NOTICE OF DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE OPEN PARLIAMENT OF THE SOCIAL LIBERAL UNION:

Please take notice that, in accordance with Article 2, Section 9, Clause 5 of the Constitution, the Open Parliament by Resolution, has declared that a state of emergency exists in the Social Liberal Union. The Open Parliament declared that an emergency situation exists (such as an invasion or rebellion) which threatens the sovereignty or existence of the Social Liberal Union or the Open Parliament, or, which otherwise prevents or interferes with the due execution of the laws or Constitution of the Social Liberal Union.

According to the Constitution, this type of a state of emergency declaration may only last up to 14 days. This declaration was issued on [issuance date] and must end no later than [issuance date plus fourteen days], unless the Open Parliament takes further action to extend it with another Resolution. Only a Resolution of Parliament can revoke this state of emergency earlier.

During the duration of this declaration, mandatory voting periods in the Open Parliament are shortened, and the public debate periods on bills are suspended. Furthermore, the Founder is authorized to eject and indefinitely ban foreign invaders or sleeper agents. There may be other implications or emergency powers granted as a result of this state of emergency, established by Acts of Parliament.

The relevant section of the Constitution can be found on the Library of Parliament here: http://parliament.slugov.com/index.php?title=Third_Constitution_of_the_Social_Liberal_Union#Section_9._States_of_Emergency

This is a statutory notice pursuant to the Mandatory Notices Act.

Section 4. Notice of early revocation of declaration of a state of emergency by at least two officers of the Social Liberal Union[edit]

If at least two of the officers listed in Article 2, Section 9, Clause 2 of the Constitution jointly rescind a state of emergency, they shall ensure that within one hour of such a revocation being agreed to, that the following notice be posted onto the regional message board and sent via telegram or private message to all of the other officers listed in the aforementioned clause of the Constitution:

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY AT LEAST TWO OFFICERS OF THE SOCIAL LIBERAL UNION:

Please take notice that, in accordance with Article 2, Section 9, Clause 6 of the Constitution, [nation names or titles of authorized officers assenting to the revocation] have jointly revoked a state of emergency declaration originally issued on [date of original issuance]. These officers certify and declare that an emergency situation (such as an invasion or rebellion) which threatens the sovereignty or existence of the Social Liberal Union or the Open Parliament, or, which otherwise prevents or interferes with the due execution of the laws or Constitution of the Social Liberal Union NO LONGER EXISTS.

Only the Founder, the Delegate, the Speaker, and the Chancellor are authorized to make or revoke such a declaration under this provision, and at least two must agree for a declaration to be rescinded. These officers cannot revoke a state of emergency made by Resolution of Parliament.

Any bills which are at vote in the Open Parliament when a state of emergency is rescinded, shall have their voting period extended to non-emergency lengths, or, the Speaker or the author(s) of such a bill may withdraw the bill from consideration. The emergency constitutional powers of the Founder have ended.

The relevant section of the Constitution can be found on the Library of Parliament here: http://parliament.slugov.com/index.php?title=Third_Constitution_of_the_Social_Liberal_Union#Section_9._States_of_Emergency

This is a statutory notice pursuant to the Mandatory Notices Act.

Section 5. Notice of early revocation of declaration of a state of emergency by the Open Parliament of the Social Liberal Union[edit]

If the Open Parliament, by Resolution, revokes a declaration of a state of emergency pursuant to Article 2, Section 9, Clause 6 of the Constitution, the author of said Resolution shall ensure that, within 36 hours of the passage of said Resolution, that the following notice be posted onto the regional message board and that a copy is sent to the Founder, the Delegate, the Speaker, and the Chancellor:

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE OPEN PARLIAMENT OF THE SOCIAL LIBERAL UNION:

Please take notice that, in accordance with Article 2, Section 9, Clause 6 of the Constitution, the Open Parliament by Resolution, has revoked a state of emergency declaration originally issued on [date of original issuance]. The Open Parliament declares that an emergency situation (such as an invasion or rebellion) which threatens the sovereignty or existence of the Social Liberal Union or the Open Parliament, or, which otherwise prevents or interferes with the due execution of the laws or Constitution of the Social Liberal Union NO LONGER EXISTS.

Any bills which are at vote in the Open Parliament when a state of emergency is rescinded, shall have their voting period extended to non-emergency lengths, or, the Speaker or the author(s) of such a bill may withdraw the bill from consideration. The emergency constitutional powers of the Founder have ended.

The relevant section of the Constitution can be found on the Library of Parliament here: http://parliament.slugov.com/index.php?title=Third_Constitution_of_the_Social_Liberal_Union#Section_9._States_of_Emergency

This is a statutory notice pursuant to the Mandatory Notices Act.

Section 6. Notice of end of state of emergency[edit]

If the Open Parliament, by Resolution, revokes a declaration of a state of emergency pursuant to Article 2, Section 9, Clause 6 of the Constitution, the author of said Resolution shall ensure that, within 36 hours of the passage of said Resolution, that the following notice be posted onto the regional message board and that a copy is sent to the Founder, the Delegate, the Speaker, and the Chancellor:

NOTICE OF END OF STATE OF EMERGENCY:

Please take notice that a state of emergency originally declared on [date of original issuance] by [Resolution of Parliament or name of two officers which declared state of emergency], has ENDED.

Any bills which are at vote in the Open Parliament when a state of emergency is rescinded, shall have their voting period extended to non-emergency lengths, or, the Speaker or the author(s) of such a bill may withdraw the bill from consideration. The emergency constitutional powers of the Founder have ended.

The relevant section of the Constitution can be found on the Library of Parliament here: http://parliament.slugov.com/index.php?title=Third_Constitution_of_the_Social_Liberal_Union#Section_9._States_of_Emergency

This is a statutory notice pursuant to the Mandatory Notices Act.

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Offences Related to Mandatory Notices[edit]

Section 1. Refusal or failure to publish a mandatory notice by an officer of the Social Liberal Union[edit]

Unless impracticable due to lack of adequate regional officer communications authority, any officer which refuses, or, through gross negligence, fails to make or publish any notice required by this Act may be subject to prosecution for a Class 2 offence, or, if such notice was required by Article 2 of this Act, a Class 3 offence.

Section 2. Refusal or failure to publish a mandatory notice by a State generally[edit]

Unless actually unable to, any State which refuses, or, through gross negligence, fails to make or publish any notice required by this Act may be subject to prosecution for a Class 1 offence, or, if such notice was required by Article 2 of this Act, a Class 3 offence.

Section 3. Suppression of a regional message board post containing a mandatory notice[edit]

Any State which maliciously suppresses a regional message board post which exclusively contains a notice required by this Act, may be subject to prosecution for a Class 2 offence, or, if such notice was required by Article 2 of this Act, a Class 4 offence.

Section 4. Malicious alteration of a mandatory notice[edit]

Any State which maliciously alters or deforms the statutory language and construction of a notice required by this Act so as to unduly confuse Member States or obscure the intent or message of the statutory notice, may be subject to prosecution for a Class 2 offence, or, if such notice was required by Article 2 of this Act, a Class 3 offence.

Section 5. Malicious statements undermining emergency notices[edit]

Any State which maliciously, through any statement, symbolism, or innuendo undermines or questions the validity or legitimacy of a lawful and proper notice issued pursuant to Article 2 of this Act, so as to attempt to prevent, hinder, or delay the due execution of the laws and Constitution of the Social Liberal Union or its adequate defense, may be subject to prosecution for a Class 3 offence.